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Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board

Learning Seminars

The purpose of these events, is to review the findings of one or more Safeguarding Adult Reviews on a selected theme, and to evaluate how well placed services, policies and practices are in Lewisham with respect to these findings. Put another way, what is Lewisham doing well and where might it seek to improve policy, practice and service delivery.

SAR Learning Seminar on Self-Neglect – 16th June 2017

This was the first learning and service development event to be organised by the Safeguarding Adults Board in Lewisham. The topic of the first event was self-neglect. Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, Independent Chair of Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board, presented the findings and recommendations from several Safeguarding Adult Reviews where self-neglect was featured. Participants were asked to comment on the effectiveness of current services, policies and practices locally.

Self-Neglect Presentation

LSAB Learning Seminar - Safeguarding in Care Homes - 5th December 2017

The second Learning and Service development seminar was in partnership with the Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (LCCG). The topic of this seminar was safeguarding in care homes.

Safeguarding in Care Homes Presentation

Learning and Service Development Seminar, Autonomy vs Duty of Care 25th June 2018

Professor Michael Preston-Shoot described the circumstances, findings and recommendations as reported by Safeguarding Adult Reviews where the theme of autonomy and self-determination v duty of care has been prominent. Examples included the Wandsworth Safeguarding Adults Board Safeguarding Adult Review known as WWF.

Participants had the opportunity to discuss best practice in relation to navigating through the competing priorities within this dilemma – maximising a person’s autonomy whilst also seeking to prevent and protect a person from abuse and neglect.

Autonomy vs Duty of Care Presentation


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