Best safeguarding practice in residential care and supported living services for adults with learning disabilities

Wednesday 3 December 2014, 1.30PM to 16:30

Speaker(s): Dr Rachel Fyson, MA Social Work Programme Director, University of Nottingham

This seminar will report some of the findings from a research study which examined the extent to which support staff in residential care and supported living services share a consistent understanding of what constitutes poor or abusive practice when working with adults with learning disabilities.


The findings suggest a need for clearer guidance for frontline staff regarding abuse and poor practice, in order to improve the quality of their practice and to ensure that when abuse occurs it is reported to the appropriate authorities.

For Continuous Professional Development purposes we map our seminars against The College of Social Work's Professional Capabilities Framework and The Health and Care Professionals Council Standards of Proficiency.

You may therefore find this document helpful for your CPD recording.


For subscribing organisations this event is designated an Adults Services events.

For others there is a fee of £60.

Bursaries are available for staff and volunteers from voluntary and community groups and charities; please ask for details.

tel: 01904 321237 - email:

Location: Conference Suite, Innovation Centre, Science Park, University of York