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Merseyside Safeguarding Adults Board Events

Welcome to the events pages for the Merseyside Safeguarding Adults Board.

The Safeguarding Board has a statutory responsibility to monitor and evaluate what is being done by partner agencies, both individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults who may be at risk who live in Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral.


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Multi Agency Audits

The Board holds a number of audits throughout the year in order to offer scrutiny in relation to aspects of safeguarding. The Quality Assurance sub group held an audit of the Chapter 14 Safeguarding Audit that  statutory partners complete.  All the embedded papers and narrative were scutinised by other partner agencies.  Everyone found the day useful and informative and feedback was given to the organisations.  The day was very well represented:

MASH Coordinator- Knowsley Social Work Team Leader- Liverpool
Wirral Health and Care Commissioning Wirral Community NHS Trust
Liverpool Council Safeguarding Lead Sefton Adult Social Care
Liverpool CCG Wirral Council Adult Social Services
Healthwatch Knowsley South Sefton and Southport and Formby CCG
Knowsley Safeguarding Lead Merseyside SAB Business Unit

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Board Development Days

The Merseyside SAB holds several development days throughout the year in various venues across Merseyside.

Members of the board, sub-groups, together with task and finish groups were welcomed by Sue Redmond, the independent chair of the board, who highlighted the event below as an opportunity for all to contribute to the future development of the board.  Sue then introduced guest speakers Dave and Kate from Daisy UK, a local charity who support and encourage disabled people across Merseyside to live fulfilled lives. Dave and Kate gave a powerful presentation of their personal experience of hate crime and hostility endured daily by people who have a disability.

This was followed by various updates from the business unit and sub group chairs on areas of work being progressed by the board.

Daisy UK came and spoke to us about what life can be like if you experience hate crime.

Followed by plenty of work throughout the day

Self Neglect Workshop

‘What can we do to help people working with complex, high risk self-neglect cases?’

 A multi-agency participatory workshop delivered by John Moores University on behalf of Merseyside Safeguarding Adults Board was held on Thursday 1st March 2018

 Aim of the workshop

Since self-neglect became part of safeguarding under the Care Act 2014, there has been a sharp rise in referrals, and increasing numbers of Safeguarding Adults Reviews concerning people who self-neglect. Self-neglect cases can be extremely difficult, and often practitioners are left feeling perplexed and concerned about what to do.

The aim of this workshop is to develop practical, useful guidelines for practitioners from all agencies involved in self-neglect cases, to help them deal confidently and lawfully with the most complex self-neglect situations.

How will it help practice?

We want to develop practice guidelines, using the accumulated experience and knowledge of staff working with self-neglecters, to support people working with self-neglect cases, where everything has been tried, and the question is ‘what next?’. Some areas we will think about are:

  • What can my agency and other agencies lawfully ‘do’?
  • How does the Human Rights Act affect what we can do?
  • How can everyone involved put the Mental Capacity Act into practice?
  • Are assessment tools such as the ‘Clutter Index Rating’ useful?
  • What approaches work best with people who self-neglect?

50 participants attended from a wide range of agencies who work with self-neglecting people.

Venue: Liverpool John Moores University, Room 505, Tithebarn Street, Liverpool, L2 2ER

There are a total of 50 places available which will be allocated after the closing date to ensure a good mix of representation from statutory and non-statutory partners from across the 4 local authority areas of Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral.

The workshop was led by Elaine Aspinwall Roberts with an opening speech from Sue Redmond the Independent Chair.

Wirral Community Advisory Group

A multi agency meeting was  held in Wallasey Town Hall on 15th March 2018 hosted by Merseyside Police with presentations from:

  • Jenny from Age UK
  • Dave from Merseyside Safeguarding Adults Board
  • Sharon from Wirral Change

The meeting was well represented from colleagues from

  • Merseyside Police
  • Neighborhood Police
  • Residents
  • Anti Social Behaviour Team
  • Merseyside Fire and Rescue
  • Community Safety Team
  • Mencap
  • Equality and Diversity Representative
  • Wirral Age UK
  • Autism Together
  • Trans Wirral
  • LA representatives and more  The next meeting is on 27th July 2018 10:30-12:30 at the Carrbridge Centre based in Woodchurch, Wirral.  If you would like to come along please contact:

[email protected]

Photos of the day of Dave giving his presentation of the board and safeguarding adults.