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Safeguarding and Total Attachment: interview with Dr Celia Harbottle

Dr Celia Harbottle is a lecturer and trainer in the field of health and social care and delivers a wide variety of programmes and courses on topics such as managing conflict in care settings and supporting positive behaviours. In this interview she discusses safeguarding and the Total Attachment framework.

Celia kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the NAS Professional conference in March this year. We asked her a series of questions, you can view the full interview or clips of the individual questions below.

Full interview

Individual question clips

  1. Can you tell us how you first became interested in autism?
  2. Can you tell us more about your current work?
  3. Can you briefly highlight what some of the common safeguarding issues may be for autistic adults?
  4. How did the Total Attachment framework come about and what does it involve?
  5. What are the main challenges for care teams when using the model with autistic adults?
  6. How can a Total Attachment method help prevent abuse in care settings?

Author: Dr Celia Harbottle

Date added: 5 May 2016