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[PUBLICATIONS] What is safeguarding adults? Brief Guide (2015)

Brief Guides
Published: October 2015

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.Updated from original version published October 2012. Safeguarding adults is about detecting and preventing the abuse of adults who might be unable to protect themselves. It is something that everyone needs to know

[PUBLICATIONS] Working with people who self-neglect: Practice Tool (updated 2016)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: January 2015

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.This Practice Tool, written by Professor Suzy Braye, Dr David Orr and Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, draws on their latest research, which was commissioned by the Department of Health and involved interviewing st

[PUBLICATIONS] Safeguarding in light of the Care Act: Leaders' Briefing (2015)

Leaders' Briefings
Published: September 2015

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.The Care Act has altered the way we need to structure and provide safeguarding for adults. Professor Michael Preston-Shoot looks at the key changes and implications for strategy and practice, and shares the experie

[PUBLICATIONS] Appreciative Inquiry in Safeguarding Adults: Practice Tool (2015)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: September 2015

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.Appreciative Inquiry is a method to help you analyse situations, make decisions and formulate action plans for change. This tool is a great starting point for practitioners, managers, supervisors and Safeguarding A

[PUBLICATIONS] Legal literacy in adult social care: Strategic Briefing (2016)

Strategic Briefings
Published: February 2016

Legal literacy is a key issue in social work and social care. Recent high profile court cases, especially focusing on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, highlight the importance of a sound knowledge of, and ability to critically reflect on, social care and the law. This bri

[PUBLICATIONS] Involving people in safeguarding adults: Leaders' Briefing (2016)

Leaders' Briefings
Published: June 2016

The Care Act 2014 makes it clear that involving people in adult safeguarding is expected at a number of levels. This Leaders' Briefing outlines policy expectations and evidence to support progress across the four following areas: Involving people in their own safeguarding. Obtai

[PUBLICATIONS] Legal literacy: Practice Tool (2016)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: October 2016

Legal literacy matters because the law determines how and when the state can intervene in the lives of individuals. It also serves as a valuable tool to support empowering, enabling and rights-focused social work and social care practice. This resource uses tools and exercises

[PUBLICATIONS] Working with people who hoard: Frontline Briefing (2017)

Frontline resources
Published: January 2017

The NHS estimates that between two and five per cent of adults in the UK may have symptoms of a hoarding disorder. Social care practitioners may have a role to play in supporting people who hoard. This work can be complex, and may necessitate a multi-agency response. This briefin

[PUBLICATIONS] Supporting adults with learning disabilities to have positive sexual relationships: Frontline Briefing (2017)

Frontline resources
Published: February 2017

Adults with learning disabilities aspire to have intimate relationships as most people do, yet often describe feeling lonely. Practice has traditionally focused on ‘keeping people safe’ by limiting rather than encouraging relationships. This briefing focuses on how pr

[PUBLICATIONS] Effective systems to support people with learning disabilities: Strategic Briefing (2017)

Strategic Briefings
Published: February 2017

People with learning disabilities or autism have consistently poorer outcomes in areas such as health, life expectancy and quality of life. What kind of social care systems can help to even out these inequalities so that people with learning disabilities can live good lives? This
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