Self-neglect training course
If you are working with adults who self-neglect, you need an understanding of the complex issues surrounding mental capacity and someone’s ability and rights to make decisions. Our training helps staff to understand what they can and cannot do when working with those who neglect themselves.
This CPD-accredited course offers an essential understanding of self-neglect for anyone working in care, housing, health or emergency services.
- an overview of self-neglect indicators
- the interface between self- neglect and safeguarding adults
- how best to respond to self-neglect as outlined by the Care Act and Mental Capacity Act
- legal options and other levers
- how to embed good practice with examples of case studies.
Attendees will learn how to respond to cases. Participants will:
- know how to recognise and work with people who self-neglect
- explore limits and responsibilities of intervention
- understand the application of the Mental Capacity Act in relation to self-neglect
- consider when adult safeguarding may be an appropriate response
- understand best practice and learn how to develop strategies to achieve this.
Who should attend?
Local authority housing staff, housing providers, housing officers and managers, public health officers, social workers, emergency services staff, including the fire brigade.
Safeguarding adults – self-neglect course is delivered over one day.
CPD Standards Office accredited course ref no 60036/21
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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.
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We occasionally deliver this training course as a one day open access classroom course on selected dates. These courses are designed for individuals or small groups to attend.
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