Self-Neglect & Hoarding

Date & Time:

Thursday 27 June 2019 (9:30 - 16:30)

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Sutton Civic Offices, G2, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA



Adult Social Care staff within the London Borough of Sutton and Private, Independent and voluntary (PVI) sector supporting Sutton residents in residential care, nursing care, home care, Personal Assistants, and supported living.

Staff Groups A, B, C and D as per Bournemouth University national Competency framework for Safeguarding Adults.

Level 1, Level 2 staff and above (ref: NHS Intercollegiate document 2018 - Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies For Healthcare Staff): All health care staff including, receptionists, administrative staff, caterers, domestic and transport staff, porters, community pharmacist counter staff, peer support workers and maintenance staff, board level executives and non-executives, non-clinical staff working in primary health care settings plus all practitioners who have regular contact with patients, their families or carers, or the public and above.


A one-day training session to give health and social care staff (including professionals and volunteers) an awareness of the concept of self-neglect, as introduced by the Care Act 2014. It is also designed to implement the SSAB self-neglect and hoarding protocol.


By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Gained understanding of the concept of ‘self-neglect’ and what type of behaviours may be considered as such
  • Better understanding of the nature of hoarding behaviours as a particular type of Self-Neglect, and why this may occur
  • Insight on the difficulty in engaging clients who self-neglect
  • Discussed various research studies concerning self-neglect and hoarding
  • Gained awareness of the learning outcome from Serious Case Reviews (Safeguarding Adults Reviews) that have involved self-neglect
  • Understanding of the concept of Mental Capacity and the legal framework related to the issues raised by self-neglect and hoarding behaviours
  • Gained awareness of the Human Rights Act and how this may impact on the individual who may self-neglect, in particular Articles 8 and 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Gained awareness of the responsibilities of Local Authorities under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014 with regard to making enquiries concerning the Safeguarding of individuals who may be at risk
  • Gained knowledge of local policies and procedures regarding adults who may self-neglect, and how the care pathways specified may operate 



Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:


St Thomas Training

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G2, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)