21-year-old Lewis has profound learning difficulties.  As a single parent, his mum Kate tries to balance her work and caring responsibilities.  Lewis’s teenage brother takes on some of Lewis’s care until he moves out.  Left alone with Lewis, Kate is clearly struggling to cope.
  • Adult Safeguarding
  • Addressing the needs of the carer, Young person neglect
  • Guidance for swearing

Level of Complexity: Advanced
  • Differentiation applies depending on the audience
  • Trainer to develop the questions accordingly

Video Synopsis

  • Single parent struggles to cope with her role as carer for her son who has profound learning difficulties
  • The son’s teenage brother takes on some of the caring responsibilities
  • The parent will not accept/does not receive necessary help
  • The son is neglected
  • Parent and son “disappear”

Issues Covered

  • Child as carer
  • Domestic abuse
  • Adults at risk
  • Carer stress
  • Alcohol
  • Disabilities
  • Mental health

  • To identify safeguarding risk indicators
  • To classify the role of information sharing
  • To recognise the different vulnerabilities for each family member
  • Engaging estranged fathers
  • To recognize support services for carer stress

  • How do we demonstrate Multi-agency working?
  • How do we recognize additional vulnerabilities (“Toxic Trio”)
  • Which support services would you use/utilize?
  • What are the triggers to initiate a multi-agency meeting?
  • How do we ensure service user safety when they disengage from services?

Target Audience:

  • Teachers and Parental Involvement Workers
  • Adult Social Care
  • Children’s Social Care
  • Police – Safeguarding officers
  • Police Community support officers
  • Voluntary and Community-based groups inc. substance misuse
  • Youth workers
  • General Practitioners
  • Elected Members
  • Mental health service staff
  • Housing staff

Useful For:

  • Conference
  • One to one
  • Group training
  • Awareness event/forum
  • Supervision sessions

Training Suggestions:

  • Domestic Abuse training/discussion
  • Toxic trio training – including children and adults with complex needs
  • Multi-Agency conferencing including estranged fathers
  • Information sharing protocols
  • Risk Assessments

Useful Links

For Further Support

  • Local Safeguarding Children Board
  • Safeguarding Adults Board
  • Domestic Abuse trainers
  • Specialist Domestic Abuse support services
  • Local substance misuse services