Safeguarding Adults: Self-neglect course
Training on how to recognise and manage cases of self-neglect, including duties and responsibilities under the Care Act and Mental Capacity Act. For housing, local authority, social work, public health officers and emergency service staff.
This is a sample training course outline. It is based on approximately 25 delegates, trained at your premises. It can be adapted to your organisation’s training and CPD requirements. Contact us to arrange an in-house customised course.
- Context and indicators (eg hoarding, poor personal hygiene etc)
- What self-neglect is and what may cause it
- Parameters of duties and responsibilities
- Legal options
- The Care Act and adult safeguarding
- Ensuring accurate MCA assessments
- Strategic framework for good practice
- What supports best practice
- Case studies.
We use a range of case studies and scenarios to help delegates to understand the practical application of good safeguarding practice.
- Develop an understanding of self-neglect and how best to respond
- Explore limits and responsibilities of intervention
- Explore the issue of mental capacity and the individual’s right to make ‘unwise’ decisions
- Consider when adult safeguarding may be an appropriate response
- Understand what constitutes good practice and develop strategies to achieve this.
Who should attend?
This course is aimed at housing providers, housing officers and managers, public health officers, social workers within local authorities and staff in emergency services including the fire brigade.
- Full day training course - 7 hours