Self-Neglect & Hoarding Thematic Work Shop

Target Audience:

People who have a responsibility for receiving concerns, decision-making and informing statutory agencies who may come into with people that Self-Neglect. This may include anyone working in public facing roles:  Housing Officers, Fire Service, Environmental Health, Social Care, Health Service , Police Service, Care Workers, Criminal Justice, homelessness, and other caring roles.

Entry Requirements:

Participants will have obtained prior knowledge and understanding of safeguarding adults by completing learning equivalent to competencies (1-11) at Level One  Basic Awareness.

Aim of the session:

Increase awareness of legislation, policies and procedures in relation to self- neglect. Inform practitioners of their role in recognising and responding to self- neglect and abuse.

Learning Outcomes:

The course will provide staff with an understanding of:  

  • Explore the definition of self-neglect in relation to the Care Act (2014) 
  • Understand the different types of self-neglect, its signs and indicators. 
  • Awareness and application of current legislation, local policies and procedures in relation to self-neglect. 
  • Identifying the level of risk or harm in relation to safeguarding. 
  • Exploring the possible strategies of self-neglect.

Booking Details:

Online: Please click ‘Apply’ against your preferred date listed below

Email: If you have any queries or are unable to complete an online form, please contact the Workforce Development Admin Team: or on 0191 277 2091.

If you are a Newcastle City Council employee, you can book on any of these courses via LMS

Please see the Charging Policy as you may be charged for training.

Date Time Location  
1st Mar 2024 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Via Microsoft Teams Apply now
14th Mar 2024 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Via Microsoft Teams Apply now