This full-day course will explore record keeping requirements within a social or health care setting working with adults at risk. The course will provide guidance on how to write accurate records as well as wider understanding of how they will be used and the potential impact of the records.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone in a social or health care setting who works with adults at risk and is required to document and keep accurate records.
This could include:
- Social work assistants
- Care workers
- Support workers
Aims of Record Keeping Skills for Staff Working with Adults
- Recognise how to write accurate records.
- Understand how recording focuses the work of Social Care staff & supports effective partnerships with service users, carers and other organisations.
- Ensure that there is a documented account of their involvement with individual service users, families, carers and other organisations.
- Understand how recording assists continuity when workers are unavailable or change.
- Recognise that recording provides an essential tool for managers to monitor work.
- Recognise that recording is a major source of evidence for investigations & enquiries.
- Recognise the impact of related legislation.
- Record accurately using appropriate methods and systems.
Safeguarding Recording Skills for Staff Working with Adults will explore the following areas:
- Use of records
This course will cover the many uses of records to identify the purpose and relevant information that is needed.
We will evaluate how the use of records can protect the people involved.
- Recording and the law
We will discuss the Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act to understand record keeping in context of the law.
The course will provide information on confidentiality requirements that need to be met by your organisation when record keeping.
- Multi-agency working
We will discuss the effect of accurate record keeping on multi-agency working and how they apply.