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12 May 2024

Self-neglect and the safeguarding question

Unit self-neglect research findings presented in Northern Ireland


Over 60 social workers from across Northern Ireland attended a presentation on 2 May 2024 covering the Unit's study of self-neglect among older people. The event was arranged for practitioners who were invited to Queen's University Belfast's social work department by Dr Lorna Montgomery. The presentation by Jill Manthorpe and Nicole Steils was in the context of self-neglect being covered by England's Care Act under its safeguarding provisions whereas new legislation planned for Northern Ireland excludes this dimension.

Please see the project page for information and our publications thus far. Slides from this presentation.

Header image: Queen's University Belfast

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Nicole Steils

Research Fellow

Jill Manthorpe

Professor Emerita of Social Work