Key Points
  • Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on safeguarding practice, Serious Case Reviews and service delivery
  • Harnessing best practice in social work and health care: flexibility and adaptations during the pandemic
  • Reviewing policy updates on the Mental Capacity Act and transitions to Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)
  • Implementing transitional safeguarding: bridging the gap between services to improve outcomes for all
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Overview
Expert Speakers:
  • Kathryn Smith, Chief Executive, Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
  • Dr. Ruth Allen, Chief Executive, British Association of Social Workers (BASW)
  • Dr. Laura Pritchard Jones, Programme Director, Keele University
  • Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, Independent Chair, Lewisham and Brent Safeguarding Adults Board
  • Hayley Eccles, Head of Strategic Safeguarding, Oldham City Council
  • Martin Sexton, LPS Project Manager, Salford City Council
  • Alexander Ruck Keene, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers
  • Mary Robson, Director, Research in Practice
  • Tamsin Williams, Strategic Safeguarding Improvement Manager, Devon and Cornwall Police
  • Linda Middlewood, Head of Service, Older People and Physical Disabilities Team Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Melanie Thomson, Safeguarding Lead, LiveWest
  • Steve Baguley, Community and Education Lead, NWG Network


Join us at Westminster Insight’s bi-annual Safeguarding Adults Digital Conference. You will hear updates to the code of practice and responses to the changing risks and challenges for safeguarding adults during the COVID-19 crisis.

You will hear from Kathryn Smith (Chief Executive, Social Care Institute for Excellence) and Dr. Ruth Allen (Chief Executive, British Association of Social Workers) on the impact of COVID-19 to safeguarding practice, lessons learnt during the pandemic and future steps to improve service delivery.

Join us to hear the latest legal updates to the Mental Capacity Act, the transition to Liberty Protection Safeguards and practical challenges. We will explore how to develop a staff-wide approach to good safeguarding practice. Learn how to foster a positive culture around risk assessment and referrals to ensure your service meets current standards.

Michael Preston-Shoot will share best practice for Safeguarding Adults Boards and lessons learnt from the latest Serious Case Reviews. You will review how to optimise collaboration and develop positive multi-agency strategies to improve safeguarding adult partnerships.

The authors of the independent report on Transitional Safeguarding will share the key principles for bridging the gap between children and adult services to create positive outcomes for all vulnerable individuals.


Agenda
Start

09:30 - 09:45
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Dr. Laura Pritchard Jones Programme Director, Keele University

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09:45 - 10:15
Addressing Challenges and Changes to Safeguarding Adults: New Priorities and Lessons for Health and Social Care Services

 
  • Reviewing the policy landscape and updates to the code of practice, responding to changing risks and the challenges of safeguarding adults during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Exploring next steps to support a wide range of safeguarding needs beyond the pandemic 
10:05-10:15 Questions and Discussion 

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Kathryn Smith Chief Executive, SCIE

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10:15 - 10:45
Addressing Challenges and Changes to Safeguarding Adults: New Priorities and Lessons for Health and Social Care Services

 
  • Harnessing best practice in social work and health care: flexibility and adaptations during the pandemic
  • Improving integration across health and social care to ensure continual and cohesive services 
  • Improving support for staff as the foundation for good safeguarding practice 
10:35-10:45 Questions and Discussion

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Dr. Ruth Allen Chief Executive, BASW

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10:45 - 11:05
Break

 

11:05 - 11:45
Joint Session: Reviewing the Mental Capacity Act and Transitions to Liberty Protection Safeguards

 
  • Exploring the Liberty Protection Safeguards including the Legal Framework and Implementation guidance 
  • Reviewing the balance between legal framework, guidance and practice of LPS to improve safeguarding
  • Reviewing the new framework and its implications for safeguarding practice
  • Collaborating with children’s services to review the impact of new provisions on young adults
11:35-11:45 Questions and Discussion 


Speakers

Alexander Ruck Keene Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers

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Martin Sexton Liberty Protection Safeguards Project Manager, Salford City Council

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11:45 - 12:25
Panel Session: Bridging the Gap- Developing Transitional Safeguarding Practice

 
  • Reviewing the key principles of Transitional Safeguarding to develop effective partnerships between agencies and continuity between young people and adult services
  • Identifying different risks of exploitation for vulnerable people transitioning to adult services 
  • Maintaining relationships with individuals transitioning from children to adult services 
  • Utilising strengths based and co-production approaches that focus on the individuals’ needs 
12:15-12:25 Questions and Discussion 

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Mary Robson Research and Development Officer, Research in Practice

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Linda Middlewood Head of Service, Older People and Physical Disabilities Teams, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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Steve Baguley Community and Education Lead, NWG

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12:25 - 13:15
Lunch Break

 

13:15 - 13:45
Best Practice Case Study: Utilising Risk Assessments to Report Concerns and Support Adults at Risk of Harm

 
  • Creating a positive culture around referrals to improve safeguarding practice
  • Conducting internal audits to develop accountability and assurance frameworks to identify gaps
  • Analysing the impact of Covid 19 on safeguarding practice, Serious Adults Reviews and impact on Safeguarding Adults Boards
  • Embedding the voice of lived experience in practice to improve services
13:35-13:45 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Professor Michael Preston-Shoot Independent Chair, Lewisham and Brent Safeguarding Adults Board

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13:45 - 14:00
Break

 

14:00 - 14:40
Multi Agency Panel Session: Harnessing Cross Sector Working to Improve Safeguarding Practice

 
  • Reinforcing strategies that promote collaboration and information sharing to improve delivery outcomes 
  • Making safeguarding personal: Implementing person-centered approaches that prioritise individuals’ needs 
  • Promoting good governance, high quality standards and effective collaboration across partnerships 
  • Learning from emergency services’ and first responders experience of supporting vulnerable adults 
14:30- 14:40 Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Hayley Eccles Head of Strategic Safeguarding, Oldham City Council

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Melanie Thomson Safeguarding Lead, LiveWest

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Tamsin Williams Strategic Safeguarding Improvement Manager, Devon and Cornwall Police

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14:40 - 15:10
Uncovering Hidden Harms- Preventing Abuse and Protecting Adults at Risk of Harm

 
  • Reviewing adult safeguarding concerns related to people in positions of trust
  • Identifying early signs of financial and domestic abuse 
  • Reviewing the continuing impact of isolation periods, and its effects on self neglect 
  • Fostering best practice and quality assurance for adults with dementia, learning disabilities and autism
15:00-15:10 Questions and Discussion

15:10 - 15:20
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

Dr. Laura Pritchard Jones Programme Director, Keele University

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End

Speakers

Dr. Ruth Allen Chief Executive, BASW

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Steve Baguley Community and Education Lead, NWG

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Hayley Eccles Head of Strategic Safeguarding, Oldham City Council

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Linda Middlewood Head of Service, Older People and Physical Disabilities Teams, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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Professor Michael Preston-Shoot Independent Chair, Lewisham and Brent Safeguarding Adults Board

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Dr. Laura Pritchard Jones Programme Director, Keele University

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Mary Robson Research and Development Officer, Research in Practice

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Alexander Ruck Keene Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers

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Martin Sexton Liberty Protection Safeguards Project Manager, Salford City Council

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Kathryn Smith Chief Executive, SCIE

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Melanie Thomson Safeguarding Lead, LiveWest

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Tamsin Williams Strategic Safeguarding Improvement Manager, Devon and Cornwall Police

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Venue details

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