26 November 2018

Ways to protect Northamptonshire's most vulnerable adults from harm will be discussed at the county's annual safeguarding summit.

Northamptonshire Safeguarding Adults Board is holding its annual conference, one of the main events in the local social care calendar tomorrow (Tuesday 27th November) at Kettering Conference Centre.

This year's theme is early intervention and prevention of harm and will include keynote speeches on the latest legislation and safeguarding strategies to keep adults safe.

Workshops for care staff

The conference will include practical workshops for care staff including those working in respite and residential homes across Northamptonshire.

Sessions include advice on how to prevent falls in older people and ways to maintain health, nutrition and stay hydrated.  

Northamptonshire Safeguarding Adults Board and partners advise care organisations on how to keep vulnerable adults free from abuse, and take action to stop abuse occurring.

Speakers from local health providers

Conference delegates will also hear speakers from local health providers including Northamptonshire Adult Social Services, Northamptonshire Police, Kettering General Hospital, Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust (NHFT) and Public Health.

County council cabinet member for adult social care, Cllr Sandra Naden-Horley is opening the conference discussing ways to transform health services in Northamptonshire.