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FULLY BOOKED Effective Practice in Self-Neglect: Messages from Research

  • Wynns Hotel, Abbey Street
  • Registration 5.00 pm, Seminar 5.30 - 6.30pm
  • 10 Oct 2017

Price €Free but booking is essential

Suzy Braye, Emerita Professor of Social Work, University of Sussex considers how, in an evolving legal and policy context, professionals address the complex safeguarding challenges presented by self-neglect

 

This is a joint event co-hosted by the UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice & the Irish Association of Social Workers

 

Abstract

Drawing on research conducted for the Department of Health in England, this seminar considers how, in an evolving legal and policy context, professionals address the complex safeguarding challenges presented by self-neglect. It reviews what is known about the causes of self-neglect, and explores how practitioners can develop an understanding of its presentation in individual cases. Building on learning from safeguarding adults’ reviews of ‘what goes wrong’, it then explores the evidence on ‘what goes right’, identifying approaches that facilitate positive outcomes from the perspective of both practitioners and people who use services.  Finally it casts light on the organisational and interagency structures and mechanisms that best support self-neglect work.

 

Biographical Note

Suzy Braye is Emerita Professor of Social Work at the University of Sussex, England, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Her professional background is in social work, and the management of local authority social services. She now practises as an independent consultant in adult safeguarding, providing training and acting as an independent reviewer in safeguarding adult reviews. Her research into self-neglect, conducted with Michael Preston-Shoot and David Orr, includes:

  • A systematic review of the literature;
  • A study of workforce development needs;
  • On-going review of serious case reviews and safeguarding adults reviews of cases in which self-neglect played a part;
  • A study of approaches that produce positive outcomes.

 

 

 

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