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Adult Safeguarding Summit 2017

Chaired by Siân Walker Independent Chair Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board at London Borough of Lambeth, Kingston SAB and Devon SAB today's conference will focus on improving adult safeguarding practice: decision making, user involvement and outcomes. The conference aims to bring together adult safeguarding leads to understand current issues and the national context, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas you are facing in practice in moving forward with ‘making safeguarding personal’.

Speakers and presentations:

Ensuring a user focused approach to Adult Safeguarding

Moira Tombs Consultant Building Understanding Project

  • what it feels like to be the subject of a safeguarding concern
  • what helps? How do we enable safeguarding to be done with, not to people
  • how do we encourage an approach that focuses on users wishes and outcome goals? 

Moira Tomb's Biography

Moira is an Expert by Experience and is a member of  both the Barnsley Crisis Care Concordat Group and the Suicide Prevention Group. She has recently completed her training as a Samaritan Volunteer.

Moira gained an honours degree in Theology from Southampton University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Ministry from Oxford University, she later trained as a Further Education Teacher and Volunteer Manager.  She has been a bookseller, researcher, carer and advocate and now works as a freelance consultant in mental health and suicide prevention.

She is a member of her local Deanery Synod in the Diocese of Sheffield and was the initiator of the General Synod resolution which challenged the Government to undertake a full and independent review of benefit sanctions in February 2016.

The 1993 BBC television documentary based on her research into female sex offenders was a ground-breaking exploration of the lived experience of those who were sexually abused by women as children and as adults.

She is passionate about integrating the voices of those with lived experience (and the wider public) into the development, design and delivery of services. She believes that their input should be valued and respected because without them strategies and services are inherently flawed.

Safeguarding Adult Reviews: Problems, Practicalities and Pointers

Phil Picton Director Critical Friends Consultants

  • The challenges of embarking on a Safeguarding Adult Review 
  • An example of the problems which can develop.
  • The challenge of publication and overlapping reviews
  • Tips for taking the SAB approach forward

Phil's full presentation is available here

Phil Picton's Biography

Phil Picton has extensive experience at Board level in key safeguarding agencies. As a senior police officer, he led professional standards and investigations as well as his Force’s corporate development department.  Subsequently, he served as a Non-Executive Director with Primary Care Trusts, and delivered a number of management consultancy projects for public sector organisations, including reviews of safeguarding issues.

Since 2009, he has chaired Safeguarding Boards in four different authorities - two shire counties, a medium size and a small unitary authority. He currently chairs both the Adults and Children’s Boards in Essex County.  In these roles he has commissioned, overseen and in some cases published a wide range of reviews into significant cases, for both Adults and Children’s Safeguarding Boards.  He has completed both SCIE and NSPCC training in case review.

Academically, Phil holds first class honours in Systems and Management Science, having lectured on Strategic Management in the University of Hertfordshire Business School and carried out post-graduate research into the changing NHS.

Working Together to Safeguard

Dr Suzanne Smith Director for Safeguarding Strategy & Quality Disclosure and Barring Service

  • Make Safer Recruitment Decisions
  • Prevent Unsuitable People Working with the Vulnerable
  • Understand the legal duty to refer to DBS

Future conference of interest:

Self Neglect and Adult Safeguarding
Monday 25 September 2017, De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

19 June 2017


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