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Adult Safeguarding: Good Practice Principles & Practice

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This conference focuses on improving adult safeguarding in line with the 2022 National Guidance – Revisiting Adult Safeguarding Practice which supports a locally delivered approach, setting out national expectations from the adult social work profession and the people and services who stand to benefit. The conference will focus on good practice principles and learn from where implementation has been successful in practice. Expert sessions will also revisit safeguarding under the Care Act, Safeguarding leadership including compassion and empathy, user involvement in safeguarding and ensuring service improvement.

“Safeguarding isn’t easy, but its effectiveness is its own reward if more lives can be saved and freed from the blight of abuse, neglect and organisational negligence. As practitioners, your empathy, compassion and experience have never been more needed.”

Gillian Keegan MP Minister of State for Care and Mental Health January 2022

Revisiting our practice is essential…We heard many stories from people with lived experience about how it feels when safeguarding responses go wrong, and how practice has become more about gate-keeping and process than people. Most of all, we saw wide variations of practice across the country, both through the data and, anecdotally, through people’s stories. If we are to truly get adult safeguarding right, it is vital local authorities and social workers apply safeguarding practice, as set out in the Care Act and its associated statutory guidance.”

Fran Leddra, Mark Harvey Deputy Chief Social Workers for Adults January 2022

“Although each person and their concern may be unique, it is important that good practice principles remain consistent as well as the application of our duties under the care act in adult safeguarding across the country”

Fran Leddra, Mark Harvey Deputy Chief Social Workers for Adults January 2022

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve adult safeguarding practice
  • Understand the national context of your safeguarding practice: core principles
  • Reflect on a lived experience perspective
  • Implement the good practice principles outlined in the 2022 National Guidance ‘Revisiting Safeguarding Practice’
  • Self assess your service against good practice principles 
  • Understand the legal context and revisit the principles of the Care Act 
  • Better involve people in adult safeguarding: user involvement and person centred care 
  • Develop your skills in Compassionate Leadership and Empathy in Adult Safeguarding 
  • Apply best practice safeguarding principles to Self Neglect and Hoarding 
  • Working with communities in adult safeguarding 
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Chair & Speakers Include:

Fiona Bateman

Solicitor and Independent Chair
Sutton and Barnet Safeguarding Adults Board

Suzy Braye OBE

Emerita Professor of Social Work, University of Sussex, Co-Author, Analysis of Safeguarding Adult Reviews Findings for Sector Led Improvement

Mr Perbinder Grewal

General & Vascular Surgeon, Human Factors & Patient Safety Trainer, and Emotional Intelligence Practitioner

Dr Anusree Biswas Sasidharan

Safeguarding Programme Advisor and Research Equalities Consultant Local Government Association Member of Policy and Resources Committee Brighton and Hove City Council

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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