Virtual Self-Neglect Training

Event Type: Training
October 2020 and January 2021

This training is available to give health & social care staff (including professionals and volunteers) an awareness of the concept of self-neglect.

Target Group: Health & social care staff in any setting

Learning outcomes: by the end of this session participants should:

  • • Have an understanding of the concept of ‘self-neglect’ and what type of behaviours may be considered as such
  • Have an understanding of the nature of Hoarding Behaviours as a particular type of Self-Neglect, and why this may occur
  • Be aware of the difficulty in engaging clients who self-neglect
  • Be aware of various research studies concerning self-neglect and hoarding
  • Be aware of the learning outcomes from Serious Case Reviews (Safeguarding Adults Reviews) that have involved self-neglect
  • Understand the concept of Mental Capacity and the legal framework related to the issues raised by self-neglect and hoarding behaviours
  • Be aware of the Human Rights Act and how this may impact on the individual who may self-neglect, in particular Articles 8 and 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Be aware of the responsibilities of Local Authorities under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014 with regard to making enquiries concerning the Safeguarding of individuals who may be at risk
  • Be aware of local policies and procedures regarding adults who may self-neglect, and how the care pathways specified may operate

Training methods used

All of our training sessions are intended to be as interactive as possible. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, make comments and bring up their own issues. We use lots of different methods including quizzes, case studies, video clips and small group work as well as direct teaching. We want participants to leave the session saying “that was really enjoyable – and it was directly relevant to my working life.”

Please Note: The learning outcomes are based on a full day course, however the course is a half day so all learning outcomes might not be met.

Please note: You must have downloaded the Zoom App prior to the training and check that your work computer/laptop allows them to do this, as we are aware that some organisations IT blocks the downloading of Zoom. Nearer the time of the training you will receive detailed instructions on how to log in.

Afternoon Session – 12 October 2020 13:30 – 16:30 – Complete.

Morning Session – 8 January 2021 09:30 – 12:30 – Click here to book.