Safeguarding for Lead Officers & Managers
Duration 1 day
This course has been designed for Managers who are taking a lead role in safeguarding within their teams or services. The course will help them identify their responsibilities when taking a lead role, both internally and externally working with both adults and young people. The course will consider the requirements of the Care Act 2014, which puts adult safeguarding on a legal footing and updates the scope of adult safeguarding, the Pan London Guidelines and Making Safeguarding Personal.
Additionally, it will consider the requirements of the London Safeguarding Children Board. It will consider how to make a report using factual information, enquiry skills and working together with statutory agencies and use of agreed procedures e.g. making referrals, use of safeguarding thresholds, attending decision making forums, Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements, Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference. 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.
By the end of this course delegates will have covered: The prevailing legislation, with particular emphasis on the Care Act Roles and responsibilities at each level of the organisation How to report concerns factually Ways to encourage and promote a safeguarding culture in their service What is working well within their teams and learning gaps
Methods of Delivery
Discussion, Presentation, Quiz, Case Study, Reflection
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Safeguarding Legislation and Guidelines
- Six key principles of safeguarding work
- Abuse and neglect under the Care Act
- Responding appropriately to a direct disclosure
- Factual reports of a safeguarding concern and enquiries
- Contributing to decision making forums including MAPPA and MARAC
Managers of Services and their Deputies/Seniors
Delegates should have attended introductory safeguarding training which provided a general overview of safeguarding vulnerable adults and children. Delegates should also have a good awareness of their organisation's safeguarding policies and procedures.
Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of this course.