Busting myths that surround Making Safeguarding Personal is eleven episodes exploring and busting the myths that can prevent practitioners from making safeguarding personal for service users. Podcast hosts combine practitioner experience and service user experience to begin to makes sense of what it means to make safeguarding personal for every service user.
Esi Hardy is founder and Managing Director of Celebrating Disability – a disability inclusion and equality business. Esi has worked in the public and not-for-profit sector developing and implementing policies to support disabled people to assert choice and control over every aspect of their lives. Esi is a seasoned direct payment service user having had experiences of going through the adult safeguarding concern processes. Using her lived and professional experience, Esi has Chaired and advised many groups, panels and conferences. Current relevant positions include: co-chair of the Personalisation Expert Panel and member of the Making Safeguarding Personal Advisory Group.
Michael Preston-Shoot is Professor (Emeritus) Social Work at the University of Bedfordshire. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His publications, research and training have concentrated on law and social work. His latest research has focused on adult safeguarding, completing with Suzy Braye and David Orr major studies for the Department of Health on governance of adult safeguarding and on effective practice with adults who self-neglect. He is currently Independent Chair of Lewisham and of Brent Safeguarding Adults Boards. He has authored safeguarding adult reviews, has researched reviews of self-neglect cases and has completed thematic reviews of safeguarding adult reviews.