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Thu, 18 Apr


Microsoft Teams

Hoarding and Self-Neglect Training.

Providing practitioners with solutions to facilitate engagement in healing relationships with a person who self-neglects and/or hoards.

Hoarding and Self-Neglect Training.
Hoarding and Self-Neglect Training.

Time & Location

18 Apr 2024, 09:30 – 12:30

Microsoft Teams

About the Event

Open to Practitioners, managers and Practice Educators across Adult and Children's Services within the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership. Please see below our Partner organisations. 

Session Objectives:

Explore the importance of knowing the person "Understanding the person’s journey".

Work with the balance of risk verses person centred responses and to recognise how risk focused intervention results in detrimental wellbeing and safety outcomes

Identify care management verses social work interventions and what works for people who hoard and/or self-neglect.

Identify the difference between a lifestyle choice and the impact of trauma.

Confidently use the Mental Capacity Act in capacity assessment that recognises diminished executive functioning (Brain injury because of emotional trauma or a combination of trauma experiences).

Explore the use of reasonable belief capacity assessments and to work with the continuum of decision-making processes, including when to use inherent jurisdiction of the court.

Identify the definition of needs for care and support, eligibility criteria for local authority needs assessment, eligibility for safeguarding, safeguarding carers and how this applies to people who self-neglect/hoard.

Analyse the benefits of using multi-agency formulation and strength-based assessment.

To be able to promote and respond to the person to ensure their wellbeing and safety.

Identify the need for multi-agency and multi-disciplinary meetings to support practitioners.

Facilitator: Deborah Barnett is a published author of articles and books relating to safeguarding adults and self-neglect and hoarding. Deborah is the independent chair and author of Safeguarding Adult Reviews and Domestic Homicide Reviews and provides Safeguarding Adults Boards with consultancy services. Deborah is qualified to act as an expert practitioner in equality and diversity for court purposes, qualified as a social worker, teacher and manager and has also worked as a Multi-Agency Risk Assessment (MARAC) Chair. Training and consultancy are services that Deborah provides.

Human Rights, ethical consideration and evidence-based decision making are central to Deborah’s practice.

Deadline for registering: 21st March 2024

Please note, your space will not be confirmed until after this deadline date, when a member of the Programme Team will be in touch to confirm the status of your booking, i.e. if you have secured a space or if you will be placed on the waiting list

Partner Organisations: 

Birmingham Children's Trust

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City University

Cheshire East Council

City of Stoke-on-Trent Council

City of Wolverhampton Council

Coventry City Council

Coventry University

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Heart of Worcestershire College

Herefordshire Council

Keele University

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust [MPFT]

Sandwell Children's Trust

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Shropshire Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Staffordshire County Counil

Staffordshire University

Telford & Wrekin Council

University of Birmingham

University of Warwick

University of Wolverhampton

University of Worcester

Walsall Council

Warwickshire County Council

Worcestershire County Council

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