Safeguarding Adults - Awareness and Responsibilities

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Grangeway Community Centre

Grangeway

Runcorn

WA7 5HA

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This course is part of the Halton Safeguarding Adults Board (HSAB) multi-agency training offer.

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Aims:

A range of people may be involved in supporting adults with additional needs to live their day-to-day lives. This session will provide staff, volunteers and carers (paid or unpaid) with the knowledge and understanding of adult safeguarding requirements and enable them to recognise their own responsibilities within this process.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business and this course looks at how and why safeguarding adults is important, what constitutes abuse and harm and when and how to raise an alert.

It is aimed at ensuring participants can respond to concerns effectively and take appropriate action where there is an identified risk of harm.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session attendees to this training will be able to:

• Define what safeguarding adults means and what constitutes an ‘adult at risk’

• Understand the context of safeguarding adults – national policy, guidance and legislation

• Identify types and categories of abuse

• Recognise the signs, symptoms and indicators of abuse/ potential abuse

• Consider the difference between a care concern and a safeguarding alert

• Recognise relevant roles and responsibilities in the safeguarding process and appropriate responses to an alert

• Becomes familiar with the policy and practice in Halton (as specified by the Halton Safeguarding Adults Board and it’s wider partnerships)

• Ensure adults are at the centre of any safeguarding enquiries

• Acknowledge the features of safe practice and the procedures

Topics Covered

• Safeguarding and the Care Act 2014

• The six statutory principles of safeguarding adults

• An awareness of Whistleblowing

• The concepts of Making Safeguarding Personal and Making Every Adult Matter

• Recording, reporting and information sharing

Target Audience:

This course is aimed primarily at those working in social care, health and support roles within Halton for those with additional needs which arise as part of a disability, impairment or illness.

Delivery method and details:

This is a half-day learning session which involves group discussion, participatory exercises and interactive activity.

It is expected that the knowledge and skills gained will be taken away and embedded into practice. The learner’s organisation will be accountable for measuring competence following training.

There is no preparatory learning associated with this course however participants may wish to undertake the Safeguarding Adult Awareness e-learning module for background knowledge or as an alternative learning option. Details of how to access and easy set-up instructions can be found on HSAB website: http://adult.haltonsafeguarding.co.uk/professionals/

Learners are expected to refresh their knowledge and understanding of adults safeguarding at least every three years.

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