Presentation by Cathie Williams (Principal Advisor, LGA), Adi Cooper, Joan McHugh (SSAB Development Manager, Solihull), Mike Briggs (Co-Chair, ADASS Safeguarding Network to the National Children and Adult Services Conference 2014
Thursday 30th October 2014

Safeguarding adults remains a key area of developing practice and a key factor in ensuring effective sector led improvement. In the run up to the changes to adult safeguarding outlined in the Care Act, this joint ADASS and LGA session examined the sector-led initiatives that are making safeguarding more effective in terms of reducing abuse and neglect, improving the experience of adults who need safeguarding, and, crucially, achieving the outcomes that adults want. It included an outline of the learning from the high profile 'Making Safeguarding Personal' project, including a presentation on the difference made locally from one participating authority, Solihull.