Safeguarding adults – an introduction course
CDP Standards Office accredited course ref no 60036/18.
- identifying risk and vulnerability to abuse and neglect
- the key safeguarding principles in the Care Act
- individuals’ and organisations’ safeguarding duties and responsibilities
- working together and information sharing
- the Mental Capacity Act and safeguarding
- safeguarding in practice – including, responding to concerns and record keeping.
We use a range of case studies and scenarios to help delegates to understand the practical application of good safeguarding practice.
- feel confident applying the six key principles of safeguarding
- gain a clear understanding of the new responsibilities under the Care Act and how these affect practice.
Who should attend?
This introductory level course is aimed at staff who work with adults with care and support needs, and who need to know the basics of safeguarding, legal responsibilities and good practice, including:
- frontline staff, team leaders and managers working for care and support providers
- personal assistants
- helpline staff
- healthcare staff and managers, including GPs, health visitors, nurses, pharmacists
- housing officers (see also SCIE’s Safeguarding and housing course).
It is not designed for experienced safeguarding leads or local authority staff with additional safeguarding responsibilities.
SCIE also provides inhouse training on a range of topics, delivered at an organisation’s own premises. These sessions are particularly valuable for larger organisations including local authorities, care providers, NHS trusts and housing associations who wish to train groups of staff. We can tailor courses to meet your organisation’s needs.