As part of the South Yorkshire regions Safeguarding week, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield councils have collaborated to create a self-neglect and hoarding conference at the Niagara Conference Centre in Sheffield on Tuesday, 10 July.
The conference is one of a number of events taking place in South Yorkshire to highlight the work taking place to keep adults and children from harm.
Professor Suzy Braye, Professor of Social Work and Social Care at the University of Sussex, who has completed significant research on behalf of the Department of Health, will be joined by representatives from Social Care, Housing, Drug and Alcohol Services and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue who will explore their role in managing self-neglect and hoarding.
As well as sharing good practice and up to date policies, the conference will also provide an opportunity to attend interactive workshops.
The conference will provide a unique opportunity to hear about the latest research and examine best practice in managing adults who self-neglect and/or hoard in line with the principles of the Care Act. It will ask attendees to recognise the power of family and friends in identifying options that the adult is willing to accept to reduce the risk of harm/death.
The event will celebrate the strength of multi-agency working and challenge some of the barriers to partners working in this way.