Safeguarding adults at risk –
A basic awareness course in adult safeguarding

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Why choose this course?

  • adult safeguarding is integral to all adult health and care services
  • CQC and the Supporting People team will require staff to be trained and understand adult safeguarding or protection
  • staff can become used to institutionalised practices and not realise that they are abusing and neglecting users of their service who would be defined as adults at risk
  • staff can have accepted ‘strange’ behaviour from members of a person’s family, friends or community without realising that this is abuse or neglect
  • positive results~ staff evaluate their practice in line with No secrets, DoH 2000, standards are raised, users of the service received better treatment and staff are reassured that they are working with integrity, humanity and professionalism

Length of course: 1 day 9.30 – 4.30 Please note that in exceptional circumstances this course can be delivered in half a day but will not be as effective as the full day.

Expected outcomes ~ by the end of the course participants will be able to

  • understand the background to adult safeguarding
  • define adult abuse
  • know the difference between the old terminology and the new
  • recognise some signs and symptoms of abuse
  • identify high risk factors that predispose abuse
  • discuss why abuse is sometimes not reported
  • know what to do in the case of suspected abuse
  • be confident in the 4 stages in Adult Safeguarding: alerting, referring, investigating and monitoring
  • clear as to the service’s commitment to safeguarding adults at risk

Nature of training:

Maximum of 16 staff members in participative group work.
Exercises will range from lecture style input to discussion and small group work.

Hand outs will be provided to reinforce all theoretical input.
This course can be reinforced by a booklet and workbook and by the use of DVD.

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