Bringing together perspectives on risk to promote participation in adult support and protection
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 workshop will include a summary of research undertaken by the workshop facilitators and a demonstration of tools developed to aid mutual understanding. It will also provide a space for attendees to discuss and share their experiences of different ways of engaging with people about risk of harm.
This workshop forms part of IRISS’s Evidence-informed Practice series. These events provide an opportunity to explore evidence and examine its implications for social services in Scotland.
Who should attend?
This event has been designed for those working in adult support and protection but all are welcome to attend. The event is free, but there will be a charge applied if a place is reserved and not taken up.
The workshop will be led by Kathryn Mackay (Lecturer in Social Work) and Beth Cross (Research Fellow) from the University of Stirling. Further information about their research is available via the links below.
Mackay, K. (2011) Exploring how practitioners support and protect adults at risk of harm in the light of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007: Research report, Stirling, University of Stirling.
MARS. (2010) Adult support and protection communities: Challenges for practice, Report, Stirling, Multi-Agency Resource Centre, University of Stirling.
Practitioner toolkit from Altrum Risk Research Project: http://www.thistle.org.uk/riskresearchproject/adultprotectionresources.