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The Care Act requires all housing providers to have clear operational policies and procedures in place to safeguard adults. With the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill seeking to replace Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs), alongside changes to domestic violence policy, this course is timed to provide up-to-date guidance on safeguarding adults.

Attend this Effective Safeguarding in Housing course to gain knowledge on recognising and reporting safeguarding concerns including declining mental health, domestic violence and self-neglect.

Through workshops, discussion and analysis of relevant scenarios, learn techniques to effectively provide high quality support to vulnerable tenants and create a safeguarding culture within your organisation.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Ensure that your organisation is complying with the Mental Capacity Act
  • Gain an understanding of how the new Liberty Protection Safeguards will affect you
  • Develop an effective plan for co-operating and responding to hoarding and self-neglect
  • Create a comprehensive training strategy for your staff to identify, prevent and respond to domestic abuse
  • Take away a strategy for making safeguarding personal and ensure your organisation has robust safeguarding procedures in place
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair’s Introduction & Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Complying with the Mental Capacity Act and Liberty Protection Safeguards

  • Ensure that your organisation is complying with the Mental Capacity Act and the new Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • Receive guidance and clarity over your responsibilities regarding mental capacity assessments, best interests determinations and liberty protection safeguards
  • Understand what the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill will mean for your organisation’s safeguarding policy
10:45 - 11:30

Responding to Cases of Hoarding and Self-Neglect

  • Develop an efficient approach towards identifying hoarding in your housing association
  • Understand how to work with tenants who self-neglect and hoard to develop a plan for improving their safety and quality of life
  • Gain an insight into how working with different agencies can help you to respond to cases of hoarding and self-neglect
11:30 - 11:45

Morning Break

11:45 - 13:00

Developing an Effective Strategy to Identify and Prevent Domestic Abuse

This interactive session will give delegates the opportunity to ask questions and discuss strategies for identifying and responding to domestic abuse

  • Establish clear guidelines of how staff should respond to domestic abuse and address fears around confidentiality
  • Develop an approach that will allow your staff to identify early signs of domestic abuse through factors such as repairs and anti-social behaviour reports
  • Create a culture that encourages staff to be proactive in identifying and addressing domestic abuse
  • Consider how recent changes to domestic violence policy will affect safeguarding housing policy
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Workshop: Multi-Agency Working and Information Sharing

Delegates will engage in a Chair facilitated open-class discussion and formulate strategies for working in partnership and sharing information across departments and organisations

  • Learn how developing an effective multi-agency approach will create more efficient safeguarding procedures
  • Understand how to comply with confidentiality, whilst still fulfilling your moral and legal responsibilities
  • Establish clear and efficient joint working protocols
  • Incorporate best practice examples of multi-agency working into your organisation’s safeguarding strategy
15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Making Safeguarding Personal

Work with the Chair to develop an action plan for creating personal safeguarding approaches

  • Interactive session which allows you to gain insight into the different strategies organisations adopt in order to create a personal safeguarding practice
  • Work with the Chair to identify possible areas of weakness in safeguarding approaches
  • Identify and evaluate your own implementation of the Care Act, monitor your impact, going beyond compliance, and incorporate best practice into your own strategies
  • Use real life scenarios to assess and analyse best practice
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


etc. Venues – Victoria, London

One Drummond Gate, Pimlico,, London, SW1V 2QQ