Mum is in a residential EMI unit, and every day brings a different challenge. Recently she has begun to lash out at staff and other residents. The staff are lovely and seem to accept things like being hit with her walking frame as an occupational hazard, but assaults on other residents are worrying and are, quite rightly,reported to social services. We have been told that there is to be a "Safeguarding meeting", which sounds alarming. Has anyone attended this kind of meeting? I'm trying to get some idea of what to expect, and what the possible outcomes are. My experience of other meetings with Social Services is that they turn out in force. I find it very intimidating. I completely understand and agree that lashing out is unacceptable, but Mum is quite severely impaired now. I dont know what we can do about it, and I worry about what's coming next.