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



Staff Group A, B, C, D. All staff who have regular contact with patients, their families or carers or the public and have a statutory responsibility to safeguard adults. NHS Intercollegiate Level 1 and 2 and above. The minimum level of competence required of all staff working in a health and care organisation including volunteers.


Staff who have a responsibility to contribute to safeguarding adults but do not have specific organisational responsibility or statutory authority to intervene. All support staff in health and social care settings. Volunteers and charity trustees, social workers, nurses, GPs, allied health professionals, and health and social care provider services.

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 an understanding of the concept of ‘self-neglect’ and what type of behaviours may be considered as such
  • Have an understanding of the nature of hoarding behaviours as a particular type of Self-Neglect, and why this may occur
  • Be aware of the difficulty in engaging clients who self-neglect
  • Be aware of various research studies concerning self-neglect and hoarding
  • Be aware of the learning outcome from Serious Case Reviews (Safeguarding Adults Reviews) that have involved self-neglect
  • Understand the concept of Mental Capacity and the legal framework related to the issues raised by self-neglect and hoarding behaviours
  • Be aware 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
  • Be aware 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

Be aware of local policies and procedures regarding adults who may self-neglect, and how the care pathways specified may operate


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St Thomas Training

Venue Details:

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

(020 8770 5000)