Adult safeguarding and homelessness
On behalf of Professor Michael Preston-Shoot and Dr Adi Cooper we are pleased to circulate the now published briefing on safeguarding and homelessness.
Authored by Professor Preston-Shoot on behalf of the LGA/ ADASS this briefing will be particularly helpful to Board’s and our partners in developing our work on this safeguarding topic.
The purpose of this briefing is to assist senior leaders, such as members of Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs), as well as commissioners, practitioners and operational managers who are working across relevant sectors and agencies in this field, to support people who are homeless and at risk of or experiencing abuse or neglect. This is a complex area of Safeguarding adults’ practice. It requires an integrated whole system response.
There are 11 sections in this briefing. Focus is given to working with people experiencing multiple exclusion homelessness. The eleven sections include an outline of the relevant law and a summary of learning from safeguarding adult reviews. Effective practise is explored through a focus on working with individuals, the multi-agency and multi-disciplinary team around the person, organisations around the team, and governance.
The briefing forms part of a sector-led improvement project. The Board’s learning and development sub-group are working on a strategy to share this learning further across the partnership as well as learning from the successes of the more recent ‘Everyone In’ campaign.