Safeguarding Board shortlisted for its work around self neglect

Date: 10/09/2018

The North Wales Safeguarding Board is in the running for a prestigious social care accolade.

The Accolade awards, being arranged by Social Care Wales, recognise outstanding work going on in the social care and childcare in Wales and is an opportunity to highlight best practice for sharing within the industry. The Accolades are open to teams and organisations from the public, voluntary and independent sectors. They recognise initiatives that have had a positive effect on people’s lives, supported the development of staff and encouraged improvement to services.

The Board has been shortlisted in the Effective approaches to safeguarding category for its self neglect protocol initiative.  This has beendeveloped to prevent the serious injury or even death of people who appear to be self-neglecting, supporting their right to be treated with respect and dignity and “aiding recognition of situations of self-neglect”.

They will be up against entries from Newport Children’s services and Barnado’s, as well as Pembrokeshire County Council.

Neil Ayling,  Chief Officer- Social Services at Flintshire County Council, who is Chair of the North Wales Safeguarding Adults Board, said: “It’s an honour that the tremendous amount of good work going on in our region by social care and health professionals is being recognised at a national level.  Whatever the outcome, we are proud of the work we have carried out around this very important issue and sincerely hope that the work we have done has a positive impact on our residents”.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Cardiff on Thursday, 13 September.