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LSAB Adult Safeguarding - Raising Awareness Conference

Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Conference

Adult Safeguarding – Raising awareness

The Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board held a conference at Goldsmiths University on the 15th February to raise awareness of Adult Safeguarding. This was an opportunity to continue to develop everyone’s understanding of how to prevent and respond to abuse. The LSAB Independent Chair, Professor Michael Preston-Shoot opened and welcomed everybody to the conference.

The Programme from the day

Guest speakers and workshop facilitators


  1. Jane Lawson – Advisor LGA &ADASS
  2. Nicole Ridgewell – Solicitor Ridouts
  3. Megan Karnes – Founder/ Director Hoarding UK
  4. Liz Symmonds – Sergeant Adult Safeguarding SME Met Police
  5. Nik Wolf – SVA Liaison Officer Met Police

Work Shop Facilitators

  1. Neil Cox – Inspection Manager CQC
  2. Margaret Sharpe – Locality Manager Skills for Care
  3. Nicholas Stabler – Trading Standards Manager, LBL
  4. Nicole Jacobs – CEO, Standing together
  5. Daniel Baker – Lead office MC & DoL’s Central Bedfordshire CC

The workshops

Delegates were given the choice to attend two workshops throughout the day

  • Raising Standards in Care Homes
  • Financial Abuse
  • Domestic Abuse & Safeguarding
  • Mental Capacity & DoL’s


Please find below the footage from the Conference.

Jane Lawson - Adult Safeguarding

Nicole Ridgwell - A Legal Update

Megan Karnes - Hoarding UK

Lyz Symmonds & Nik Wolf - Metropolitan Police


If you would like to find out more about what the Metropolitan Police Service are doing on safeguarding adults in Lewisham please contact Sergeant Nik Wolf, Adult Safeguarding Liaison Officer, Lewisham, BOCU. Lewisham-adultsafeguarding@met.pnn.police.uk

Nicole Jacobs - The Coordinated Community Response and DHR Findings

Nation Trading Standards - Scams Team

Click below for hand outs and presentations from the day.


MCA SAB Workshop - additional points final version by DAN BAKER

Raising Standards in Care Homes Workshop - NEIL COX


With thanks to Suzanne Drake for organising the conference on behalf of the Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board.


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