Half-day training event

Significant case reviews for adults – learning lessons and sharing experiences

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Significant case reviews (SCR) in Scotland are carried out where a child has died; is significantly harmed or where they have been at risk of significant harm. The reviews aim to find out if anything could have been done to prevent this, and whether lessons can be learned and/or preventative measures put in place to stop a similar event happening in the future.

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.

With additional contributions from the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, the Care Inspectorate, 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

FEATURING

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
MIKE DIAMOND, Executive Director (Social Work), Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
IAN KERR, Strategic Inspector for Adults, Care Inspectorate
JACKIE MCGUIRE, Partner, Brodies LLP
JOHN PATERSON, Chair of the Scottish Association of Independent Convenors of Adult Protection in Scotland
ALEX DAVIDSON, Independent Chair, Argyll and Bute; East Ayrshire and Inverclyde Adult Protection Committees (Conference Chair)
AGENDA

09:00-09:30
Registration, tea and coffee

09:30-09:40
Chair’s Welcome and Introduction
Alex Davidson, Independent Chair, Argyll and Bute; East Ayrshire and Inverclyde Adult Protection Committees

09:40-10:40
Keynote Address: “Safeguarding Adult Reviews in England – recurring themes and lessons learned 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

10:40-11:00
Opportunities for Questions and Discussion

11:00-11:20
Tea and coffee break, opportunities for networking

11:20-11:25
Chair’s Welcome Back

11:25-11:45
An introduction to our panel
Our panel of representatives give their initial thoughts on significant case reviews for adults and their reactions to Michael Preston-Shoot’s earlier presentation.

Featuring –

  • Mike Diamond, Executive Director (Social Work), Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
  • Ian Kerr, Strategic Inspector for Adults, Care Inspectorate
  • Jackie McGuire, Partner, Brodies LLP
  • 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
  • John Paterson, Chair of the Scottish Association of Independent Convenors of Adult Protection in Scotland
  • Alex Davidson, Independent Chair, Argyll and Bute; East Ayrshire and Inverclyde Adult Protection Committees (Session Chair)

11:45-12:30
Panel and Audience Discussion – ‘Significant Case Reviews for Adults’

  • 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 and development needs

12:30-12:45
Questions to the Panel

12:45
Chair’s Closing Remarks

SPEAKERS
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
Michael has been a social work academic since 1988. He joined the University of Bedfordshire in 2003, initially as Head of Department of Applied Social Studies and then as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences between 2005 and 2016.

Michael has specialised in teaching law to non-lawyers, principally social workers and social work students. He conducted the first and only longitudinal study into the outcomes of teaching law to social work students.

He completed a research project for the Department of Health on the governance of adult safeguarding and completed a series of studies on self-neglect for the Department of Health and Skills for Care. These studies were influential in shaping the adult safeguarding provisions in The Care Act 2014 (England).

Michael was Independent Chair of Luton Local Safeguarding Children Board between 2009 and 2015 and Luton Safeguarding Adults Board between 2008 and 2015. He is currently Independent Chair of two Safeguarding Adults Boards in Brent and Lewisham. He has authored and researched serious case reviews and safeguarding adult reviews.


Mike Diamond, Executive Director (Social Work), Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
@MentalWelfare
Mike qualified in Social Work in 1985 and as a Mental Health Officer in 1990. He worked in various local authorities with senior management responsibility for Community Care, with particular responsibility for mental health, assessment & care management, delayed discharges, and latterly older people’s services. Mike was a Member of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland for 7 years.

In 2015 Mike was appointed Executive Director Social Work at the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland. He has particular responsibility for Investigations into deficiencies of care and treatment. He is Team Leader for MWC work in NHS GG&C, A&A, Lanarkshire, D&G, Forth Valley and the State Hospital.


Ian Kerr, Strategic Inspector for Adults, Care Inspectorate
@CareInspect


Jackie McGuire
Jackie McGuire, Partner, Brodies LLP
@BrodiesLLP
Jackie is a specialist in the field of local government law and has over 20 years experience at the coal face. Recognised as a leader in the field by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners she regularly advises local authorities on their powers and decision making processes including in relation to education and social care.

In addition to the provision of practical legal advice, Jackie is highly experienced in the delivery of training on conduct and governance. She heads up the firm’s Public Law & Regulation team and also it’s Public Sector Services Group, which is focused on the delivery of tailored services to our public sector clients. Jackie is also involved in assisting clients improving service delivery by modernising and streamlining their business models.

Jackie has a strong track record in compulsory purchase and major infrastructure projects. Her well-developed project management skills ensure a practical and pragmatic approach to problem solving.


John Paterson, Chair of the Scottish Association of Independent Convenors of Adult Protection in Scotland
John qualified as a social worker in 1976, and since then has worked in social care in the statutory and voluntary sectors in Scotland, predominantly as a senior manager in adult care.

He retired from full time work in 2011 but has continued his involvement in social care. He is the Independent Chair of two Adult Protection Committees, and one Child Protection Committee, and is currently the Chair of Adult Support and Protection Convenors Scotland, and of the West of Scotland Child Protection Consortium.
He is Chairperson of Key Housing and Community Supports, the largest provider of support to people with a learning disability in Scotland.

He is a Trustee of the R S Macdonald Charitable Trust, and also mentors young people who have experience of the care system in Scotland.


Alex Davidson, Independent Chair, Argyll and Bute; East Ayrshire and Inverclyde Adult Protection Committees
Previously Head of Adult Services in Social Work Resources, South Lanarkshire Council, Alex has managed services in Lanarkshire and Easterhouse, Glasgow.

For ten years Alex was an Associate in the Joint Improvement Team working on Integrated Practice, Reshaping Care for Older People, and on other Adult groups across Scotland. He has also worked as an Associate in Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

For ten years he held the position of Independent Chair of the Perth and Kinross Adult Support and Protection Committee, and for six years held the same role for West Lothian APC. Alex is currently the Independent Chair of Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire and Inverclyde Adult Protection Committees.

Recently Chair of PAMIS, a national charity promoting an inclusive society for people with complex and profound learning and physical disabilities, Alex has also held the role of Board Member at Key, Voices of Experience (VOX) and the Scottish Muscle Network.

Alex is currently the voluntary Independent Chair of the Future Pathways Alliance, Scotland’s In-care Survivors Fund, and is working as a consultant reviewing older people’s services and conducting a Significant Case Review in local partnerships.


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