Safeguarding Adults Awareness Course - open to all PCC Staff (Virtual Online)

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Course Tutors
Christina West
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Target Audience
Apprentices / Care Sector / NHS / CCG / Residential staff / Social Workers - Children / Social Workers - Adults / Volunteers
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Course Types
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Group 1 Statutory & Mandatory Training / Training for CCG Staff / SCAT-PP / Training for PCC Staff / Comensura / External Services / Gosport Borough Council / Internal Temp Agency / PCC Placements / SDAS Staff / Shared Lives / Solent NHS / Student Social Workers / Volunteers
Adult Social Care / Safeguarding Adults
Course description

Safeguarding Adults - Awareness delivered by St Thomas Training

Please add the date into your calendar.

A half day course to give participants an overall understanding and appreciation of what safeguarding adults is all about, and what responsibilities each participant has in safeguarding their service users

Who should attend?
Any PCC staff & partner organisations with face to face contact with adults


Training objectives

What can I expect?
The sessions are interactive. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, make comments and bring up their own issues. A lot of different methods including quizzes, case studies, video clips and small group work as well as direct teaching are used.

This course is a virtual course run via Zoom or Teams - joining instructions will be sent to via diary invite a week before the course date.

Please note, this course will have regular breaks for participants so please ensure you take yourself away from the screen. The course is aimed to be interactive.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course participants will:
• Be able to define the term “adult at risk” (formerly a “vulnerable adult”)
• Understand the importance of the Care Act Statutory Guidance for Safeguarding
• Be able to list and give examples of the ten main types abuse
• Understand the role of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS - formerly the CRB and ISA)
• Be able to explain how the Mental Capacity Act 2005 links to Safeguarding Adults
• Know where to find the policies and procedures that are relevant to their own workplaces in relation to Safeguarding
• Be able to list the various alternative terms that are sometimes used for Safeguarding (eg POVA, Adult Protection etc.)
• Be confident in recognising some of the common symptoms which indicate that abuse might be occurring
• Be able to take actions in their own workplaces to reduce the risk of abuse occurring
• Be able to explain the difference between confidentiality, secrecy and collusion
• Understand the importance of recording: what, when and how
• Know how to respond if an adult at risk makes a disclosure of abuse, or if there is any suspicion that a vulnerable adult may be being abused
• Know what procedures to use, and when to call the emergency services
• Know how to support the alleged victim, as well as how to deal with the alleged abuser
• Understand the importance of the concept of “Making Safeguarding Personal”
• Understand the role of the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) for adults in Portsmouth

Additional Information

Please be aware that by making this booking and agreeing to the terms and conditions, you are confirming you have your managers authorisation to attend this training and are aware of the cancellation/non-attendance charges that apply.

Managers will receive notification of delegates none attendance, late cancellations or part attendance.

Start Date
Tuesday 5 October 2021
End Date
Tuesday 5 October 2021
Closing Date
Monday 4 October 2021
10:00 - 13:00
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