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Safeguarding Adults – Level 1

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Course Name: Safeguarding Adults – Level 1
Course Code: Safeguarding_Adults_-_Level_1
Course duration: 150 minutes
Course introduction: The course will give you the skills and knowledge required to identify and respond to concerns, disclosures and allegations of abuse and substandard practice.

The course will also enable you to learn about prevention and proportionate interventions, and the dangers of risk adverse practice and the importance of upholding human rights.

This course complies with Level 1 Social Care and Levels 1 & 2 Healthcare.

Course objectives: This course will enable you to:

  • Understand what is meant by adult safeguarding
  • Learn the aims and principles of adult safeguarding
  • Learn about ‘person-centred’ and ‘outcomes-focused’ safeguarding practice
  • Know what is meant by abuse and who is at risk
  • Know why a person might abuse another
  • Learn when abuse is more likely to happen
  • Know the different types of abuse and neglect
  • Understand the importance of balancing safeguarding with empowerment
  • Learn what you should do if you suspect abuse or neglect
  • Know how to respond to a disclosure
  • Learn what to do in an emergency
  • Understand the importance of good record keeping
  • Understand the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and ‘Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards’

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