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Raising the Bar: Health Protection, Safety and Protection from Harm: Could we do better in community based services?

30 Jun abstract-banner Part of Learning Disability Services Series

This MRC webinar, chaired by Dr Martin Stevens (HSCWRU), will be presented by David Sines CBE, Emeritus Professor at Buckinghamshire New University. After the presentation there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.

This webinar will consider a range of serious incidents that have occurred in the public and independent sectors that have resulted in litigation claims being presented on behalf of service users and employees. A range of common themes that relate to causation and consequential harm to service users have been determined and will be presented and discussed. Lessons learned will be shared with the aim of developing a learning culture that focusses on continuous service and quality improvement. The interface beween supported living services and reliance on (often inappropriately designed and provided) NHS responses will also be explored. David has had a long history of engagement in the learning disability sector and was awarded a CBE in 2010 for pioneering work in the design of community living services. He has worked as a Director of Nursing and led several community learning disabilities teams. His research interests include learning disabilities, autism, mental health and dual diagnosis, supported living, abuse and neglect, offending and mental capacity. David acts regularly as an expert legal witness in the UK and Ireland. He is a Patron of Choice Support and of the Autism Charity PAPA (Northern Ireland).

Wednesday 30 June 2021, 2.00pm - 3.15pm, via Zoom

How to join: Register via and prior to the webinar you will be sent the joining link

At this event

Martin Stevens

Senior Research Fellow

Jess Harris

Research Fellow

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