This workshop focuses on improving interaction between the person supported by services and the practitioner on the subject of risk. It draws on recent research, focused on adult support and protection, which highlighted the importance of improving practitioners' understanding of how the person they support views their life and the harm they might be facing.
The Altrum Risk Research Project is currently conducting research on how risk affects the lives of people who use services, and aims to produce a guidance pack for practitioners who deal with risk.
It is hoped that the overall project will result in approximately 17,500 disabled people becoming more involved in decisions about risk and protection; hopefully increasing their level of choice and giving them more control over their lives.
Dr. Monica Barry (Glasgow School of Social Work). Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar Series: 6th December 2007.
Fergus McNeill (Glasgow School of Social Work), Nicky Burns (Strathclyde Law School). Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar Series: 6th December 2005.