Safeguarding Adults (Level 1)
Work with adults at risk? Got responsibilities for adult safeguarding (as either a professional adviser or operational/strategic manger? This informative and wide-ranging course will help you identify risk, learn the importance of prevention, and determine appropriate intervention. (It complies with Level 1 Social Care and Levels 1 & 2 Healthcare.)
This course is intended for everyone who works with or has contact with adults at risk of abuse and / or neglect.
This includes the following groups of people who have a duty of care for adults:
- Those in regular or in intensive but irregular contact with adults at risk
- Those who work predominantly with adults at risk
- Those who have particular specialist adult safeguarding responsibilities
- Professional advisers and designated leads for adult safeguarding
- Operational managers of services for adult safeguarding
- Senior managers responsible for the strategic management of services for adult safeguarding
- Members of Local Safeguarding Adults Boards
This course is in five modules, allowing you to complete one section at a time. You will learn about safeguarding - its aims and key principles; what are abuse and neglect - their definitions, different types and how you should respond; and what is Mental Capacity - and the implications for supporting vulnerable adults.
You will automatically get a course certificate on course completion - with your name, the CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.
The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and refresher guides.
Once you've completed this course, you'll have a knowledge of:
- The legal duties to safeguard adults
- What is meant by adult safeguarding
- The importance of avoiding risk averse practice
- The aims of adult safeguarding and the six safeguarding principles
- 'Person-centred' and 'outcomes-focused' safeguarding practice
- What is meant by abuse and who is at risk
- Why a person might abuse another and when it is more likely to happen
- The patterns of abuse
- The different types of abuse and neglect and features of each
- The importance of balancing safeguarding with empowerment
- What you should do if you suspect abuse or neglect
- How to respond to a disclosure
- What to say to an adult at risk
- What to do in an emergency
- The importance of good record keeping
- What Mental Capacity means and the principles of the Mental Capacity Act
- The implications of the Mental Capacity Act when supporting a vulnerable adult at risk
- What is meant by 'Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards'