Describes the challenges and dilemmas that arise when safeguarding and carrying out risk assessments of adults with dementia. Gives advice and practice tips on the steps to take when a safeguarding enquiry has been triggered.
This guide is designed to help social workers support people who are at risk of, or experiencing, scams, working in partnership with local trading standards colleagues. It explains the different types of scam, the factors that put people at risk and the impact of scams on health and wellbeing.
Looks at the different types of modern slavery - of which human trafficking is one of the most well-recognised - and how to spot the signs that someone is a victim. Plus, the guide explains the social work role in the National Referral Mechanism.
Explains the causes of self-neglect (which includes hoarding) and gives advice on how to conduct thorough, sensitive assessments - either as a safeguarding enquiry, or under the Care Act - to unpick complex situations. This guide also looks at
balancing respect for autonomy with duty of care, and provides examples of interventions.