This full-day course, which can be adapted to a half day course, is designed for care workers to help build their understanding of their safeguarding duties and responsibilities by increasing knowledge of how to apply the key principles of safeguarding.
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Who is this course for?
This course is for any frontline care worker who has the responsibility to deliver care to adults at risk on a day-to-day basis.
This could include:
- Support workers
- Care assistants
- Health care workers
Aims of Safeguarding Adults at Risk for Care Workers
- To gain an understanding of the categories of abuse and neglect.
- Know how to recognise and respond to allegations and disclosures of abuse.
- To explore your role, duties and responsibility to individuals you support.
- To be aware of the key safeguarding principles of the Care Act and how this will inform practice.
- To be aware of working together and information sharing.
- Explore the mental capacity act and safeguarding.
Safeguarding Adults at Risk for Care Workers will explore the following areas:
- Duties and responsibilities
Participants will gain an understanding of their safeguarding duties and responsibilities by increasing their knowledge in this area.
- Applying the Care Act to practice
Participants will be able to gain and understanding of the Care Act responsibilities and how these affect practice.
- Recognising and reporting of abuse and neglect
The course will aim to promote confidence in recognising abuse and neglect, raising an alert, recognising poor practice and whistleblowing.
- Choices and decisions
Case studies will be used to explore safeguarding and the Mental Capacity Act will be introduced considering the relevance to safeguarding and upholding individual’s rights to make choices and decisions.