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Aims and Learning Outcomes:

Making safeguarding personal requires asking the adult concerned what they want to have happen, and how.  To do this you need to be confident engaging the adult in this conversation and know how to respond when you think they may lack capacity to decide for themselves. This course aims to improve understanding of the MCA (2005) and how it applies to raising Safeguarding concerns and carrying out safeguarding enquiries.

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how the 5 principles of the MCA should be considered in the context of Making Safeguarding Personal
  • Discuss what to do when someone does not have capacity to consent to a Safeguarding concern being raised
  • Explain how to identify and respond when there is a concern about an adult’s capacity to make a decision in relation to a Section 42 enquiry
  • Describe the role of an IMCA in relation to section 42 enquiries
  • Explain how the best interest process applies to a Safeguarding enquiry

Target Audience

This training is for 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). Agencies are encouraged to attend from both the voluntary and statutory sectors and may include roles such as; police officers, police community safety officers, health care staff, social care staff, care providers, community workers, and district council workers.

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