**New Course** Self-Neglect Training – 20th November 2019


Self-Neglect Training

Training Date: Wednesday 20th November 2019

Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Venue: Centre for Independent Living, Havelock Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7LT

*Please note that lunch will not be provided.

Facilitated by Nikki Sidgwick and Di Reed

Nikki is a trainer and social work consultant who works across the public sector with specialisms in Safeguarding Adults, Mental Capacity and Mental Health. She is experienced in working closely with professionals in Local Authorities, NHS, police and Courts.

Di is a trainer, a registered Social Worker and social care consultant across the public and voluntary sector, mostly in adult social care and domestic abuse. She is experienced in working with partner agencies in Local Authorities, health, police and offender management services which has included the chairing of Safeguarding Adult Reviews.


The course aims to increase knowledge about Self-neglect, the impact that it can have on an individual and to increase understanding and confidence in the use of Local Risk Management policies.

Who should apply?

Delegates should have a basic awareness of Safeguarding, types of abuse and current legislation. The content is suitable for anyone working with individuals who may be at risk of Self-neglect.

Course Content:

  • The legal context of Safeguarding, including Making Safeguarding Personal, The Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understanding that self-neglect is a symptom of life experiences such as depression or loss
  • Developing skills to identify when to raise a safeguarding concern or conduct a capacity assessment
  • The importance of multiagency working and sharing information with other professionals
  • Implementing lessons learned from Safeguarding Adult Reviews in relation to Self-neglect
  • Identifying outcomes at a Risk Management Panel or Safeguarding meeting. Developing a plan and reviewing it
  • Engaging effectively with individuals who Self-neglect.

Entry Requirements:

Staff will be expected to have relevant prior training (i.e. in Safeguarding Adults, MCA), at level 1 or above, prior to attending this course. Completion of the Safeguarding Adults workbook will meet this requirement. We would also recommend completing the TSAB Self-Neglect workbook prior to attending this course.

Requesting a Place:

If you would like to request a place, please complete the form below by Friday 4 October – one form per person is required. Please note that submitting a form does not guarantee a place, however we suggest that you provisionally book this date in your diary. Our training sessions are usually oversubscribed and therefore allocation of places will be determined by a number of factors. Please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible on the ‘why you want to attend’ section of the form.

If you are unsuccessful we may be able to offer you an alternative training date or your name may be added to a reserve list. We will send confirmation either way by Monday 14th October.

 Charging Policy for Non-Attendance:

This course is free to attend, however if your place is confirmed and you are unable to attend, you must inform the Business Unit by 11.30pm on Tuesday 12th November. Cancellation after this date or failure to attend will result in a £50 charge.

Disclaimer and Privacy Statement

We will hold the information you provide in order to administrate and deliver these activities. For further details please click here: https://www.tsab.org.uk/disclaimer-privacy-statement/

If you have any queries please contact the Business Unit on [email protected]