Significant case reviews for adults – learning lessons and sharing experiences

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WEDNESDAY 04 DECEMBER 2019

BRODIES LLP, CENTRAL GLASGOW

HALF-DAY CONFERENCE

Event Outline

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

Supported by

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

Mike Diamond

Executive Director (Social Work), Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

Paul Comley

National Adult Protection Co-ordinator

Jackie McGuire

Partner, Brodies LLP

John Paterson

Chair of the Scottish Association of Independent Convenors of Adult Protection in Scotland

Ian Kerr

Strategic Inspector for Adults, Care Inspectorate

Alex Davidson

Independent Chair, Argyll and Bute; East Ayrshire and Inverclyde Adult Protection Committees

Agenda

09:00-09:30     Registration and arrival refreshments

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
  • John Paterson, Chair of the Scottish Association of Independent Convenors of Adult Protection in Scotland
  • 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
  • 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

Venue

Hosted by

Brodies LLP,
110 Queen Street,
Glasgow,
G1 3BX