Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support Ltd
< March 2020

Resources to support Making Safeguarding Personal

The Local Government Association (LGA), Research in Practice for Adults, and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) have launched a new suite of resources to support Making Safeguarding Personal. The materials include a refreshed toolkit, nine case studies of practice in relation to MSP and a briefing exploring myths and realities.

Toolkit refresh & relaunch

The MSP toolkit has been updated and refreshed to reflect a greater emphasis on strengths-based practice across adult social care. The new toolkit is a web-based resource that includes narrative around specific areas of practice, tools and case examples to support learning and development. The resources can be used individually or built into learning and development activities within organisations.

Case Studies

Nine case studies of practice in relation to MSP have been collated; this resource is an update of the previous case study resource. There are a limited number of case studies in the resource and local areas are encouraged to send in their examples to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) entitled ‘ MSP Case Study’, by September 2020. There is a plan to publish a further collection of case studies in Autumn 2020.

Myths and Realities

The briefing addresses misconception about Making Safeguarding Personal, which is not just about safeguarding practice but also about prevention, and strategic as well as operational safeguarding. It supports and promotes relationship and strength- based approaches in practice. The briefing is aimed at front line practitioners and operational managers in all organisations that have a role in safeguarding adults. It is aimed at leaders at all levels and local councillors. It can also be used by anyone interested or involved in safeguarding adults because ‘safeguarding is everyone’s business’. This can be used as a prompt for discussion in teams or partnerships, in workshops or conversations. MSP Myths_04 WEB.pdf


Esi Hardy and Michael Preston-Shoot have recorded a series of Podcasts which explore some of the myths around Making Safeguarding Personal. Together they combine lived experience with practitioner experience to begin to make sense of what it means to make safeguarding personal for everyone. The 11 episodes are a useful resource for people to listen to on their own, or to use as a group discussion or learning events.

A further podcast has messages from research which explored experiences of people who have been victimised because of their mental health status.


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