Course Profile

Course Profile: Working with Vulnerable Adults who are Perpetrators (1 Day)
Working with perpetrators of crime and abuse in usual circumstances is a very complex personal and professional challenge. The task increases in difficulty when the service user is a Vulnerable Adult. Particular awareness, expertise and sensitivity are required. This course is designed to increase the understanding of the issues involved and provide learners with ideas of how to safely support the service user in a positive way.
The course is informed by ‘No Secrets’, ‘Safeguarding Adults Framework (2005), ‘Independence, Choice and Risk’, Department of Health (2007), MCA and DoLS.
The course provides some underpinning knowledge for
CIS: 6
QCF: HSC024, 3045, 3020, 3058, P1, 032
The course is designed for workers in Health, Social Work and Social Care and allied disciplines at all levels and in all contexts.

The course will assist the organisation deliver CQC Outcome 7.
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

• Their professional responsibility:
     - Am I in the appropriate role?
     - Do I have the appropriate skills?
     - Is there any conflict of interest?
     - Do I have the knowledge and skills required?
     - Do I have the right support available?
• The personal issues:
     - Doing a psychological health check on ourselves
     - Prejudice and Judgment health-check
     - Consulting in Supervision
• How to prepare for the task:
     - Establishing a professional contract
     - Who else is involved?
     - Multidisciplinary input
     - Multi-agency input
     - Who will be doing what, when, where and how?
     - Securing appropriate Consultancy/Supervision
     - Constructing the umbrella support plan with clearly defined roles and responsibilities
• The process of drafting the support plan
     - Team consultation
     - Consultation and negotiation with the service user
     - Advocacy
     - Specialist input: Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Social Worker, Nurse- Therapist etc.
     - Assessment, Goal setting, Planning e.g. models to be adopted
• The need for Risk Assessment:
     - Risk to the service user
     - Risk to others
     - Issues regarding the ‘victim’
     - Balancing different interests
     - Is the current setting appropriate?
     - Is a more specialised environment more appropriate?
• How to implement the plan:
     - Recording
     - Liaison
     - Monitoring
     - Protection
     - Crisis management
     - Ongoing evaluation etc.
• How to evaluate the plan:
     - Who will be involved?
     - What information would be required?
     - Methods
     - How often?
     - Purpose
Training methods utilised include Icebreakers, Tutor presentations, OHP/PowerPoint, Chalk and talk,
Word shower group work, Small group work, Pairs/triads work, Handouts