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Conceptualising and Responding to Self-Neglect: The Challenge for Adult Safeguarding

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Wednesday 11 December 2019, 1.15PM to 4.30pm

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire




Professor Michael Preston-Shoot will;

  • Include a brief overview of the research findings on the definitions and causes of self-neglect and on the effectiveness of intervention strategies
  • Engage practitioners and managers in debate about the challenges of self-neglect encountered in practice, the approaches taken and the outcomes achieved
  • Present the findings of safeguarding adult reviews
  • Discuss approaches to workforce and workplace development that support interagency work to safeguard adults at risk
  • Help practitioners and managers navigate the risks and challenges of working with adults who self-neglect. 

Michael will provide a forum for considering how research findings might impact on approaches to assessment, decision-making and intervention in self-neglect cases.

Location: York Pavilion Hotel, YO10 4PJ

Admission: For subscribing organisations this is an adult services event. For others there is a fee of £95. 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.


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