7056: Adult Safeguarding Basic Awareness - T20

For all external front line staff who have contact with adults with care and support needs - Domiciliary, Residential, Day Opportunities across all service area who are likely to observe behaviours that may indicate abuse or receive disclosures of abuse from adults with care and support needs, carers or others. The alphanumerical code at the end of the course title is for WCC admin purposes only.
To ensure all adults at risk of abuse are safeguarded from the experience of being abused if possible, and that were we have been unable to prevent it we, as individuals, respond appropriately to any concerns.
Competencies 1 to 5

• Explain what safeguarding is and your role in adult safeguarding work
• Discuss the way the Adult Safeguarding team will co-ordinate activity
• Describe the 6 principles of safeguarding adults (empowerment, protection, prevention, proportionality, partnership and accountability)
• Describe confidentiality, the importance of accurate record keeping and the justification for sharing information when working with adults with care and support needs and carers.
• Outline the different forms of abuse and how to recognise the indicators/signs of abuse
• List the factors that might increase the risk of abuse for the person with care and support needs and the carer.
• Briefly describe the procedures for reporting a safeguarding concern using your employers Adult Safeguarding policy and procedures
• Explain the meaning of adult with care and support needs and the requirements of S42 of the Care Act 2014
• Outline the key elements of the Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
• Highlight the importance of the Human Rights Act

Course Eligibility
No prior knowledge is required to attend this course. However, learners can make themselves familiar with Worcestershire County Council's Adult Safeguarding by visiting:
Your life Your Choice https://ylyc.worcestershire.gov.uk/information-and-advice/adult-safeguarding

Most front line worker will only need this level and regular updates or refreshers. However, for Team Leaders and Senior workers who are responsible for reporting safeguarding concerns and participating in enquiries they should progress to:

Adult Safeguarding - Recognising, Responding, Enquiring and Reporting – competency levels 6 to 16

No future sessions