The Sussex Multi-Agency Procedures to Support Adults who Self-Neglect are contained within the Sussex Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures.
The procedures take account of learning from Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs) involving cases of self-neglect and sets out a framework for collaborate partnership working when supporting adults who are experiencing self-neglect.
A briefing has been produced to provide an overview of the self-neglect procedures.
An additional Self-Neglect Learning Briefing was developed following the publication of the Adult A SAR and provides an overview of self-neglect, how to raise concerns and how to manage complex cases and ensure effective multi-agency responses.
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service have developed a Multi-Agency Hoarding Framework which sets aims to ensure that anyone coming into contact or working with someone who is hoarding has an awareness of the tools and resources available.
Agenda and minutes templates have also been developed for use in multi-agency meetings relating to cases involving self-neglect. These templates will help professionals ensure that the key issues relating to self-neglect are considered and recorded in self-neglect meetings and are a useful aid to effective planning.