Presentation at practitioner event for local authorities adult services personnel.

Activity: ConsultancyCPD delivery


Dr Fiona Aspinal of the University of York & Dr Martin Stevens of Kings College, London will lead this event, looking at whether personalisation affects service users' levels of risk. Evidence suggests that personalisation, particularly direct payments helps improve some service users’ independence, choice and control. However, there are concerns that some service users who direct their own care also experience increased risk of abuse or neglect. But how justifiable is this concern and how are practitioners addressing any different risks?This workshop presents findings from a study (SSCR - Risk, safeguarding and personal budgets: exploring relationships and identifying good practice)which aimed to answer these questions using national (e.g. Abuse of Vulnerable Adults returns) and local data, and interviews with practitioners and service users.It gives delegates the opportunity to reflect on these findings together, consider the implications for practice and identify key learning points that can be utilised to continue to improve social care practice, promote service user independence, and minimise risks to service users.
Period9 Jul 2014
Work forMaking Research Count, United Kingdom


  • risk
  • personalisation