Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer

Flower field

Well maybe not the Lazy part! Honestly – I don’t know where this summer has gone. I had a really nice holiday in July and of course – like everyone else after a holiday from work, came back to loads of emails and other bits and pieces to catch up with. Think I am only now feeling that I am getting back on to an even keel – hence no blogs on here for the last wee while. It has also generally felt like a really busy time in relation to all the things happening with links to Adult Support and Protection – which is brilliant.

I did manage to publish my bimonthly NASPC Newsletter yesterday – if you don’t currently receive this, you can sign up for it here:

The work of the National ASP Learning and Development Network is also really taking off – we are currently planning our first ASPire (Adult Support and Protection innovation and reflection event), which will be taking place on Thursday 9th November from 9.30 am – 1 pm. This Teams event will provide inputs from two key speakers – one in relation to ensure that Trauma Informed Practice is embedded within ASP processes and practice and the other will concentrate on Undue Pressure (and coercive control) in relation to ASP. The Network have planned this first event for those with a good, prior knowledge of ASP – its processes and practices. However, future events may be aimed at other audiences – with potentially less need for prior knowledge. Ultimately we hope to facilitate around 3 of these national ASP learning opportunities annually via the ASPire programme, in future. If you do feel you would like to request an invite to the first ASPire on 9th November – email me at:

If you haven’t yet seen it – have a look at the ASP Inspection Report from the Care Inspectorate and their Scrutiny Partners – providing an overview of all the recent Inspections:

Well – we will soon be using that old adage ‘The nights are fair drawing in’ – in recognition of the advent of autumn – however, remember that the light nights will actually start to slowly reassert themselves again, before the New Year!