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SCC – Care Act Safeguarding Duties and Responsibilities

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Course Name: SCC – Care Act Safeguarding Duties and Responsibilities
Course Code: SCC_-_Care_Act_Safeguarding_Duties_and_Responsibilities
Course duration: 30 minutes
Course introduction: Adult safeguarding is the process of protecting adults with care and support needs from abuse or neglect. It is an important part of what many public services do, but the key responsibility is with local authorities in partnership with the police and the NHS. The Care Act 2014 puts adult safeguarding on a legal footing.
Course objectives: In this course you will learn about:

  • What is meant by adult safeguarding?; Who is primarily responsible for safeguarding?
  • What are the duties for local authority staff
  • Person-centred approach
  • Making Safeguarding Personal
  • The decision tree
  • Local Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs)
  • Information sharing
  • Preventing abuse and neglect
  • Implications for the Local Authority, NHS, Police, care providers and other agencies

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