Key Points
  • Implementing effective strategies for comprehensive safeguarding practice
  • Supporting staff and vulnerable adults in contexts of isolation, or shielding
  • The impact of lockdown on safeguarding activity in Local Authorities - reviewing the evidence
  • Findings from the first national analysis of Safeguarding Adult Reviews
  • Promoting multiagency collaboration and positive culture to ensure staff can best communicate, signpost needs and protect vulnerable adults
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Overview
Expert Speakers

  • Kenny Gibson, National Safeguarding Lead, NHS
  • Simon Bayliss, Practice Development Manager for Safeguarding of Children and Adults, Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
  • Dr. Adi Cooper OBE, Care and Health Improvement Advisor (Adult Safeguarding Lead), LGA
  • Suzy Braye OBE, Emerita Professor of Social Work, University of Sussex, and Independent Adult Safeguarding Consultant
  • Dr. Sharon Raymond, GP Director, Covid Crisis Rescue Foundation,and Head of Primary Care, Inspiral Health
  • Clenton Farquharson MBE, Chair Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Partnership Board
  • George Coxon, Director Classic Care Homes
  • Neil King, Head of Safeguarding Leicester Partnership NHS Trust
  • Jim Poyser, Senior Manager for MCA and DOLS Surrey County Council
  • Teresa Kippax, National Safeguarding Advisor Children and Adults,Care Quality Commission
  • Josie Allan, Senior Policy and Partnerships Manager, Missing People

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on safeguarding policy and practice. Join Westminster Insight’s Safeguarding Adults Digital Conference to explore the latest best practice, research findings and insights into effective adult safeguarding, as the pandemic unfolds. Kenny Gibson, National Safeguarding Lead from the NHS, will share strategies to support health and care workers and vulnerable adults to improve outcomes.

    Join the discussion on multiagency collaboration and how to prevent vulnerable adults from falling through the gaps, through effective commissioning and collaborative partnerships. We will also review best practice in decision making in high risk situations for the application of the Mental Capacity Act, and recommendations from the CQC to ensure compliance of safeguarding standards.

    Gain first hand insight to the most recent evidence from Dr. Adi Cooper OBE, from the Care and Health Improvement Programme (CHIP) on the impact of COVID19 on Safeguarding Activity; and Suzie Braye will present findings from the first national analysis of Safeguarding Adult Reviews.

    Hear the voice of lived experience on the importance of co-production to provide safeguarding practice, from Clenton Farquharson MBE, Chair of the Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Partnership Board.


Agenda
Start

09:30 - 09:45
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Simon Bayliss Practice Development Manager, Safeguarding, SCIE

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09:45 - 10:15
Keynote Address: Delivering Effective Safeguarding Practice and Improving Outcomes

 
  • Supporting health and care workers to achieve responsible safeguarding practices
  • Ensuring vulnerable adults get the support they need in settings of isolation and shielding
  • Reviewing risk assessment when health services are facing different pressures   
  • Promoting the mental health of staff as the bedrock of supportive safeguarding practice
10:05-10:15 Questions and Discussion

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Kenny Gibson National Head of Safeguarding, NHS England

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10:15 - 10:55
Findings from the COVID-19 Adult Safeguarding Insight Project - Care and Health Improvement Programme (CHIP)

 
  • Reviewing the impact of lockdown on safeguarding activity from the local authorities who participated in this best practice exchange project
10:45- 10:55 Questions and discussion

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Dr. Adi Cooper OBE Care and Health Improvement Advisor (Adult Safeguarding Lead), Local Government Association

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10:55 - 11:25
Applying the Mental Capacity Act and DoLS during COVID19

 
  • Reviewing The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Understanding the definitions of best interest and consent to decide the best course of action
  • Making best interest decisions with evidence informed risks in isolated environments during COVID-19
11:15-11:25 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Jim Poyser Senior Manager for MCA and DOLS, Surrey County Council

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11:25 - 11:45
Interval

 

11:45 - 12:30
Panel session: Effective Multi-Agency Collaborations to Improve Safeguarding Outcomes

 
  • Learning from effective commissioning and partnership strategies
  • Developing person centred approaches for comprehensive safeguarding practice at different levels
  • Protecting staff and promoting good leadership to create a positive working environment
  • Lessons from the Covid Crisis Rescue Foundation, and new initiatives collaborating to respond effectively to emerging needs
12:20-12:30 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

George Coxon Director, Classic Care Homes

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Neil King Head of Safeguarding, Leicester Partnership NHS Trust

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Dr. Sharon Raymond GP Director, Covid Crisis Rescue Foundation and Head of Primary Care, Inspiral Health

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12:30 - 13:10
Evidence from the First National Analysis of Safeguarding Adult Reviews

 
  • Thematic findings from 231 SARs completed by Safeguarding Adult Boards in England over a two-year period (2017-2019), 98% of Safeguarding Adults Boards responding to the call for evidence
  • Understanding key priorities for sector led improvements in safeguarding practice
  • Learning across a range of domains: direct practice, interagency working, organisations context and SAB governance
13:00-13:10- Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Suzy Braye OBE Emerita Professor of Social Work at the University of Sussex and Independent Adult Safeguarding Consultant

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13:10 - 14:10
Lunch Break

 

14:10 - 14:50
Looking After Adults at Risk of Harm with Adaptable and Prompt User Centred Approaches

 
  • Supporting vulnerable adults who were victims of abuse during lockdown
  • Identifying early signs of abuse for to promote prevention and early intervention  
  • Understanding trends and traits of different types of abuse including financial, domestic, and self-neglect
14:30-14:40 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Josie Allan Senior Policy and Partnerships Manager, Missing People

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Tanja Conway-Grim MRes BSc (Hons) HND (Dist) AMRBS AMCSFS IHIA

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Clenton Farquharson MBE Chair, TLAP Programme Board

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14:50 - 15:20
CQC's Approach to Safeguarding

 
  • Promoting a better understanding of good safeguarding practice through triangulation and self-assessment
  • Delivering personalised care in a challenging environment
  • Reviewing responsibilities and expectations in inspections to ensure compliance
15:10-15:20 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Teresa Kippax National Safeguarding Advisor Children and Adults, Care Quality Commission

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15:20 - 15:30
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

Simon Bayliss Practice Development Manager, Safeguarding, SCIE

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End

Speakers

Josie Allan Senior Policy and Partnerships Manager, Missing People

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Simon Bayliss Practice Development Manager, Safeguarding, SCIE

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Suzy Braye OBE Emerita Professor of Social Work at the University of Sussex and Independent Adult Safeguarding Consultant

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Tanja Conway-Grim MRes BSc (Hons) HND (Dist) AMRBS AMCSFS IHIA

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Dr. Adi Cooper OBE Care and Health Improvement Advisor (Adult Safeguarding Lead), Local Government Association

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George Coxon Director, Classic Care Homes

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Clenton Farquharson MBE Chair, TLAP Programme Board

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Kenny Gibson National Head of Safeguarding, NHS England

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Neil King Head of Safeguarding, Leicester Partnership NHS Trust

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Teresa Kippax National Safeguarding Advisor Children and Adults, Care Quality Commission

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Jim Poyser Senior Manager for MCA and DOLS, Surrey County Council

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Dr. Sharon Raymond GP Director, Covid Crisis Rescue Foundation and Head of Primary Care, Inspiral Health

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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