Adult Safeguarding for Managers
Duration 1 day
The Care Act 2014 put adult safeguarding on a legal footing and extended the scope of adult safeguarding. The London Multi-Agency Safeguarding Policies and Procedures (the Pan London Guidelines) were updated in December 2015 to take account of legislative changes.
For some Managers/Seniors this course may be a refresher and newly appointed Managers/Seniors will find it of particular use as they transition into new responsibilities and find themselves having to consider 'the bigger safeguarding picture'.
By the end of this course learners should be able to
- describe the key features of the Care Act, 2014 as they relate to safeguarding
- define the aims of adult safeguarding under the Care Act, with specific reference to Making Safeguarding Personal
- list the six key principles underpinning all adult safeguarding work
- define abuse and neglect under the Care Act and appreciate the forms that abuse can take: specific reference will be made to the three new forms of abuse and to the forms of abuse recognised in the multi-agency guidelines
- list who may abuse and neglect adults and appreciate their responsibilities with regard to alerting concerns
- respond appropriately to disclosures
- understand what constitutes an enquiry, when an enquiry might be required and managers' responsibilities within this (with reference to the multi agency guidelines)
- explain the main functions of a Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)
- recognise when an individual might require advocacy and the different forms this can take
- explain the duty for all involved to cooperate with each of its relevant partners
- reflect upon the challenges staff can face with regarding to raising concerns and consider how to create a team culture where all members are able to meet their personal responsibilities
Methods of Delivery
The trainer uses a variety of PowerPoint presentation, flipchart work, discussion and group work to ensure that all course objectives are met, while providing a safe, open forum for delegates to exchange views and best practices, in line with the appropriate company policy.
- Learning Objectives
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
By the end of the course learners should be able to
- appreciate what constitutes abuse and neglect and who may be considered to be an adult at risk
- understand the key features of the Care Act and the changes this makes to our approach to safeguarding
- appreciate how to involve the person who has been/may have been abused in the safeguarding process (Making Safeguarding Personal)
- consider their team culture/management and what makes it effective in relation to safeguarding
- know what to do if concerns are raised and the responsibilities to raise alerts
This course is designed to give Managers/Seniors an understanding of the requirements of the Care Act, with reference to the Care and Support Statutory Guidance Notes (as amended in March 2016) and of their responsibilities.
The day is designed to be highly practical, offering Managers/Seniors an opportunity to reflect upon what is working well within their services and what they can do to make further improvements. Through this process the course aims to improve knowledge and confidence.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
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