Social Work Events Conceptualising and Responding to Self-Neglect: The Challenge for Adult Safeguarding (MRC)

This event is part of the Making Research Count (York) programme which aims to promote communication and knowledge sharing between academics and social work and social care professionals.

This event will draw on two research projects conducted for the
Department of Health and Skills for Care.  Michael will;

  • Include a brief overview of the research findings on the definitions and causes of self-neglect and on the effectiveness of intervention strategies
  • Engage practitioners and managers in debate about the challenges of self-neglect encountered in practice, the approaches taken and the outcomes achieved
  • Present the findings of safeguarding adult reviews
  • Discuss approaches to workforce and workplace development that support inter agency work to safeguard adults at risk
  • Help practitioners and managers navigate the risks and challenges of working with adults who self-neglect

Michael will provide a forum for considering how research findings might impact on approaches to assessment, decision-making and intervention in self-neglect cases.


Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire

How to book

Places are funded for teaching partnership local authorities.  All others can purchase individual places at events.

Please check with your Line Manager or Workforce Development team before booking to ensure your application follows local policy and procedures.  This may include completion of a Learning Agreement for any funded CPD activity.

Once approval has been granted please complete the attached booking form and return to the MRC.

Self-Neglect Booking Form

Venue details
The Pavilion Hotel
45 Main Street
YO10 4PJ