News and update from today's Adult Safeguarding Summit
The National Safeguarding Adults Summit which this year will focus on improving adult safeguarding practice: decision making, user involvement and outcomes. The conference brings 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’.
The conference is chaired by Fran Pearson Independent Chair - Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board London Borough of Newham/Luton Safeguarding Adults’ Boards Chair - Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) Chairs Network. Her introductory was on "3 years in, what is the context in which we are trying to improve adult safeguarding practice?"
Shirley Williams Independent Chair, Warrington Safeguarding Adults Board Complaint Investigator, Author of Reviews of Serious cases, Including SARs ran a session on "Using the learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) to identify systemic risk issues and improve practice".
The presentation covereed:
- the why, when, who, and how to decide about carrying out an effective Safeguarding Adults Review;
- Involving frontline professionals in the SAR;
- Facilitating the adult and family/friend involvement in the SAR;
- Identifying the learning from SARs using case examples;
- Using recommendations/challenges to Safeguarding Adults Boards to develop proportionate improvement plans;
- Overlapping processes/reviews, including inquests; and
- The challenges of publication
Theodora Baron, Lead Nurse for Safeguarding Adults, Frimley Health NHS Foundation delivered a session on How do we improve outcomes in safeguarding?
Sally Jackson Standing Together Against Domestic Violence session Learning from Adult Safeguarding and Domestic Violence covered learning from domestic violence and domestic homicide reviews – practical approaches, working in partnership and moving towards preventative approaches
Maria Gray Independent Safeguarding Consultant and Former Police Officer & Safeguarding Lead Metropolitan Police Service willl do a session on Working in partnership with the police. Maria is a former Scotland Yard detective who has just completed 30 years service with The Metropolitan Police Service . She specialises in adult safeguarding, hate crime and domestic abuse and she secured what was believed to be the first conviction in England and Wales for Mental Cruelty amounting to Actual Bodily Harm, long before other forms of domestic abuse became widely recognised. She wrote operational guidance for police on adult safeguarding and led the police input for the development of the London Multi Agency Safeguarding Adult Procedures. She also developed an adult safeguarding information sharing process between police and partners and an Information sharing agreement template for use in London. She now authors several safeguarding adult reviews in London and the home counties , provides training inputs for social workers and is involved with other safeguarding adult projects. She has a trustee role with Action on Elder Abuse to challenge the abuse of older people.
Andy Butler, Principal Social Worker (Adults), Surrey County Council will do an extended session on Decision making, Choice and Autonomy in adult safeguarding
Other conferences that may be of interest:
Improving End of Life Care for People with Dementia
Friday 15 June, London
Self Neglect and Adult Safeguarding
Monday 10 September, London
Decision Making and Mental Capacity Implementing the 2018 NICE Guidance
Friday 14 September, London
27 April 2018