Introduction to Adult Safeguarding

With a focus on the role of Coram Voice advocacy, by the end of the session, learners will be able to:

  • Define what safeguarding duties exist for adults under the Care Act and the Care and Support statutory guidance.
  • Be able to list the different types of abuse and describe indicators of these
  • Describe key aspects of the legal framework with regard to safeguarding including in relation to data protection and information sharing, and the Mental Capacity Act
  • Have an awareness of wider aspects of adult safeguarding including self-harm, and ‘non – statutory enquiries’.
  • Outline staff responsibilities and obligations as set out within Coram Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Explain how to raise a concern and the consequences of not reporting / recording incidents and concerns
  • Describe the roles of other key organisations in particular the Local Authority / Police
  • Identify similarities, overlaps and differences between child and adult safeguarding
  • Have an awareness of lessons learned from serious case / safeguarding adults reviews

Important notes:

  •  To ensure you are able to participate fully in the session, we ask that you are able to commit to one hour for completing pre reading/activities prior to the session. Please do not sign up if you are unable to set this time aside during the few days prior to the workshop. Reading and resources will be sent out in advance and you will be asked to bring this along to the event.
  • Participants must attend the whole training.
  • Joining instructions will be distributed once places are confirmed.
  • Spaces are limited, so please book onto this training as soon as possible. If a space is reserved for you and then you are unable to attend for any reason, please let us know so that we can assign your space to someone else.


Helen Holly

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