Steven is 18 and has a Learning Disability and physical health needs.  His home life is changing and his mum is struggling to care for Steven. When an agency worker arrives at the house Steven is left feeling marginalized by the safeguarding process.
  • Adult Safeguarding
  • Making Safeguarding Personal, Vulnerable Adult, Neglect/Abuse, Adult safeguarding,Carer’s needs
  • Guidance free

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

Video Synopsis

  • Young adult is cared for by older sister and mum
  • Older sister moves out of the family home
  • Mum neglects some of young adult’s caring needs
  • Young adult is uncomfortable with mum’s new partner
  • Agency worker attempts to discuss safeguarding/caring needs with the family
  • Young adult is left feeling scared and marginalised by the safeguarding process

Issues Covered

  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical health needs
  • Hate crime
  • Transitional support from child with complex needs to adult with complex needs
  • Young carer
  • Self-harm


  • To recognise the needs of carers
  • To identify appropriate advocacy and support
  • To recognise self-harm
  • To explain the underlying trauma that results in self-harm

  • What is Making Safeguarding Personal and how do you embed these values and principles within your workplace?
  • How do transition support services work in your area?
  • What are the processes for good quality information transition?
  • What services are available for self-harm?
  • How do we work with the whole family?

Target Audience:

  • Everyone working with children and young people.
  • Everyone working with adults who are parents
  • Teachers
  • Learning Mentors
  • Police
  • Police Community support officers
  • Voluntary and Community based groups including advocacy services
  • Youth workers
  • School Nurses
  • General Practitioners
  • Elected Members
  • Transitional services
  • Service Users

Useful For:

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

Training Suggestions:

  • Audit of current awareness of transitional services
  • Audit of whole family approach provision/policies
  • Making Safeguarding Personal training and policy development.
  • Information sharing protocol discussion

Useful Links

For Further Support

  • Safeguarding Adults Board
  • Adult Social Care
  • Children’s Social Care
  • Advocacy Services