Community Care Live 2015
The Care Act 2014 requires us to take a personalised approach to adult safeguarding, ensuring that wherever possible the individual at risk of harm remains in control, making their own decisions and judging what is best for them.
At the Community Care Live conference on 4 November 2015, SCIE’s practice development manager, Elaine Cass, gave a presentation on safeguarding and empowerment. Good social work practice can empower people to consider different options and think about how their life could be better, especially if care is taken not to damage valuable relationships or remove control. Understanding all the options and the relevant law can help practitioners be creative in their responses to very difficult circumstances.