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Safeguarding Adults at Risk Training: What We Offer

The world of safeguarding is changing. ACT’s Safeguarding Adult training programmes are an up to date and adaptable set of courses that will help your teams feel confident of their roles and responsibilities in protecting Adults at Risk. Our trainers will help your colleagues explore best practice, develop safeguarding knowledge and find solutions to bespoke issues. ACT’s training is suitable for Health and Social Care professionals, residential and support staff, police and housing.

ACT’s training is built around these four key principles:

Value Base: Our training explores the cultural aspects that inform perceptions of ‘adults at risk’. Our training looks at how these factors impact of effective safeguarding exploring Making Safeguarding Personal, informed choice, multi-agency work, peer interaction and views of self.

Good Practice: this is based on the ability to make effective relationships with ‘adults at risk’, carers and professionals. Your team will explore the meaning of this for the individual with a particular emphasis on empowerment, participation and best practice.

Reflective Case Studies: Case studies and examples are designed specifically to meet the needs of your team and roles within safeguarding, supporting delegates to reflect on their practice.

Law and Policy: ACT uses national and local legislation including the Care Act (2014) and Making Safeguarding Personal. Also underpinning our work is the Equalities Act(2010), Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2009) and Mental Capacity Act (2005).
All our work is informed by the Rights Approach and United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Equalities Act 2010.

 

Book a course or find out more


To book a course or find out more about the courses we offer, get in touch today.

Call us: 0115 951 5400

Or email us: ann-craft-trust@nottingham.ac.uk

 

The courses listed below are outlines. You can request aspects of individual courses to create a one-off training event, or, schedule a training series to increase knowledge and develop skills within your team.

safeguarding-forced-marriageSafeguarding Adults at Risk Programmes

Safeguarding Adults at Risk
Introduction to the Care Act
Implementing the Mental Capacity Act 2005
The Care Act and New Safeguarding Challenges
Making Safeguarding Enquiries
Minute Taking for Safeguarding
Safeguarding Adults in Sport
Is this Abuse or Just Poor Practice?
Running Sexuality and Personal Relationships Education Programmes
safeguarding-reflectiveFinancial Abuse of People with Learning Disabilities
Forced Marriage of People with Learning Disabilities
Supporting Parents with Learning Disabilities
Supporting the Victim
Understanding Sexuality and Personal Relationships
Training the Trainer: Sexuality and Personal Relationships
Training the Trainer: Managing Safeguarding
Training the Trainer: Level 1 Safeguarding Adults at Risk

Contact us...
You can request aspects of individual courses to create one-off training events or schedule a training series to increase knowledge and develop skills within your team.
For more information about our Safeguarding Adults programmes or how ACT can support your organisation please contact our CEO Deborah Kitson
at deborah.kitson@nottingham.ac.uk.

Safeguarding Adults at Risk
This course will identify incidents and disclosures that meet safeguarding adults criteria, including risk assessing and referring as appropriate. It will explore roles and responsibilities in the multi-agency safeguarding adults process and consider the importance of recording and documenting all information and the legislative framework including the Care Act and Making Safeguarding Personal.

Making Safeguarding Enquiries
This course will identify roles and responsibilities of agencies involved in the investigative process with a focus on the Local Authority.  It will develop confidence to carry out investigative/assessment activities, including identifying and managing risk factors, in contributing to strategy meetings, conferences and protection planning. It will consistently apply safeguarding adults criteria with reference to the relevant legislative framework including MCA/DoLS, Care Act and Making Safeguarding Personal.

Implementing the Mental Capacity Act 2005
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) has far reaching implications for everyone who works with young people and adults at risk. The MCA provides a statutory framework for both empowering and protecting individuals who may be unable to make their own decisions but this framework will only be effective if professionals are aware of, and understand, its relevance to their own particular area of practice.

With this in mind ACT are delivering the MCA training to meet your needs.
This can be delivered in the following way:

Course one: A full day introduction for front line workers
Course two: A full day for team leaders and senior managers

This courses are designed to support delegates to develop confidence and competence in using the MCA, Care Act and associated case law to safeguard adults from abuse and neglect relevant to their roles.

