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FREE NSAB Webinar - Domestic abuse in older adults

Wednesday 24 November 2021 10:00 to 11:30

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Contemporary perspectives on domestic violence of older adults

In conversation with Dr Hannah Bows, Associate Professor in Criminal Law, Durham Law School

This 'in conversation with' between Hannah and Walter Lloyd-Smith from the Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board will consider contemporary issues - and opportunities - concerning domestic abuse of older adults.

We will discuss a number of topics, including what is currently known about domestic abuse of older adults, how 'elder abuse' has framed our understandings in ways that are potentially harmful, concerning narratives about dementia and domestic abuse and, hopefully, some basic things we can do which will help address some of these challenges.  

Dr Hannah Bows is an Associate Professor in Criminal Law at Durham Law School, Durham University and deputy-director of the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA). Her research interests are broadly located in the fields of gender, ageing and crime, with particular interests in crimes against, and by, people age 60 and over. Her current research funded through a British Academy Wolfson Fellowship is examining criminal justice outcomes and decision making in cases involving older adults. Outside of academia, she sits as a magistrate in County Durham and Darlington and was Chair of Age UK Teesside between 2015-2020. 


FREE NSAB Webinar - Self-Neglect & Hoarding 3 November 2021

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Join us on Wednesday 3 November 2021 09.30-11.45

A key area of focus for the board, this free session is designed as a starting point for the work we are planning to do as a county to build on existing good practice and develop stronger multi-agency approaches to working with those who self-neglect and/or hoard. 

The session will be led by Olive Quinton of Lofty Heights, an organisation working in Suffolk that provides specialist decluttering, deep cleaning, and similar services. 

They also prepare homes to enable hospital discharges. Olive has very successfully supported our work in Norfolk in past years and brings new examples this year to help us understand the causes and impact of self-neglect and hoarding for those in our communities.  

  • Look at the difference between clutter and hoarding
  • Different types of hoarding
  • Why people hoard and self-neglect
  • Case examples using radio broadcast and photos
  • Discussion groups to help see different perspectives
  • Questions from you
  • The Norfolk perspective

We plan to hold a further event which will feature some of the emerging similar services in Norfolk, and as part of this session we want you to tell us what you would find most useful for that future webinar. 

Flyer for the event

A session outline will be shared nearer the time.

An update on mental capacity: a conversation with Alex Ruck Keene

On 16 December NSAB hosted a webinar - An update on mental capacity: a conversation with Alex Ruck Keene.

Over 95 colleagues joined the call to hear Alex in conversation with Walter Lloyd-Smith NSAB's Board Manager as they discussed mental capacity in the time of COVID-19, inherent jurisdiction and Liberty Protection Safeguards.

Key points summary

Alex is an experienced barrister with 39 Essex Chambers, London. His practice is focused on mental capacity and mental health law, in which he is able to provide specialist advice and representation, as well as delivering expert training for front line professionals. He also writes extensively in the field, editing and contributing to leading textbooks and (amongst many other publications) the 39 Essex Chambers Mental Capacity Law Report, the ‘bible’ for solicitors (and others) working in the area. He is the creator of the website Mental Capacity Law and Policy, providing resources and expert commentary on some of the most difficult mental capacity issues. In December 2020 39 Essex Chambers published a further guidance note on capacity assessment.