The IASW Special Interest Group for Social Workers working with Aging and Older Persons (SIGA) identified the need for this CPD as referrals for self-neglect are increasing annually to Social Work services. SIGA recognises the impact of these behaviours on both the individual and to the Social Worker providing a supportive service as intervention requires a significant level of support and resources. SIGA members wish to promote this issue to provide Social Workers, and other Health and Social Care Professionals, with knowledge of self-neglect and how to support clients, and services, in these often complex cases. In particular SIGA is of the view that this training is very timely due to the proposed upcoming changes in national Safeguarding policy, legislation and HIQA standards.
The training will take place over two sessions on 1st June and 21st September. Participants will be supported to:
The first session ‘Trauma Informed’ takes place on 1st June from 9.30am – 1.30pm
Aim: To recognise why people self-neglect
The second session focuses on self-neglect and safeguarding the person, taking place on 21st September from 9.30am – 1.30pm.
Aim: To identify ways to keep a person safe and well when self-neglecting
Deborah Barnett is a qualified social worker with experience across all aspects of adult services. Deborah has been a member of the Safeguarding Adults Board within her local authority of Durham and runs a successful training and consultancy business, T-ASC (training, advice, solutions & consultancy). Deborah conduct’s consultancy work in any aspect of the Safeguarding Adults Board work. She has experience of chairing / authoring Safeguarding Adults Reviews / Domestic Homicide Reviews, chairing Safeguarding Adults Board and provides advice, guidance and training to Safeguarding Adults Board partners.
Deborah is the author of a number of Safeguarding articles and two safeguarding adults’ books. “Self Neglect and Hoarding: A Guide to Safeguarding and Support” & “The Straightforward Guide to Safeguarding Adults: From Getting the Basics Right to Applying Care Act and Criminal Investigations.”
Some of Deborah’s other key achievements include:
Member of Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards