B&NES Local Safeguarding Adult Board (LSAB) has undertaken three Safeguarding Adult Reviews in the last 18 months all relating to adults who have self neglected, two of whom have died. A revised Self Neglect Policy and Best Practice Guidance was launched in July 2018 and the LSAB want relevant organisations in B&NES have read and understand the mechanisms to help people who self neglect and try and prevent further tragedies occurring. The intention is to help everyone – family members, friends and professionals to identify the often hidden warning signs of self-neglect so that support may be offered. Here is the links to the relevant documents which will help your organisation and staff:

· Quick Guide to the Self Neglect Policy and Guidance (March 2019)

· Self Neglect Policy and Guidance (March 2019)

· Appendix 1 - Assessment of Need and Risk

· Appendix 2 - Self Neglect Agenda Template

· Appendix 3 - Self Neglect Crisis Intervention Plan

A half day course is also being run to enable participants to gain knowledge and develop skills in working with people who self-neglect which you can book on here

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