MSP (Making Safeguarding Personal) Launch

Event Type: Conference
Date: 16 April 2016

“We have it in our power to affect change in the way we think, feel and do.  Making Safeguarding Personal requires all 3 to make a difference – see the rainbow”. Jane Hughes

On 16th April 2016, the Safeguarding Adults Board launched the Making Safeguarding Personal approach to Safeguarding work with adults. The presentations made on 16th can be found below. The Making Safeguarding Personal approach is embedded within the Care Act 14 and requires all those partners involved in Safeguarding Adults to consider how practitioners need to change practice in order to better involve individuals in shaping any responses aimed at improving their safety and managing the risks they face.

Whilst MSP requires a significant shift in safeguarding culture from ‘doing to’ to ‘doing with’, the core principles are not complicated, involving a preventative multi-agency approach with a focus on having & supporting conversations with people – and making those conversations count. Highlights of the April event included Vanessa Goodall who spoke so movingly about her personal experiences as a carer for her husband who was diagnosed aged just 49 with young onset Alzheimer’s and the ‘Celebrating Safeguarding’ presentation by Richard Beardsall, training consultant, whose ‘rainbow’ analogy struck a chord with so many in the audience.


  • A New Approach presented by Debbie Morris and Lynn Turner – please click here (PDF, 153KB, 9 pages)
  • A Safe Journey of Care presented by Maggie Bennett – please click here (PDF, 4.79MB, 37 pages)
  • Making Safeguarding Personal presented by Jane Lawson – please click here (PDF, 276KB, 33 pages)
  • Making Safeguarding Personal presented by Jane Hughes – please click here (PDF, 674KB, 10 pages)
  • Making Safeguarding Personal presented by Richard Beardsall – please click here (PDF, 1.37MB, 6 pages)

Following on from this launch, the IOWSAB has a new poster campaign!  These posters can be downloaded and displayed on your website. If you would prefer paper format to display in your building, please contact us using the ‘contact’ tab and we will be happy to post some out to you. There is no charge for this. To see our new posters, please click here (PDF, 828KB, 4 pages).