The Dudley Safeguarding People Partnership Annual Conference took place on 7th July 2022 and was well attended by agencies from across the Partnership. At the event DSPP formally launched our priorities for 2022-24.
Joining us were keynote speakers Dez Holmes, Director at Research in Practice and Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, Emeritus Professor of Social Work at the University of Bedfordshire. Dez spoke about developing a transitional safeguarding approach and Michael spoke about learning from self-neglect SARs, research and people with lived experiences.
Facilitating the day were AFTA Thought, an organisation who use drama to bring learning from recent CSPRs and SARs to life.
The DSPP Priorities for 2022-24 are:
For more information view our Strategic Business Plan 2022-24
Dez Holmes, Director at Research in Practice, spoke around the importance of developing transitional safeguarding within Dudley. You can view her slideshow below:
Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, Emeritus Professor of Social Work at the University of Bedfordshire, joined us in the afternoon to discuss learning from self-neglect Safeguarding Adult Reviews, research and people with lived experiences. View more information at the below link:
Dudley’s Model of Practice
The ‘Think Family’ approach focuses on all aspects of adversity across the continuum of need.
Examples could be the diagnosis of serious illness, mental health, or substance misuse issues which may impact on parenting or caring.
A trauma-informed approach focuses on all aspects of adversity across the continuum of need.
Examples of trauma could be the diagnosis of serious illness, poverty, death and loss to abuse and neglect.
A Restorative Practice’ approach can be broadly applied across the partnership of agencies working with children, families, and communities.
Using restorative principles and behaviours with our colleagues and partners, as well as children and families, enables us to develop positive working relationships.
Learning From Reviews
At the Conference we explored themes and actions as a result of Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews and Safeguarding Adults Reviews, view these below
We thank all who attended and contributed to a successful event.