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We are pleased to announce National Safeguarding Adults Summit which this year will focus on improving adult safeguarding practice: delivering a strengths based approach, improving decision making, user involvement and outcomes. The conference aims to bring together adult safeguarding leads to understand current issues and the national context, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas you are facing in practice, developing a strengths based approach to adult safeguarding.“Adult safeguarding means protecting a person’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect”Adult Safeguarding Network, NHS England“The hand of safeguarding helps all children and adults who are at risk of harm or abuse…. To vulnerable adults it brings kindness, respect, dignity and support however short the hand that life has dealt them, and it protects them from harm and misuse from all and any quarter. It falls to us all in the NHS to give our hands to these endeavours.”Dr Peter Green, Consultant in Child Safeguarding & Hilary Garratt, Director of Nursing, NHS England, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, England and Chair of the National Safeguarding Steering GroupThis conference will enable you to:Network with colleagues who are working to improve adult safeguarding practiceUnderstand the national context of your safeguarding practiceReflect on the lived experienceUnderstand how you can develop and embed a strengths based approach to adult safeguardingEnsure the learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) is used to identify systemic risk issues and improve practiceLearn from others to enable a user focused approach to adult safeguarding, including hearing from service usersMonitor and improve service user led outcomes for safeguardingEnsure you deliver effective safeguarding practice for people who lack capacity Understand the legal context including implications of recent developments such as the move from DoLS to Liberty Protection SafeguardsImprove your skills in decision making in adult safeguarding: understanding mental capacityDevelop your skills in safeguarding investigation, undertaking a safeguarding enquiry and report writingSelf assess and reflect on your own practiceGain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence