“Why didn’t we do this before?” the development of Making Safeguarding Personal in the London borough of Sutton

  • Patrick Jonathan Hopkinson, Meta Killick, Anita Batish, Lee Simmons
  • The Journal of Adult Protection, June 2015, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/jap-12-2014-0045

Making Safeguarding Personal

What is it about?

How social workers and creative therapists explored and responded to the views of adults. at risk of abuse. Describes the use of Arts therapists facilitated focus groups to inform practice.

Why is it important?

This is unique work because it shows how art, drama and music therapists can explore safety and Safeguarding and support the effectiveness of the Making Safeguarding Personal ethos.


Ms Meta Killick
Sutton Council

Music and music therapy techniques involve and enable vulnerable adults and offers opportunities for direct engagement and participation in creating the services they receive.

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