Helping or hindering in adult safeguarding: an investigation of practice

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 1.30PM to 4.15pm

Speaker(s): Martin Stevens, KCL

This seminar will present findings from a Department of Health funded research project, which examined social work practice and legal responses to situations where third parties obstruct access to adults at risk during safeguarding enquires.

The study focused on an investigation of practice in the area of community-dwelling adults, and considered what can help practitioners provide support to adults at risk and explored whether further legal powers are needed. It included literature review and analysis, a national online survey of Adult Safeguarding Leads, and interviews with social workers, managers, older and disabled people and carers.

Delegates attending this event will have the opportunity to reflect on and discuss how the findings from this study will impact on their practice.

 Bursaries are available for students, staff and service users, as well as for volunteers from voluntary groups, community groups and charities; please ask for details.

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


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