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News and updates for todays Adult Safeguarding Summit 2019

Adult Safeguarding Practice: What does good look like?
Kenny Gibson,
Head of Adult Safeguarding, NHS England
Pre Event Abstract
As our NHS moves to contextual safeguarding, the national and regional safeguarding teams have been deep listening to hear the voice of victims and survivors of the various safeguarding programs cover by the NHS. Kenny will discuss the outcomes of this deep-listening with the advent of Trauma Informed Care, Think Families, and Making Safeguarding Personal
Kenny will explain how the NHS are supporting all staff and carers to keep up-to-date with reforms & best practice, including the effective use of social media. Finally Kenny will update on how the NHS will contract every NHS provider to gather safeguarding data and he will explain how this new Safeguarding data will be blended with Local Authority and Community Safety data, by April 2020.
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Using the learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) to identify systemic risk issues and improve practice
Shirley Williams,
Independent Chair, Warrington Safeguarding Adults Board, complaint investigator, and author of reviews of serious cases, including SARs
Pre Event Abstract
Using the learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) to identify systemic risk issues and improve practice
The presentation will cover:

  • The why, when, who, and how to carry out an effective Safeguarding Adults Review;
  • Overlapping processes/reviews, including inquests
  • Involving frontline professionals in the SAR;
  • Facilitating the adult and family/friend involvement in the SAR;
  • Identifying the learning/themes from SARs using case examples and national reports;
  • Using recommendations/challenges to Safeguarding Adults Boards to develop proportionate improvement plans;
  • Emerging issues and challenges for Safeguarding Adult Boards

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Decision making, Choice and Autonomy in adult safeguarding
Andy Butler,
Principal Social Worker (Adults), Surrey County Council
Social Workers have an important role in responding to safeguarding concerns, particularly where there are issues about mental capacity and self neglect. They understand rights based, person centred approaches to supporting vulnerable adults in the community. Their core skills in assessment, a balanced approach to risk management and an applied knowledge of relevant legislation put them in a good place to assist other professionals to respond to concerns about self-neglect in a less risk averse way than may otherwise be the case. Research indicates - frequently confirmed by professional experience and intuition - that resisting a default response to self-neglect of 'intervention' in favour of 'good social work'; building relationship and taking a person centred approach; is often more effective and ultimately more professionally rewarding.
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