Safeguarding adults training

The aim of the Derby Safeguarding Adults Board Learning and Development Prospectus is to provide the building blocks of knowledge which equip and underpin the working practices of all those involved in safeguarding an Adult at Risk across a multi-agency spectrum.

Safeguarding is everyone's business and by studying together we can make a positive impact on the lives of Adults at Risk. All staff groups involved in safeguarding must be able to recognise abuse and neglect and know how to make effective referrals. 

Derby Safeguarding Adults Board are in the process of implementing a framework in which agencies can work with their staff to evidence that they are competent in Safeguarding Adults, following work that was initially completed by Bournemouth University.

In the process of implementing the Competence Framework we have looked to highlight how all the training courses link in with the Framework. The Framework is based on the idea that certain staff groups need different levels of competence in Safeguarding Adults. Over time each agency will be identifying which staff fit into which group but in the meantime we have highlighted the responsibilities of different staff groups which should enable you to see which training would be of most benefit to your role.

With the move to a Competency Framework, training courses are very much the beginning of becoming competent and the key area is now how you take the learning, implement this in practice and then evidence how this has enabled you to become competent in Safeguarding Adults at Risk.

Staff Group A

Members of this group have a responsibility to contribute to Safeguarding adults, but do not have specific organisational responsibility or statutory authority to intervene.

Staff Group B

This group have considerable professional and organisational responsibility for Safeguarding adults.

They have to be able to act on concerns and contribute appropriately to local and national policies, legislation and procedures.

 

Including but not limited to:

  • Day service staff, Domestic ancillary staff, Police officers, Personal assistants
  • All support staff in health and social care settings

Including but not limited to:

  • Social workers, Nurses
  • Frontline managers, Care manager
  • Head of nursing
  • Health and social care provider service 

Examples of courses:

  • Safeguarding adults module 1
  • Mental Capacity Act module 1

Examples of courses:

  • Safeguarding adults module 2
  • Mental Capacity Act module 2

Staff Group C

This group is responsible for ensuring the management and delivery of Safeguarding Adult services are effective and efficient.

Staff Group D

This group is responsible in ensuring their organisation is, at all levels, fully committed to Safeguarding Adults and have in place appropriate systems and resources to support this work in an intra and inter agency context.

 

Including but not limited to:

  • Operational managers
  • Heads of assessment and Care managers
  • Service managers

 Including but not limited to:

  • Heads of support services
  • Heads of directly provided services
  • Heads of assessment and care management services

Examples of courses:

  • Safeguarding investigation
  • Case conference

Examples of courses:

  • Safeguarding investigation
  • Case conference

You can find more detailed information by downloading a copy of the Safeguarding Adults Course Prospectus.

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Contact details

Email:
Post address:
Adults, Health and Housing
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 642961
Minicom: 01332 640666
Fax: 01332 643299
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS