Learning & Development Resources
Following on from the success of our 2017 GSAB Roadshows, we held another six in 2018 with the theme of 'Finding the Balance'. As part of the roadshow, Inclusion Gloucestershire produced a play for us on the topic of self neglect. Notes have also been written to support the play, which facilitators may find useful, these are copied below.
Other safeguarding films produced by Inclusion Gloucestershire can be found at:
The first ever Safeguarding Adults Roadshows took place in February and March 2017. The events were extremely well attended and well received, with 197 people from a wide variety of partner organisations attending over four half-day workshops. The roadshow title was: “Am I YOUR Job?”, and focussed on the new Care Act area of abuse – Self Neglect. A trainer resource (training session plan and video) on Self-Neglect has been produced from the roadshow for organisations to use, both locally and nationally.
Hoarding UK have produced a useful document entitled
Supporting people living with dementia to be involved in adult safeguarding enquiries
Research shows that older adults living with dementia are at greater risk of abuse and neglect than those without a diagnosis. Such abuse may include psychological, physical, financial or sexual abuse and may take place in the community or in care homes.
People central to the adult safeguarding process should be involved in the enquiry and be given choice and control about how their case is managed. Dementia can cause difficulties with memory, thinking, language and problem-solving. People living with dementia may find it difficult to report abuse or to make choices about how they would like their situation to be managed. Because of this, thought needs to be given as to how individuals can be supported to make decisions within enquiries, in line with the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Below is a link to some useful guidance on this subject: