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Social work seminar: Risk, safeguarding and personal budgets

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Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Room 6139, SIr Frank Lampl building, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr Martin Stevens (Kings College, London)

Social work seminar: Risk, safeguarding and personal budgets

Evidence suggests that personalisation, particularly direct payments helps improve some service users' independence, choice and control. However, there are concerns that some service users who direct their own care also experience increased risk of abuse or neglect. But how justifiable is this concern and how are practitioners addressing any different risks?

This seminar presents findings from a major national study which explored whether service users who direct their own care also experience increased risk of abuse or neglect. The seminar provides an opportunity to consider the findings of this new research and the implications for practice, including how promote service user independence and minimise risks to service users.

The School of Social Work at Kingston University and St George's, University of London is delighted to present a series of seminars at their Kingston Hill Campus. The seminars will be delivered by leading national and international researchers, policy makers and commentators and focus on issues of topical and contemporary importance. The seminars are free and open to all staff and students at Kingston and St George's, all staff in local social services organisations in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors, and to service users and carers and their organisations who assist with the social work education programmes at the University.

Dr Martin Stevens is a senior research fellow at the Social Care Workforce Research Unit, Kings College, London. He has led several research projects funded by the Department of Health and the NIHR School for Social Care Research, including the National Individual Budgets Evaluation and a series of research projects investigating vetting and barring social care workers. He is currently chair of the National Social Care Research Ethics Committee and also chairs the Social Services Research Group. Martin previously worked in a residential service for people with learning disabilities and as a researcher within Hampshire Social Services Department.

Please be aware that places at this event are allocated on a first-come first-served basis, so be sure to register your attendance.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Nikita Monteiro
Email: n.monteiro@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

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Directions to Room 6139, SIr Frank Lampl building, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB:

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