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Aims and Learning Outcomes:

This course will develop and build upon topics presented in the Introduction to Safeguarding Adults training, to look in greater detail at multi-agency responsibilities when it comes to recognising and responding to possible cases of adult abuse. The aim is to improve participants’ confidence in recognising potential abuse, promoting safeguarding and the prevention of adult abuse within their organisations.

The course will provide delegates with an opportunity to work through some complex adult abuse scenarios in a multi-agency environment, to help improve partnership working between organisations and support the understanding of roles and responsibilities for safeguarding adults at risk.

At the end of this course, participants will:

  • Have a better understanding of the multi-agency dimensions of safeguarding adults including their own and other agencies roles and responsibilities.
  • Know how to respond when someone identifies potential indicators of adult abuse
  • Be able to discuss how they will support staff and/or volunteers to understand the role they play in preventing abuse of adults with care and support needs
  • Identify the partners from other agencies who may need to be involved in safeguarding and describe their safeguarding responsibilities
  • Have an increased awareness of methods for overcoming obstacles that may arise with a multi-agency approach to safeguarding

Target Audience

This training builds on content from the introduction to adult safeguarding training and is open to voluntary and statutory personnel who have safeguarding adults at risk within their role or who may be supervising staff working with adults at risk (Groups 2, 3, 4 & 5). Agencies are encouraged to attend from both the voluntary and statutory sectors and may include roles such as; police, police community safety officers, health care staff, social care staff, care providers, community workers, and district council workers.

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