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The Care Act - Safeguarding Duties and Responsibilities

Overview

Adult safeguarding is the process of protecting adults with care and support needs from abuse or neglect. It is an important part of what many public services do, but the key responsibility is with local authorities in partnership with the police and the NHS. The Care Act 2014 puts adult safeguarding on a legal footing.

In this course you will learn:

  • What is meant by adult safeguarding?
  • Who is primarily responsible for safeguarding?
  • What are the duties for local authority staff
  • Person-centred approach
  • Making Safeguarding Personal
  • The decision tree
  • Local Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs)
  • Information sharing
  • Preventing abuse and neglect
  • Implications for the Local Authority, NHS, Police, care providers and other agencies

Audience

  • Adult social care as well as wider elements of local authorities such as children’s services, housing and public health
  • Health and other local authority partner organisations such as learning and education providers
  • Social care provider and support organisations in all sectors
  • Those involved in the governance of these organisations and people who work, care, support and volunteer in them
  • Professionals and practitioners

Content

Adults Social Care; Workforce; Health Sector; Private and Voluntary