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Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness Conferences

25 September, 2 October and 24 October
  • Are you working in adult safeguarding and/or with people who are homeless? 
  • Have you got examples of good practice and/or of policies and procedures that are supporting effective practice?  
  • Have you experience that identifies what facilitates best practice for safeguarding adults who are homeless?  
  • Have you experienced barriers that obstruct best practice when safeguarding adults who are homeless? 
  • Can you contribute to the development of resources to support evidence-based adult safeguarding policy and practice with people who are homeless? 

If yes, then register your interest to attend one of three workshops, to be held in: 

  • Birmingham (25th September)
  • Leeds (2nd October)
  • London (24th October) 

 The workshops will include presentations of law, policy, good practice and findings from safeguarding adult reviews, alongside video, information about resources and opportunities for group discussion. The focus will be on what facilitates good practice and what barriers exist across four domains – direct work with the person, the team around the person, the organisations around the team, and the contribution of safeguarding adults boards and other governance arrangements. 
The outcome of the workshops will be a resource to support the work of those involved in adult safeguarding and homelessness. 
The day will be facilitated by Professor Michael Preston-Shoot and Dr Adi Cooper OBE 

  • Professor Michael Preston-Shoot is Independent Chair of Brent Safeguarding Adults Board and Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board. He chairs the London regional network of Independent Chairs. As an adult safeguarding consultant, he writes and researches safeguarding adult reviews, specialising in cases of self-neglect. 
  • Dr Adi Cooper OBE: Adi Cooper is the Care and Health Improvement Advisor for London for the Local Government Association, and lead on adult safeguarding. She is the Independent Chair of the City and Hackney Safeguarding Adults Board, and the Haringey Safeguarding Adults Board.  

 Who should attend? 
SAB partners, business managers, and independent chairs, local authority leads and commissioners of services for people who are homeless or rough sleeping, adult safeguarding practitioners, NHS staff, especially those working with homeless people and in mental health or substance misuse services, third sector organisations, housing providers. 


  • To register your interest in attending either event please email your name, job title and preferred workshop location to chip@local.gov.uk
  • You will be contacted via email in August, to confirm whether you have been allocated a place on the event or not.  If successful you will then receive a link to the event booking website to formally book yourself a place.  
  • Places will be limited so please apply promptly.   
  • Please do not book transport until you have your place confirmed.
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