Training Events:

Self-neglect awareness and pathway

Self-neglect awareness and pathway

  • Date: 06-07-2021
  • Venue: Various

Target Audience

This course is aimed at practitioners who work within a predominantly Adults work force, but would be suitable for all practitioners who may come across self-neglect in their role. As well as those who work within specialist services which sit under statutory intervention who wish to gain a better understanding of what is ‘self-neglect’. Anyone who works across Blackpool, Blackburn and Lancashire can access this training. This course is being delivered by a local authority Adult social worker.





Course code


10:00am - 11:00am


Microsoft Teams



The aim of this session is to give an overview of the new multi-agency safeguarding framework around self neglect. The self-neglect framework provides process guidance for multi-agency partners on how to respond when concerns of self-neglect have been identified.


By the end of the session the course participants will have been informed how:

• A multi-agency framework and referral pathway has been developed to identify, refer and respond to self-neglect.
• To recognise indicators of self-neglect, including risk assessment and management, joint working and information sharing; mental capacity assessment processes; and practices.
• To access the hoarding guidance.
• To recognise the importance of joint investigation, enquiry and information sharing, to consider current practice, legal powers, policy, processes and challenges.
• To discuss co-ordinated responses and identify support mechanisms for people who hoard or self-neglect in a structured and systematic way.

Please make a note of the event title, code and date - these are needed for the application form.