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Adult Safeguarding Summit 2021: Adult Safeguarding Delivering a Strengths-Based Approach

Friday 10 Dec 2021


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We are pleased to announce National Safeguarding Adults Conference which will focus on Adult Safeguarding: delivering a strengths based approach beyond Covid-19. The conference aims to bring together adult safeguarding leads to understand current issues and the national context, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas you are facing in practice.

“Following the initial crisis, we are now moving to a different stage in dealing with Covid-19. Safeguarding adults with care and support needs from abuse and neglect remains a priority. People may be more vulnerable to abuse and neglect as others may seek to exploit disadvantages due to age, disability, mental or physical impairment or illness.”

SCIE July 2020

“The COVID-19 pandemic precipitated an unprecedented crisis, which normal coping mechanisms were unable to manage….Safeguarding is, by definition, an emotionally complex and charged area of work as it is about abuse and neglect, pain and shame. Safeguarding adults during the COVID-19 pandemic added further dimensions of fear and anxiety. Everyone was working in unknown territory and uncertain about what the future would bring.”

Adi Cooper OBE Journal of Safeguarding Practice 2020

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve adult safeguarding practice
  • Understand the national context of your safeguarding practice during and beyond Covid-19
  • Reflect on the lived experience
  • Understand how you can develop and embed a strengths based approach to adult safeguarding
  • Learning from National Analysis of Safeguarding Adult Reviews and ensure the learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) is used to identify systemic risk issues and improve practice, including the management of Covid-19 related Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) referrals
  • Learn from others to enable a user focused approach to adult safeguarding
  • Understand the use of complex safeguarding in adult practice, working with the police and information sharing 
  • Learn from Adult Safeguarding and Domestic Violence 
  • Develop a strategic approach to ensuring learning leads to service improvement 
  • Ensure you deliver effective safeguarding practice in Self Neglect and Hoarding during Covid-19
  • Understand the legal context including implications of recent developments such as the move from DoLS to Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • Improve your skills in decision making in adult safeguarding
  • Develop your skills in safeguarding investigation, undertaking a safeguarding enquiry and report writing
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

“Practitioners and managers are reminded that making safeguarding personal (MSP) is “not optional”, that the person’s voice must be heard, and that support must be available to enable individuals to achieve their desired outcomes and to promote their wellbeing”

Analysis of Safeguarding Adult Reviews November 2020 

Chair & Speakers Include:

Professor Michael Preston-Shoot

Emeritus Professor of Social Work University of Bedfordshire Independent Chair Brent Safeguarding Adults Board Independent Chair Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board Joint Coordinator National SAB Chairs’ Network and Adult Safeguarding Consultant

Suzy Braye OBE

Emerita Professor of Social Work, University of Sussex, Co-Author, Analysis of Safeguarding Adult Reviews Findings for Sector Led Improvement

Cath Erine

Adult Safeguarding Board Manager
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Fiona Bateman

Solicitor and Independent Chair
Sutton and Barnet Safeguarding Adults Board

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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