Safeguarding Adults 2024

  • Thursday, 26 September 2024
  • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • 09:30 - 16:30
Expert Speakers
Sponsors & Supporters
  • Overview

A warm welcome awaits you from Open Forum Events as we introduce the third annual event focusing on adult safeguarding.

The Safeguarding Adults 2024 conference is an essential meeting that brings together professionals from various sectors to discuss and address important issues related to safeguarding adults at risk of harm. This conference aims to raise awareness, share best practices, and collaborate on strategies to protect adults at risk of abuse or neglect.

Information from the Safeguarding Adults Collection in England between April 2022 and March 2023 revealed that approximately 587,965 concerns of abuse against adults had been raised, which was an increase of nine per cent on the previous year. Approximately 2.6 million people over the age of 65 are victims of abuse each year in the UK but it is likely this figure is not a true reflection due to under reporting.

This conference will seek to promote a culture of protection and support for those at risk through a series of keynote speeches, delivered by renowned safeguarding experts, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.  The agenda will focus on current challenges and trends, provide practical tools and strategies for safeguarding adults, and contribute to enhanced skills and practice.

If you have a safeguarding responsibility and wish to gain new insights and knowledge, learn from experts in the field, engage in meaningful conversations to improve safeguarding practices nationally, and build connections with like-minded professionals, BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY


This conference is designed to induce change with knowledge, innovation, and inspiration.
Any transformation of a process or service requires the input of products and services devised to make improvements such as digital technologies; training provision; workforce planning; outsourced services; data and analytics etc.
If your organisation supports change through your products and services, our delegates and conference participants will be ready to engage with you.

  • Confirmed Speakers

Event Supporters

  • Event Programme


Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area


Chair's Opening Address

Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) (confirmed)


Lisa Curtis, Deputy CEO, Head of Safeguarding Adults and Young People, Ann Craft Trust (invited)

"Making Safeguarding Personal"

Making Safeguarding Personal means ensuring that adults are more involved in the safeguarding process. So, when making decisions, we must take into account their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs.


Jayne Mee, Hoarding Specialist,  Jigsaw Homes and Lei-Anne Granger, Adult Safeguarding Lead, Tameside Council (invited)

"Addressing Self Neglect and Wellbeing"

Self-neglect is when a person being unable, or unwilling, to care for their own essential needs. It can cover a wide range of behaviour including neglecting personal hygiene, health or surroundings, refusal of necessary support. This type of behaviour has serious implications for the health and wellbeing of the person concerned and for the people who care for and support them.


Patricia Sunday, CPI (confirmed)


Headline Sponsor


Question & Answer Session

Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.


Coffee in the Networking Area


Case Study

"Honour Based Abuse and Harmful Practices "

Savera UK is a leading charity working to end ‘honour’-based abuse (HBA) and other culturally specific abuse and harmful practices in the UK.
It campaigns to eliminate all such practices for good, while also providing life-saving direct intervention services to survivors and those at risk, regardless of age, culture, sexuality, gender or ethnicity


Richard Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, Hourglass  (invited)

"Safer Ageing"

Case Study


Question and Answer Session


Lunch in the Networking Area

A hot, two-course lunch consisting of multiple options will be provided for delegates. We cater for all dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten/dairy-free; just notify us ahead of time should you have any allergens or requirements.


Chairs Afternoon Address


Case Study


Dr Viki Teggart, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist at GMMH’s Homeless Services (confirmed)

"Safeguarding Homeless Adults"

If someone becomes homeless, they may find it difficult to care for and protect themselves and cope with existing life challenges. Lacking safety, security, privacy and the support networks of friends and family, they may become particularly vulnerable to violence, abuse, crime and exploitation.


Ben Williams, Senior Project Lead, Care City (invited)

"Assistive Technologies"

Personalised, technology-based tools can assist people who are living with dementia
to live independent, more fulfilled lives and to be able to do the things they enjoy.



Question and Answer Session


Afternoon Refreshment Break


Sheree Green, Solicitor, Member of STEP (confirmed)

"Safeguarding & Best Interest Decision Making"

The Mental Capacity Act lays out the principles and factors that decision-makers must work through in deciding what is in a person’s best interests.


Closing Keynote Address

  • PC Jim Day, Financial Abuse Safeguarding and Prevention Officer Financial Abuse Safeguarding and Prevention Officer, Cheshire Police (confirmed)
"Romance Abuse"

Romance scam reports increased by 22% in 2023 compared with 2022, according to data from Lloyds Bank. People aged between 55 and 64 were most likely to report being scammed by fraudsters whilst people aged 65 and 74 tended to lose the most money, losing £13,123 to romance scams on average.


Question and Answer Session


Chair's Closing Remarks and Event Close

  • Register for event

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  • Accrue 8 CPD points
  • Hear how safeguarding decisions must be personal to each individual and how involving them in making choices right for them is paramount 
  • Learn more about how self-neglect impacts on health and wellbeing 
  • Gain insight into crisis prevention
  • Be informed of the prevalence and nature of forced marriage and its impact on victims
  • Explore how a trauma informed approach informs better practice and can avoid retraumatisation
  • Understand more about how local dementia services supports individual’s welfare
  • Improve awareness and understanding of safeguarding homeless adults
  • Discover how assistive technologies can assist safeguarding practice
  • Realise the the principles and factors that decision-makers must work through in deciding what is in a person’s best interests
  • Become aware of the prevalence and intricacies of romance abuse
  • Engage in sharing best practice
  • Benefit from the opportunity to question, discuss and debate with speakers and fellow professionals
  • Take advantage of knowledge sharing and professional networking


  • Contact Details
  • News
  • Supporters
  • Venue
  • Featured Events
  • Downloads
  • Who will attend

Contact Details


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Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre

Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre

Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre is the ideal solution when searching for conference venues in Manchester. Top-of-the-range conference suites, 3 star value hotel accommodation, delicious dining and friendly service are the ideal components for a successful conference or event in the heart of the city centre.

The 18 conference rooms are decked out with all the mod cons including state-of-the-art AV technology, projectors and screens, free Wi-Fi and flip charts. Our clients cover the whole spectrum and include government organisations, trade unions, large corporate companies, non-profit organisations, health and education sectors and small to medium-sized businesses.

From the get-go we strive for excellence in everything we do and our dedicated team of conference professionals go all out to make sure your conference, event or exhibition runs like clockwork.

Featured Events

  • Safeguarding Adults: Preventing Harm, Exploitation and Neglect

    • 26 November 2015
    • 08:30 - 13:30
    • The Place Aparthotel, Manchester
  • Safeguarding Adults: It's Everybody’s Business

    • 24 November 2022
    • 08:30 - 15:45
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • Safeguarding Adults-Making it Personal

    • 23 November 2023
    • 08:30 - 15:45
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre

Downloads & Resources

  • Open Forum Events Sponsorship Brochure
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who will attend

  • Adult Mental Health Services Teams
  • Adult Safeguarding Leads
  • Adult Social Care Teams
  • Assisted Living Teams
  • Care Teams
  • Charity Workers
  • Clinicians
  • Community Safety Teams
  • Criminal Justice Officers
  • Designated Nurses for Adult Protection
  • Directors of Nursing
  • Extra Care Teams
  • GPs
  • Heads of Adult Social Services
  • Health Improvement Teams
  • Health Service Commissioner and experience
  • Establish new contacts
  • Home Care Services
  • Hospital Workers
  • HR and Workforce Development Teams
  • Neighbourhood & Community
  • Older People’s Services Teams
  • PALS
  • Physical Disability Teams
  • Police Officers
  • Policy & Performance Teams
  • Primary Care Teams
  • Quality & Development Teams
  • Rape & Sexual Violence Teams
  • Safe & Sound Partnership Boards
  • Strategy & Planning Teams
  • Supported Housing Teams
  • Supporting People Teams