The Care Act and New Safeguarding Challenges - Implications for Practice
This course aims to cover the newest safeguarding challenges. The course will identify new challenges in safeguarding and work with you to consider how you are implementing them. The course will cover new challenges such as:
The Care Act
Implementing 'Making Safeguarding Personal'
Self neglect and well being
Embedding MCA in practice
The prevent agenda
Duty of candour

We will work with you to identify the knowledge and skills you already have and what may be required to ensure best practice in line with the new challenges. We will consider how the people you support are included and formulate an action plan for your future working.

Minute Taking for Safeguarding
This course will enable participants to take minutes in a way that is required to support the adult safeguarding (protection) process. It will explore some of the factors that contribute to effective case conference meetings including administrative arrangements and coping strategies and sources of support. It will consider listening and concentration skills and put adult minutes into context by considering who adults at risk are and the purpose of the safeguarding adults meeting.

Is this Abuse or Just Poor Practice?
This course explores the fine line between abuse and poor practice and examines what we have learned from recent safeguarding inquiries. It considers when formal safeguarding procedures should be implemented with reference to local thresholds, the Care Act and Making Safeguarding Personal.

Running Sexuality and Personal Relationships Education Programmes
This course will encourage participants to look at personal beliefs and attitudes, to discuss how they feel about different situations and to identify different types of relationships. Delegates will explore how to recognise appropriate and inappropriate behaviour and responses to situations and to understand the law. The programme also considers how and where to access appropriate support.

Financial Abuse of People with Learning Disabilities
This course will define and explore the scope of financial abuse and look at the particular vulnerabilities of people with learning disabilities to financial abuse.  Delegates will develop an understanding of policy and the law in relation to financial abuse and crime and the signs and symptoms associated with financial abuse.

Forced Marriage of People with Learning Disabilities
This course will provide an overview of forced marriage relating to adults with learning disabilities with a general overview of the law and legislation relating to forced marriage and consideration of the possible signs and signals of an impending forced marriage.  Particpants will consider the vulnerabilities of people with learning disabilities in relation to forced marriage and the motivators and consequences. Domestic violence and its impact on women with learning disabilities will be looked at including who to contact in the event of a concern.

Supporting Parents with Learning Disabilities
The one day course will look at the role of a parent, the role and responsibilities of those working with and supporting  parents with learning disabilities, when to raise concerns and how to cope with attachment issues. Delegates will cover all areas of support needs of parents with learning disabilities, including their emotional and practical needs. Staff will also be supported to consider issues of confidentiality and duty of care.

Supporting the Victim
Men and women with learning disabilities who are victims of abuse have the same needs as the rest of us in relation to the support that they require.  This course will explore the needs of the victim post-abuse and the aims of critical debriefing. Support and preparation to victims with learning disabilities will be explored and the phases of stress debriefing will be considered.

Role of the Appropriate Adult and the Intermediary
This one day course looks at how the police can recognise an adult at risk and respond effectively to their specific needs. The course will include looking at a definition of an adult at risk, how to recognise vulnerabilities and information about learning disabilities and mental health needs. Delegates will consider the relevant legislative framework and appropriate communication and interviewing skills.

Understanding Sexuality and Personal Relationships
This course will explore attitudes to sexuality and personal relationships and ensure staff have a consistent approach to promoting the rights of those they support to be sexual beings. Together we will explore appropriate and inappropriate care practices, the importance of establishing positive approaches when dealing with sensitive issues and to be familiar with organisational policy and procedure

Training the Trainer
Our Training the Trainer courses are delivered over two to four days and focus on learning styles, developing resources and communication. By the end of the programme delegates will have a wider understanding of safeguarding, relevant theory, legislation and develop their training style through workshops, presenting exercises to the group and exploring future possibilities and content for in-house training.

Training the trainer courses are also available for the following:
Sexuality and Personal Relationships
Managing Safeguarding
Level 1 Safeguarding Adults at Risk

For enquires about Safeguarding Adults in Sport please email Nicola Dean (ACT Safeguarding in Sport Manager) at n.dean@nottingham.ac.uk.

 

Book a course or find out more


To book a course or find out more about the courses we offer, get in touch today.

Call us: 0115 951 5400

Or email us: ann-craft-trust@nottingham.ac.uk

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