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Self Neglect

Self neglect is a complex issue for safeguarding. The KBSP has developed Multi Agency Guidance for dealing with adults with care and support needs where there are concerns of Self Neglect.

Multi-Agency Guidance Self Neglect (2021)

KBSP Self Neglect Leaflet

The following resources from the Avon Fire and Rescue service support professionals to make judgements around self-neglect and hoarding.

Clutter Image Rating Scale (CIRS) leaflet

Working with Hoarders: a multi-agency approach

‘Elsie’s story’ provides an example of a self-neglect case study.

Community Care: Self-neglect and someone to safeguard – Elsie’s story