Safeguarding adults and children forms a core part of social work practice. Whilst there is an abundance of research focussing on child safeguarding practice, much less attention has been given to adult safeguarding.
This event brings together researchers, practitioners, managers and policy-makers with an interest in adult safeguarding practice. It will showcase new research and current practice models. Participants will be given the opportunity to reflect on challenges and opportunities in adult safeguarding and to consider how future research might inform practice.
|9.40am||Dr Adi Cooper OBE, Visiting Professor of University of Befordshire: Making Safeguarding Personal and Social Work Practice with Older Adults: Findings from Local-Authority Survey Data in England|
|10.20am||Dr Jeremy Dixon, University of Bath: Screening adult safeguarding risks: A qualitative study into how adult safeguarding teams assess and prioritise safeguarding referrals|
|11.20am||Ethera Morgan, Bristol City Council; Caroline Goodwin, South Gloucestershire Council, and Laura Roberts, Wiltshire Council: Designing adult safeguarding services: Challenges and opportunities|
|12.00pm||Professor Jill Manthorpe, King’s College, London: Safeguarding rights and powers|
|1.30pm||Discussion groups: Current practice dilemmas and future research priorities|
|2.00pm||Rachel Clawson, University of Nottingham: Forced Marriage of People with Learning Disabilities: Reasons, risks and responses|
|2.40pm||Dr James Gregory, University of Bath: Older adult hoarders' experiences of being helped by volunteers and volunteers' experiences of helping|
The conference will be chaired by Professor Nick Gould.
Dr Adi Cooper OBE, Visiting Professor of University of Befordshire
Dr Jeremy Dixon, University of Bath
Ethera Morgan, Bristol City Council
Caroline Goodwin, South Gloucestershire Council
Laura Roberts, Wiltshire Council
Professor Jill Manthorpe, King’s College, London
Dr Rachel Clawson, University of Nottingham
James Gregory, University of Bath
Who should attend
This conference will be of particular interest to practitioners working with vulnerable adults at risk of harm.