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Adults at risk from self-neglect

The challenge of defining self-neglect has proved a barrier in the development of policies and procedures and so moving towards a national definition of self-neglect might be helpful.

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What is neglect/self-neglect?

This covers a wide range of behaviours including neglecting to care for one’s personal hygiene, health or surroundings and includes behaviour such as hoarding. Safeguarding partnerships can be a positive means of addressing issues of self-neglect. The Safeguarding Adults Board is a multi-agency group that is the appropriate forum where strategic discussions can take place on dealing with what are often complex and challenging situations for practitioners and managers as well as communities more broadly. Recent research has identified ways of working that can have positive outcomes for those who self -neglect.

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