Self-Neglect Webinar – July 2020

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 webinar will be hosted on Microsoft Teams. Before applying for a place please ensure that you have the ability to access Teams from a desktop or mobile device.


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.


The course will consist of three 2 hour long modules . Delegates will need to complete all the modules in the following order.

Module 1 – Date and Time

  • What is self-neglect? – why do people self-neglect, it is more than hoarding
  • Legal framework – including Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Health Act 1983
  • Policy framework – Making Safeguarding Personal and Think Family

Module 2 – Date and Time

  • Research into self-neglect and effective practice – including professional curiosity, interventions that work, barriers to good practice and how to overcome them

Module 3 – Date and Time

  • Learning from Safeguarding  Adult Reviews – including the TSAB self-neglect procedure in practice and professional challenge

Entry Requirements: 

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. 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 *** – one form per person is required. You will need to be available to attend all three of the modules. Please note that submitting a form does not guarantee a place, however we suggest that you provisionally book the dates 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 ***. 

Charging Policy for Non-Attendance:

This webinar is free to access, however if your place is confirmed and you are unable to attend all 3 modules, you must inform the Business Unit by email before ***. Cancellation after this date or failure to participate in all 3 modules will result in a £50 charge.

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