Revised Self-neglect and Hoarding Strategy published
Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) has published its revised Self-neglect and Hoarding Strategy (2.0)
This revised strategy aims to be part of the growing work around early intervention and preventative agendas. As such it directs collaborative multi-agency discussions of self-neglect and/or hoarding cases to the Early Help Hubs (EHH). To encourage a more preventative approach to cases of self-neglect and/or hoarding, the trigger point for taking a case to the EHHs is level 2 (image 4 upwards) on the Clutter Image Rating Scale (CIRT), please see the strategy for more details.
Published alongside the strategy is a Practitioners Guide. This slim guide is intended as a toolkit to support practitioners from a range of agencies with management of cases where an adult is deemed to be at risk due to self-neglecting and/or hoarding behaviours.
The Practitioners Guide includes:
- The Clutter Image Rating Scale (CIRT)
- Assessment Tool Guidelines
- Guidance for practitioners
- Guidance questions which could be used during an assessment
- Hoarding self assessment form