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Post-abuse Training for Staff Working with Adults at Risk

From investigation to safeguards

Price: £95.00
A participative training resource to inform multidisciplinary staff about the important work that should be carried out after an investigation into abuse.
Author(s): Hilary Brown and Jay Aylett

Based on a sound model of good practice, Post-abuse Training for Staff Working with Adultsat Risk is a highly participative resource designed to inform multidisciplinary staff about the important work that should be carried out after an investigation into abuse is completed.

This three-day training course uses 12 case studies to examine issues of vulnerability, risk and planning safeguards by giving equal focus to the victim, the perpetrator and the service. 

Participants will assess the nature of interventions required for the victim, perpetrator and the service system; separate out issues of risk; examine the organisational and individual factors that predispose an individual or service to abusive behaviour; use the law appropriately to deliver safeguards and sanctions; locate and brief services to provide support and treatment to those affected by abuse; learn about working with the criminal justice system, regulators and enforcement agencies to ensure robust safeguards are in place.

Multidisciplinary staff working with adults who are at risk, including social workers and managers, police, and housing officers.
ISBN: 9781908066527
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd
Publication: 26 March 2012

Post-abuse Training for Staff Working with Adults at Risk contains printed material including PowerPoint slides with trainer notes, letter templates, case studies, template plans, and ranking exercises on card. 

There is also a CD-ROM containing copies of all the resources and the PowerPoint presentations. Some materials are on different coloured paper so that trainers can easily distinguish between the resources required for each of the three days.


Hilary Brown is professor of social care at Canterbury Christ Church University and a specialist in safeguarding issues. She has written extensively on issues of disability and safeguarding and has conducted research, serious case reviews and worked to develop policy and practice in relation to abuse over the last 20 years. This work has included contributing to the original publications of No Secrets and In Safe Hands, policy development for the Council of Europe on abuse of disabled people, work on financial abuse and complex cases for the Office of the Public Guardian, and more recently chairing a safeguarding adults board in London and leading the serious case review panel of a large local authority. In addition to her academic work, she is an accredited psychotherapist and works for the NHS with people with learning disabilities, many of whom have been abused. 

Jay Aylett is a qualified social worker and she holds her post-qualifying and advance social work awards, approved mental health practitioner award and practice teaching award. Her academic background includes a BA (Hons) in Psychology, Diploma in Social Work, MSc in Mental Health Social Work.

For the last seven years Jay has worked as the multi-agency safeguarding vulnerable adults training consultant for Kent and Medway, where she has designed and delivered the safeguarding adults training programme. Prior to becoming a trainer Jay worked for 22 years in the mental health service, more latterly as the senior social work practitioner in a multi-disciplinary community mental health team. Her casework encompassed older persons with mental health problems, severe and enduring mental illness, adult mental health (especially parents with mental illness) and people with dual diagnosis (people with mental health problems and learning difficulties). While in practice Jay undertook adult protection investigations and supervised staff in the conduct of such investigations. She has continued to practice as social worker while operating as a trainer by working as part of the county out of hours emergency duty team for the past 16 years.

Jay’s particular interests are in the application of law in health and social care practice and investigative interviewing to promote access to justice for people with disability.