Significant case reviews for adults – learning lessons and sharing experiences: December 4

The Scottish Government is currently preparing national guidance for significant case reviews for adults that will bring adults into line with children, where there has been guidance in place since 2015.

In England, The Care Act 2014 established Safeguarding Adult Boards (SABs) to conduct a Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) when an adult in its area has died as a result of abuse or neglect, whether known or suspected, and there is concern that partner agencies could have worked together more effectively to protect the adult.

Featuring a keynote session led by Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, Independent Chair of two Safeguarding Adult Boards and regular presenter on SARs in England, this half-day conference will focus on the experiences of Safeguarding Adult Reviews in England – the recurring themes that have emerged and the lessons that can be learned so far.

It takes place on Wednesday December 4 at 110 Queen Street, Central Glasgow from 9.15am to 1pm.

Keynote speakers confirmed so far:

PROFESSOR MICHAEL PRESTON-SHOOT, Emeritus Professor of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of Bedfordshire and Independent Chair, Brent Safeguarding Adults Board and Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board

JACKIE MCGUIRE, Head of Public Law and Regulatory Division, Brodies LLP

ALEX DAVIDSON, Independent Chair, Argyll and Bute; East Ayrshire and Inverclyde Adult Protection Committees

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland speaker TBC

Care Inspectorate speaker TBC

With additional contributions from the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, Brodies LLP and Scottish Adult Protection Conveners, the event will explore –

  • How effective are the safeguarding procedures?
  • Learning and good practice issues
  • Are lessons being learned on how professionals and their agencies work together?
  • How can we improve local inter-agency practice?
  • Service improvement or development needs for one or more service / agency

More details – including background information on our speakers and the rates to attend – can be found on the event webpage www.significant-case-reviews-for-adults-training-event/