In England in 2016-2017 there were 109,145 individuals who were the subject of a safeguarding enquiry under section 42 of the care act 2014. 60 percent were female, 63 percent were aged 65 or over. In the same period 345,605 concerns of abuse were raised.
The most common type of risk in section 42 enquiries were neglect and acts of omission. The most common location of risk in section 42 enquiries was the home of the adult at risk. The introduction of the care act 2014 set out a clear framework of how adults at risk should be protected from abuse and neglect. It gave local authorities new legal duties in the safeguarding process. The key responsibilities now lie with the local authorities in partnership with the police and the NHS.
This means that the local authority has a legal duty to follow up any concerns about actual or suspected abuse or neglect. This shift also embraces the culture of the person led approach which aims to achieve better outcomes for the individual.
This course aims to provide the learner with a greater insight into what happens after a safeguarding alert has been raised and the roles and responsibilities of all those involved. It also looks at some of the steps organisations can take, to protect themselves from the potential of allegations of neglect or acts of omission.
- Understand the relevant legislation that underpins safeguarding activities
- Be aware of the safeguarding process
- Know how to respond to safeguarding alerts and referrals
- Effectively respond to neglect and abuse of individuals at risk
- Be aware of how to achieve good prevention outcomes
- Regulatory guidance and legislation
- What is safeguarding, the key principles
- Mental capacity act and safeguarding
- Safeguarding framework
- Roles and responsibilities in safeguarding
- Safeguarding adults boards
- Investigation process
- Information sharing and Data Protection
- Management of serious incidents
- Preventing safeguarding issues