This At a glance briefing looks at ways of involving people who use services in adult safeguarding at an individual level and at a strategic level.
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This report is about involving people who use services in adult safeguarding. It looks at policies and practice, barriers and lessons learned from evaluating adult safeguarding processes.
The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) have produced this guide to support access to the Court of Protection for people who may need this safeguard.
Part of Learning Together
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) worked in collaboration with the London Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) to pilot the SCIE Learning Together model for case reviews in seven London Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs). This report presents on some of the interim findings from the (LSCBs) participating in the pilots of the SCIE Learning Together model. It draws primarily on verbal feedback provided by Lead Reviewers over the course of the training, and includes direct quotations. Issues discussed include the engagement of staff and implementation issues. The report aims to share with non-participating LSCBs the experience of taking part in the pilot.
This film for staff involved in serious case reviews and children’s services shows SCIE’s ‘systems approach’ for conducting case reviews of multi-agency safeguarding and child protection work. It can be used not only to learn from tragedies but also to facilitate learning from success.
This film for adult social services, health, and police shows the story of Steven Hoskin, a man who was tortured and murdered by people who targeted him because of his learning disabilities. It demonstrates that partnership between agencies and procedures for sharing information are vital to adult safeguarding.
This film for children’s services and serious case review panels looks at the pilots of SCIE’s new systems approach for conducting case reviews of multi-agency safeguarding and child protection work. Care and probation staff describe what it was like taking part and how the experience has improved their practice.
This video shows how good communication with older people can improve safeguarding. In residential care it is important that staff take the time to talk to residents and to listen to their concerns. Two community projects demonstrate how people are encouraged to look out for each other and to report any concerns.
The video focuses on Philip who suffered physical, financial and emotional abuse in the family home for many years. He has learning disabilities and cerebral palsy. When Philip finally disclosed the abuse, he was supported to leave the family home. He now lives a full and independent life.
This video shows how training for people with learning disabilities can help them to protect themselves from abuse. They are helped to recognise it and to understand that they can and should say no. The training has been adapted for older people, people with physical disabilities and people who misuse substances.
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