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Self-neglect and adult safeguarding for charities panel event

Understanding self-neglect | Addressing the barriers | Promoting best practice

Date and time: 8 December 2022, 9.30am – 12.45pm

Location: NCVO offices, Regents Wharf, 8 All Saints St, London N1 9RL (see map)

This event has now taken place.

This event was free of charge. If you would be interested in making a donation towards SCIE’s charitable work, including events like this, that would be hugely appreciated. Please visit our donations page to find out more information. Thank you.

At SCIE, we are proud to support charities in their safeguarding work. Charities across the UK play an important role in the lives of many children, young people and adults with care and support needs.

SCIE continues to host free of charge face to face events to help disseminate best practice to improve the outcomes for those receiving care and support and the workforce who are working to help them.

In this exclusive panel event, held at the NCVO offices in King’s Cross, London, we looked deeper into the subject of self-neglect with guest speaker Michael Preston-Shoot (via live link) and experts in the room from our Practice Development Team.

Aims of this free event:

  • To introduce you to safeguarding adults under the Care Act 2014 with a particular focus on self-neglect.
  • To promote best practice in safeguarding and supporting adults who self-neglect across the charity sector.
  • To discuss learning from research and Safeguarding Adults Reviews.
  • To explore the role of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 within the context of self-neglect and recent Court of Protection decisions.

Podcast recording

Listen to a mini-podcast of the event with Zakir Hossain from Apasen services in Redbridge – along with SCIE’s safeguarding experts, Suzanne Howard and Claire Webster.

SCIE · Mini podcast: Self-neglect and adult safeguarding event

Agenda of the day

Arrival and networking light breakfast (tea/coffee/pastries and fruit)

Welcome by the Chair, Kathryn Smith, SCIE CEO

Self-neglect and safeguarding under The Care Act 2014 by Suzanne Howard and Ewa Wnorowska

Self-neglect and The Mental Capacity Act: Reviewing court decisions and guidance for practice by Claire Webster

Refreshments and networking break

Self-neglect: learning from research and safeguarding adult reviews by Professor (Emeritus) Michael Preston-Shoot.

There are now over 400 reviews featuring self-neglect in England. There is also a substantial amount of research and the findings from these sources will be reviewed to highlight best practice.

Panel Q&A

Closing remarks from Kathryn Smith

The panel:

  • Suzanne Howard, SCIE Practice Development Consultant
  • Michael Preston-Shoot, Professor (Emeritus) Social Work at the University of Bedfordshire
  • Claire Webster, SCIE Practice Development Consultant
  • Ewa Wnorowska, SCIE Practice Development Consultant