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When working with individuals with physical and/or mental health needs, safeguarding forms the foundation of all decisions and care plans. Our Safeguarding course is designed to enable participants to recognise the importance of safeguarding, national policies and local strategies governing safeguarding, and safeguarding risk assessments. In addition, participants will learn about “Duty of Candor” and “Whistleblowing”, and how these terms will impact them.

Learning Outcomes

  • To be able to define “safeguarding” and its importance within a care or support setting.
  • To acknowledge legislation, policies and guidelines surrounding safeguarding.
  • To identify what type of individual may require a higher level of safeguarding.
  • To recognise the risks and dangers that may arise as a result of negligence towards safeguarding needs.
  • To effectively conduct and record safeguarding risk assessments, including who needs to be involved in the assessment process and how risk assessments must be used.
  • To improve understanding of how safeguarding measures can be implemented into a supported individual’s care plan and physical and/or mental health needs.
  • To identify existing safeguarding policies and strategies within the participant’s current workplace.
  • To understand the terms “Duty of Candor” and “Whistleblowing” and how they affect the safeguarding process.
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