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Delivering appropriate interventions: co-production

It is essential that the adult is actively engaged in determining the best way in which their needs can be met in order to prevent them becoming an adult at risk and experiencing abuse or neglect.

The adult must be seen and listened to and their wishes and feelings considered, whatever their method of communication.

Engaging with, and listening to, what the adult says about what is happening to them should be the cornerstone of effective intervention and support.

Adults and their carers, are most likely to engage with early help services if:

Interventions may be provided by practitioners from a diverse range of disciplines who are in contact with the adult at risk and their carer/s.

When determining the most appropriate interventions consideration should be given to:

Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) (2018). About early intervention: why it matters

Pointers for Practice: Facilitating Engagement from The Adult at Risk

Pointers for Practice: Key Principles for Effective Early Help Interventions