Promoting Person-Centred Services

Safeguarding Adults at Risk

This comprehensive one day programme will provide participants with an understanding of legal requirements and best working practice. The course will explore definitions of the term 'adult at risk' as defined by the Care Act (2014) and factors which may lead to increased vulnerability for some individuals.
'Self- confidence and feeling 'at home' are essential to the development of resilience' 
We will explain the various types of abuse which people may be subjected to. There will be the opportunity to reflect on personal experience and to explore personal values and beliefs and how they were arrived at. 
Through key texts, case studies, DVD illustrations, group exercises and reflection, we will identify causes for concern and develop an understanding of reporting procedures including some important do's and don'ts. 
To explore personal values and beliefs 
To enable participants to promote the safeguarding of all adults at risk of abuse. 
To establish a shared understanding of best working practice in working together to enable and support individuals receiving a service 
To understand local procedures for reporting abuse 
Learning Outcomes 
To empower individuals to recognise and manage their own safeguarding needs by providing the necessary support 
To identify types, causes, signs and signals of abuse. 
To define what we mean by 'adults at risk' 
To develop an understanding of relevant legislation and policy 
To be clear about how to report concerns 
To recognise the importance of a shared understanding of adult safeguarding procedures 
To raise awareness of support systems for victims and carers in order to counsel on to other specialist agencies 
To recognise the stresses involved in dealing with allegations of abuse and identify support systems 
Domestics, Aims, Learning Outcomes, Groundrules, Introductions 
The importance of 'confidence' 
A culture of empowerment 
Multi-disciplinary approach 
Who is an 'Adult at risk'? 
What makes people vulnerable? 
What is 'Abuse'? 
Identifying types of abuse 
Signs and signals of abuse 
Barriers to disclosure 
Card exercise – cause for concern? 
Mental Capacity Act 2005 
Case study-allegation of abuse 
Local policy and procedures 
DVD – Whose Secret? 
Who is it for? 
Social Care Staff, Health Care Staff and Organisations supporting Adults at Risk 
To discuss the benefits of the course further, costs, venue etc please contact: 
Tina Thordal – 07815 064710 or e-mail 
Bill Horrocks – 07929 035297 or e-mail 
What people say:  
''I have gained a better understanding of boundaries' 
'I will feel more empowered to stand up for providing person-centred care' 
'I have learned to listen, think and look at things from a different perspective' 
'I will know what to do if l have any concerns' 
'I have learned so much from today about how to act and what to remember when safeguarding adults'.