Course Profile

Course Profile: Safeguarding for Managers (1 Day)
This course aims to provide a refresher for Managers regarding the key elements of policy, law and best practice and then to develop their understanding of how to support staff who have concerns regarding actual/potential safeguarding issues including what and how to report/alert.

The Care Act 2014 puts adult safeguarding on a legal footing and updates the scope of adult safeguarding. This course focuses on the safeguarding adult duties for managers in the context of this important piece of legislation and looks at what it means for those in receipt of care/support, for organisations and for their staff.

It is designed to be a practical and engaging day with the emphasis on sharing ideas and experience.
The course provides some knowledge for
Care Certificate: Standards 1, 5, 10
QCF: HSCM1, M3, P1, 01

The course is designed for all Managers involved in supporting adults at risk.
The course will help organisations deliver CQC Fundamental Standards.
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:
  • What is adult safeguarding and aims of adult safeguarding ; Six key principles underpinning all adult safeguarding work
  • What is meant by making safeguarding personal
  • What is abuse and neglect and the different forms of abuse and neglect
  • Sign and symptoms of the different forms of abuse and neglect; patterns of abuse
  • Who may abuse and neglect adults and the Managers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention of abuse and neglect
  • Managers’ responsibilities in relation to reporting and responding to abuse and neglect
  • Responding appropriately to a direct disclosure
  • Main relevant statutes including Mental Capacity Act 2005 and DoLS, the Equality Act 2010 and The Care Act 2014
  • What constitutes an enquiry and when an enquiry might be required
  • The main functions of a Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)
  • When an individual might require advocacy and the different forms this can take
  • The duty for all managers to co-operate with each of its relevant partners
  • The need to provide appropriate support for staff (including admin staff) who may be exposed to difficult issues
Training methods utilised take account of the sensitive nature of the subject and combine to create a ‘safe’ learning environment. Methods include Tutor Presentations, PowerPoint, Handouts, Small and Larger Group Work, Quiz, Practice Studies, Role Play and Scenarios.