As a health or social care worker with individuals in your care, you need to understand your responsibilities of Safeguarding Adults in your care. This course equips you with all you need to know and the confidence to fulfil your role most effectively.
UK law has specific requirements that health and social care workers must meet regarding the Safeguarding of Adults. Throughout your career, you will need to exercise the correct Safeguarding behaviour whether you work in the private or the public sector.
You will learn about the purpose of Care Act 2014, DBS and types of abuse that may occur to those who you support and what may put them ‘at risk’ of harm and abuse. The course also covers what the law states regarding safeguarding and how to report suspected abuse or neglect.
For adults at risk in healthcare, a culture of safeguarding needs to be developed by all carers for them to thrive. Relationships based on trust can only develop when people feel safe and respected.
During the session, you'll cover:
Define the terms ‘safeguarding’ and ‘those at risk’
Discuss safeguarding in the news
Understand the criminal offence of ‘Ill treatment or wilful neglect’
Outline the role of disclosure and barring services
Define the Care Act 2014 and the 6 principles of Safeguarding
List the different types of abuse through definition, types and indicators
Discuss the key legislation and responsibilities when safeguarding children
Understand the term ‘whistleblowing’ following policy and who can help
Understand your ‘duty of candour
This full or half-day course comprises an engaging mix of activities with fellow learners (maximum fifteen delegates). You’ll be asked to complete a simple multiple-choice assessment after you take the course. You will receive a certificate once you have passed the assessment.