Key Points
  • Understand the change from DoLs to the Liberty Protection Safeguards under the Mental Capacity Act and the implications for safeguarding practice
  • Learn best practice for implementing the Act in person-centred safeguarding practice to improve support for adults and clarify practitioners responsibilities
  • Discover how to improve multi-agency cooperation through implementing the findings of SARs, utilising the six safeguarding principles, and sharing information more efficiently
  • Identify early warning signs of abuse in vulnerable adults and strategies for developing organisational response to improve early intervention and reduce harm
  • Improve your understanding of self-neglect and how you can better support vulnerable adults through organisational policies and structures
  • Develop the personalisation of adult care to ensure you are delivering an outcomes focused model that places individuals at the heart of your safeguarding strategy


Overview
Expert Speakers

  • Ursula Gallagher, Deputy Chief Inspector – Primary Medical Services, and Adult Safeguarding Lead, Care Quality Commission
  • Andy Butler, Principal Social Worker, Surrey County Council (2017 Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Social Worker of the Year Awards)
  • Liz Bruce, Director of Adult Social Services and Public Health, London Boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond-upon-Thames
  • Elaine Aspinwall-Roberts, Senior Lecturer in Adult Social Care and Registered Social Worker, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Stuart Marchant, Partner – Clinical Risk Team, Bevan Brittan
  • Richard Macintyre, Director of Quality and Innovation, Friends of the Elderly
  • Jo Silver, Director of Practice, SafeLives
  • Vanessa Keen, Quality Assurance Lead – Provider Services, West Sussex County Council


With the passage through Parliament of the Mental Capacity Act and its introduction of the Liberty Protection Safeguards, it is imperative that those involved in safeguarding adults understand the changes it brings.

Westminster Insight’s Safeguarding Adults conference will review the impact of legislative changes on adult safeguarding and how to implement the Act in person-centred safeguarding practice to improve support for adults. We will also focus on delivering effective services through multi-partner working, personalisation and outcomes focused delivery.

Our expert panel will explore the role ofmulti-agency working in adult safeguarding, to successfully implement the findings of Safeguarding Adults Reviews, develop information sharing networks, and utilise the six safeguarding principles to drive improvement in practice.

You will explore best practice strategies for organisational response to identify the early warning signs of abuse in vulnerable adults in order to prevent harm and improve outcomes. Improve your understanding of self-neglect and organisational approaches to deliver enhanced safeguarding practice and support practitioners effectively. Learn how personalising adult care can improve wellbeing, quality of life, and safety outcomes.

Join your peers from health and social care, local and central government, housing, and the charity and community sector to explore the changing landscape of adult safeguarding legislation. Attend this conference to gain the insights you need to deliver an outcome focused, multi-partner approach to tackling and preventing abuse, neglect or harm of vulnerable adults in your care.

Agenda
Start

08:45 - 09:20
Registration, Refreshments, and Networking

 

09:20 - 09:30
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Ursula Gallagher Deputy Chief Inspector – Primary Medical Services, and Adult Safeguarding Lead, Care Quality Commission

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09:30 - 10:10
Phasing out the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Introducing the Liberty Protection Safeguards: Exploring the Impact on Adult Safeguarding

 
  • Understanding the amendments to the Mental Capacity Act and the replacement of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards with the Liberty Protection Safeguards on adult health and social care
  • Assessing the establishment of safeguarding adults as a statutory duty under the Care Act 2014 and what it means for patients, carers, and professionals

10:00 – 10:10 Questions and discussions

Speakers

Stuart Marchant Partner – Clinical Risk Team, Bevan Brittan

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10:10 - 10:50
Applying the Mental Capacity Act in Person-Centred Safeguarding Practice

 
  • Reviewing the key principles and provisions of the Mental Capacity Act, to apply in safeguarding practice
  • Assessing risk to inform best interest decisions
  • Enhancing legal literacy in relation to the Mental Capacity Act, improving person-centred support
  • Whose decision is it anyway?: clarifying responsibilities and accountability in safeguarding practice

10:40 – 10:50 Questions and discussions

Speakers

Andy Butler Principal Social Worker, Surrey County Council

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10:50 - 11:20
Case Study: Reviewing Strategies for Improving and Developing Safeguarding Practice

 
  • Creating effective lines of communication between adults, their families, and staff to understand what works well and areas for potential improvement
  • Best practice for developing safeguarding structures and systems to better protect adults
  • Centring adult safeguarding within staff induction and training programmes to improve understanding of processes and support early intervention

11:10 – 11:20 Questions and Discussions

Speakers

Richard Macintyre Director of Quality and Innovation, Friends of the Elderly

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11:20 - 11:50
Networking and Refreshments

 

11:50 - 13:00
Panel Discussion: Improving Multi-Agency Cooperation to enhance Safeguarding processes and improve outcomes

 
  • Using the findings of Safeguarding Adult Reviews to improve local inter-agency practice and establish lessons to be learnt for future cases
  • Utilising the six safeguarding principles to drive improvement within a Safeguarding Adults Board: empowerment, prevention, proportionality, protection, partnership, and accountability  
  • Identifying strategies for creating an effective information sharing infrastructure to facilitate joint decision-making more easily and allow more efficient responses          Explore innovative approaches to multiagency working including colocation  

12:50 – 13:00 Questions and Discussions

Speakers

Liz Bruce Director of Adult Social Services and Public Health, London Boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond-upon-Thames

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13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch

 

14:00 - 14:30
Identifying Adults at Risk of Domestic Abuse to Ensure Early Intervention

 
  • Understanding the potential types of abuse to which vulnerable adults may be subjected to prevent harm through early intervention
  • Tailoring the organisational response to domestic abuse in older adults and adults with learning and physical disabilities to improve outcomes
  • Exploring examples of good practice to implement tested strategies for adult safeguarding

 14:20 – 14:30 Questions and Discussions

Speakers

Richard Powley Head of Safeguarding, RNIB

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14:30 - 15:00
Exploring Organisational Approaches to Self-Neglect to Promote Good Practice

 
  • Improving the understanding of self-neglect to coordinate responses across agencies more effectively
  • Supporting self-neglect practice through organisational policies and structures
  • Applying whole system alignment to improve outcomes for adults’ care
  • Training and supporting practitioners with the legislative literacy and skills required in self-neglect practice

14:50 – 15:00 Questions and Discussions

Speakers

Elaine Aspinwall-Roberts Senior Lecturer in Adult Social Care and Registered Social Worker, Liverpool John Moores University

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15:00 - 15:30
Making Safeguarding Personal: Personalising Care to Improve Wellbeing, Quality of Life, and Safe Outcomes

 
  • Facilitating early intervention and prevention through engaging communities, empowering staff to raise concerns, and supporting voluntary and community services
  • Providing adults with choices and control over decisions and promoting involvement in their care
    Ensuring your processes drive engagement with the individual and empower those at risk of harm
  • Encouraging workplace engagement with and the promotion of Making Safeguarding Personal across organisations

15:20 – 15:30 Questions and Discussions

Speakers

Vanessa Keen Quality Assurance Lead – Provider Services, West Sussex County Council

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15:30 - 15:40
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Elaine Aspinwall-Roberts Senior Lecturer in Adult Social Care and Registered Social Worker, Liverpool John Moores University

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Liz Bruce Director of Adult Social Services and Public Health, London Boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond-upon-Thames

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Andy Butler Principal Social Worker, Surrey County Council

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Ursula Gallagher Deputy Chief Inspector – Primary Medical Services, and Adult Safeguarding Lead, Care Quality Commission

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Vanessa Keen Quality Assurance Lead – Provider Services, West Sussex County Council

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Richard Macintyre Director of Quality and Innovation, Friends of the Elderly

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Stuart Marchant Partner – Clinical Risk Team, Bevan Brittan

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Richard Powley Head of Safeguarding, RNIB

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Jo Silver Director of Practice, SafeLives

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Venue details

Central London


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