Domestic Abuse: Safeguarding – Adults at Risk

Overview: The training gives professionals an understanding adult safeguarding and explains your safeguarding responsibilities, how to recognise signs of abuse and neglect, and how to report your concerns. It explores how social divisions affect a person who is subjected to abuse and the additional challenges and barriers that they face in reporting and being believed. It promotes good practice and equips professionals to be confident in supporting adults with care and support needs that are being subjected to abuse. This includes an overview of your specific responsibilities under the Care Act 2014, the Equality Act 2010, the Human Rights Act 1998, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and further legislation and the steps you can take to minimise the risk of abuse or neglect. It equips professionals with the process for reporting safeguarding concerns to the MASH including reviewing and completing the relevant safeguarding forms.

At the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Identify an adult at risk in need of safeguarding support.
  • Recognise legislation, including the Care Act and how it affects your safeguarding responsibilities.
  • Identify what abuse and neglect are, and how to identify these.
  • Know how to deal with a disclosure, support staff, and take notes to keep an accurate record of a disclosure.
  • Identify the roles of statutory bodies and when they need to be alerted, plus how they will act following a referral.
  • Recognise safer recruitment responsibilities, including how to deal with an allegation against a staff member, whistleblowing policies and staff training.

This training is suitable for anyone whose job role involves working with adults at risk.  It is suitable for workers of all levels, including managers, supervisors, staff, and volunteers. Examples of people who should take this training include NHS staff, Dental professionals, Carers (including in a residential home or domestic setting), Private healthcare workers, Education establishments (e.g., adult learning).

Duration: 3 hours

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