Safeguarding Adults under the Care Act 2014

Our Safeguarding Adults under the Care Act 2014 E-Learning course aims to help protect vulnerable adults from abuse, through increased awareness, recognition and knowledge of how to respond to suspicions of adult abuse.

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Safeguarding Adults under the Care Act 2014 E-Learning Aims

An Adult at Risk is anyone over the age of 18 who is receiving, or may be in need of, community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness and who is unable to take care or protect themselves against harm or exploitation.

Everyone should be committed to a policy of Zero Tolerance towards the abuse of adults at risk and Adult Safeguarding is working to protect adults with care and support needs who are experiencing, or may be at risk of, abuse or neglect.

The Care Act 2014 consolidates previous Health and Social Care legislation and guidance with the aim of providing a consistent approach to Adult Social Care. The Wellbeing of both the person needing support and their carer is at the centre of the Act. It focuses on the provision of person-centred care, preventative support and integrated services. The Act provides a statutory framework for safeguarding adults in England.

Safeguarding Adults under the Care Act 2014 E-Learning Objectives

Safeguarding Adults under the Care Act 2014 E-learning is designed to help Health and Social Care staff plus other Statutory, Private, Voluntary and Independent Sector Agencies understand:

  • What abuse is
  • How to recognise abuse
  • What to do if you suspect an adult from being abused
  • How to develop skills in listening to a victim
  • How to reduce the likelihood of abuse
  • The Referral/Alert process
  • The Multi-Agency response

This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Care Certificate Standard 10.

Everyone has the right to live their life free from abuse and neglect. Anyone who is aware of abuse has the responsibility to take action.

Safeguarding Adults under the Care Act 2014 E-Learning Course Content

The Safeguarding Adults under the Care Act 2014 e-learning course includes:

  • Introduction and aims of Safeguarding Adults under the Care Act 2014
  • Categories of Abuse
  • Recent Case Reviews and scenarios
  • Recognising abuse and what to do if you suspect abuse
  • Risk factors
  • The Care Act 2014
  • Safeguarding under the Care Act 2014
  • Other Legislation
  • How to develop skills in listening to a victim and recording abuse
  • The Multi-Agency approach
  • Social Care and Healthcare Case Studies
  • Final Quiz and further information
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