Course Profile

Course Profile: Allegations and Safer Caring
(1 Day)
Discussing safer caring and allegations in fostering and residential care can be an emotive topic, bringing up difficult experiences for some carers.  This training around safer-caring and allegations is focussed on achieving the best - and safest of standards - to keep everyone focussed on providing service-users with as strong a secure base as possible.

This training will look at safer caring from a sensible perspective of promoting service users to achieve as normal a life as possible, whilst at the same time making sure that carers are aware of professional boundaries that can lead to allegations. It also looks at the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and how complaints and allegations are handled.
The course provides some knowledge for
CYP 3/1, CYP 3/2, CYP3/6, CYP3/7, SCMP3, SHC32, YPO06, CYPOP7, SCMP1
The course is designed for Foster carers, supervising social workers, residential care workers and their managers

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • The need to balance risk with gains for child’s developmental experience
  • The importance of social work law
  • The importance of agency processes and procedures
  • Delegated authority
  • The relationship between safer caring and minimising risk of allegations
  • Why consistent care is important for children and young people.
  • A range of ideas about help and support for safer caring and allegations
  • The role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).
  • How to evaluate their own safer caring and allegation management practices
Training methods utilised include: Presentations, Games, Activity sheets, Feedback, Discussion, Tutor presentations, PowerPoint, Group work, DVD and Handouts