Safeguarding Adults Reviews
A Safeguarding Adults Review is a process for all partner agencies to identify the lessons that can be learned from particularly complex or serious safeguarding adults cases, where an adult in vulnerable circumstances has died or been seriously injured and abuse or neglect has been suspected. As a result of a detailed review, the Panel recommends changes to improve practice and services in the light of these lessons.
Posters and leaflets
- Safeguarding Adults Margaret poster - Adult Abuse
- Safeguarding Adults Russell poster - Adult Abuse
- Safeguarding - Keeping Adults Safe
- Domestic Abuse Contact Details
- 7 Minute Reflection - Maintaining Healthy Relationships Poster
Easy read information
- Keeping adults safe - easy read
- Safeguarding - how to get help - easy read
- What happens after you have told someone about abuse or harm
- Factsheet for a person alleged to have caused harm
- Domestic Abuse - guide for adults with LD - easy read
- Domestic Abuse - Friends and Family - easy read
Conferences and training events
On 17 November 2016 over 200 professionals from a range of organisations met for the Safeguarding Adults Board Conference: Self Neglect and Hoarding. Below is the presentation from Professor Suzy Braye, key note speak – ‘Effective Practice in Self Neglect: Messages from Research’.
Whole family approach to safeguarding - February 2018
The aim of this conferences was to promote a whole family approach to safeguarding through multi-agency collaboration, ensuring best practice.
- Overview of the whole family approach - Jan Pickles
- Family intervention and whole family working - Sue Rastell
- Understanding attachment - Jenny Bigmore
- Learning themes from local reviews - David Mellor
- Neglect and self-neglect in adults and children
- Safely supporting families where a parent has a learning disability
- The journey through mental health services, from child to adulthood
- Domestic abuse and a whole family approach - The YOU Trust
Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs)
The purpose of Domestic Homicide Reviews is to consider the circumstances that led to a death and to identify where responses to the situation could be improved in the future. Lessons learned from the reviews will help agencies to improve their response to domestic abuse and to work better together to prevent such tragedies from occurring again.
Adult safeguarding films by SCIE
Watch a series of adult safeguarding films on Youtube by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).
Safeguarding Awareness for Volunteers
The purpose of this short video is to raise your awareness of safeguarding for children and adults.
Safeguarding Awareness for Volunteers by Waltham Forest Council
The spoken word
The Cheshire East Safeguarding Adults Board has produced a film to show how important it is to speak up about adult abuse. The spoken words focus on the service users own life experiences and sends a powerful message to Stop Adult Abuse.
The Spoken Word by Cheshire East Safeguarding Adults Board
The Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board has produced a film to raise awareness of hoarding and to guide professionals on what kinds of interventions seem to work the best so that the people affected (both the person who hoards and other people whose lives this impacts upon) get the support that they need.
Keith's story: a personal and touching film about hoarding by the Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board
Safeguarding from financial abuse
The Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board has produced a film about financial abuse.
Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and Gloucestershire County Council have produced a film about our attitude to risk. The purpose of the play has been to stimulate conversations and promote healthy discussions about our attitude to risk in our daily lives.
Risking happiness - by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and Gloucestershire County Council
Controlling and coercive behaviour
Cut your strings - Dorset Police campaign
A video about professional curiosity by Waltham Forest Council
Introductions to Mental Capacity Act
Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group and Dorset County Hospital have produced three films below about making mental capacity assessments. These three all relate to the Mental Capacity Act and the purpose of these films has been to stimulate conversations and promote healthy discussions about how mental capacity assessments are made.
Introduction to Mental Capacity Act by Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group and Dorset County Hospital
Self-Neglect by Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group and Dorset County Hospital
Flu Jab by Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group and Dorset County Hospital
Improving Practice - Think Family
A short film by Waltham Forest Council Promoting a Think Family approach
Links and resources
The following information provides some useful background resources and links to key partners.