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Safeguarding Adults: Preventing Harm, Exploitation and Neglect

  • Thursday, 26 November 2015
  • The Place Aparthotel, Manchester
  • 08:30 - 13:30
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The Safeguarding Adults: Preventing Harm, Exploitation and Neglect conference is the ideal platform to discover how safeguarding measures are being applied and implemented to the benefit of those, who for reasons such as age, illness or a mental or physical disability, are unable to care for themselves or protect themselves against significant harm or exploitation. ‘Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It’s fundamental to high-quality health and social care.

“Safeguarding adults includes: Protecting their rights to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect; People and organisations working together to prevent the risk of abuse or neglect, and to stop them from happening; Making sure people’s wellbeing is promoted, taking their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs into account.” Care Quality Commission

With significant cuts to budgets, an increasingly aged population, many of which have multiple and complex needs, there are very real challenges in ensuring the protection and safety of adults at risk. A legal framework for safeguarding is an important part of the Care Act 2014 laying out the responsibilities and duties of Local Authorities. This will form the basis of developing more flexible and agile services to prevent harm, promote dignity, empowerment and choice for adults at risk. An obligation to work within multi agency safeguarding teams will require better and more effective communication within a safe, secure and compliant system of information sharing.

Join us at Safeguarding Adults: Preventing Harm, Exploitation and Neglect for the opportunity to discover how to improve safeguarding practice, decision making and delivery of a person centred approach. Don’t miss the chance to learn from experienced practitioners with invaluable knowledge and discover the very latest initiatives being applied to support services.

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Registration, Coffee and Networking


Chair’s Opening Address

  • Pete Morgan, Chair of Board of Trustees, Practitioner Alliance for Safeguarding Adults UK (confirmed)
"Safeguarding Enquiries – or should that be Safeguarding Investigations?"

• A consideration of the confusion between Enquiries, Investigations and Assessments in Safeguarding

• What are their objectives?

• How do they link to protection and care planning

• What are they trying to achieve?

"Effective information sharing in practice"

Appropriate information sharing is essential to the efficient provision of safe, effective care, both for the individual patient and for wider community care. It also enables any problems to be tackled quickly and lessons to be learnt to prevent them happening again in the future. Confidentiality is an important duty, but it is not absolute. You can disclose personal information without consent if it is required by law or is justified in the public interest. This presentation will consider the circumstances when individuals’ rights to confidentiality may need to be restricted and with reference to the 2014 Care Act and ‘Caldicott principles’ explains what you should consider when sharing private information with police and other colleagues

  • Dr Stephen Pugh, Independent Chair, Salford Adult Safeguarding Board (confirmed)
"Identifying the Risks, Signs and Symptoms"

People with care and support needs are more likely to be abused or neglected which can take various forms including; physical, psychological, sexual and financial and can often be difficult to detect. It is imperative that those who come into contact with people with care and support needs are able to identify and recognise possible risk indicators.


Questions and Discussion


Coffee and Networking


Gary FitzGerald, Chief Executive, Action on Elder Abuse (confirmed)

"Elder Abuse"

Figures reveal that regulators are receiving more than 150 allegations of abuse of the frail and elderly every day. Abuse is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated, so how can it be eradicated?

  • Dr Adi Cooper, Safeguarding Lead, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) (confirmed)
"Case Study: Making Safeguarding Personal: Key Messages"

Making Safeguarding Personal is about engaging with people to enhance their involvement, choice and control in safeguarding situations. It is about working with them and having conversations to ascertain the outcomes they wish to achieve. Themes of the talk: ‘What is Making Safeguarding Personal and messages from the evaluation of the 2014/15 programme’


Mental Health Strategies


Questions and Discussion


Chair’s Closing Remarks


Lunch and Networking


Event Close

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The Place Aparthotel, Manchester

The Place Aparthotel, Manchester

The Place Aparthotel is the transformation of a Grade II listed former cotton warehouse into award-winning serviced apartments. The historic importance of its strategic location next to canal and rail links continue today with guests enjoying easy access from Piccadilly Station, which is just around the corner, as well as easy road access and on-site parking.

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