Safeguarding and domestic abuse - recorded webinar now online
As part of work for LGA and ADASS on safeguarding adults and domestic abuse, we held a webinar on the 3rd March to explore how multiagency partners can best support people who have care and support needs and are experiencing domestic abuse, using a making safeguarding personal approach.
The Care Act guidance (2014) includes domestic abuse as a category of safeguarding adults, recognising that much work currently undertaken under safeguarding is actually domestic abuse.
Featuring Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid and Cathie Williams, ADASS Chief Officer and former LGA Safeguarding Lead, we discussed coercive control, principles for working, risk vs needs-led approaches, and the research on how to recognise and respond to domestic abuse.
With many people sharing the 83 webinar logins on the day, a lively debate was had, with attendees sharing useful approaches and ideas to support practice. The webinar is freely available to watch on our Vimeo channel, and for Partners in our Recorded Webinars resources.
Further resources available on this issue include:
- LGA/ ADASS guidance on safeguarding and domestic abuse – updated 2015: http://tinyurl.com/oseb8zf
- LGA Knowledge Hub: https://knowledgehub.local.gov.uk/group/adultsafeguardingcommunityofpractice
- Keene, A (2012) The inherent jurisdiction: where are we now? 39 Essex Street briefing note.
- McLaughlin et al (2014) Domestic violence, adult social care and MARACs: implications for practice. Research findings series, NIHR School for Social Care Research.