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Safeguarding for Lead Enquiry Officers

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This three day on line course is aimed at all social work staff who carry out the role of a Lead Enquiry Officer (LEO) or who supervise staff carrying out this role. It will cover the principles that underpin safeguarding work with adults and the practice needed to undertake an enquiry. Throughout the course we will be focusing on Making Safeguarding Personal and working with individuals and their identified outcomes to ensure their safety.


Start Date
Tuesday 7 June 2022
End Date
Monday 13 June 2022
09:30 - 13:00
Learning outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:

·        Explain and apply the 6 principles that underpin safeguarding work and making safeguarding personal.

·        Apply the 3 key tests and understand and use the safeguarding decision-making tool.

·        Understand who our multi-agency partners are and the multi-agency forums that support safeguarding practice.

·        Understand the different pathways in caused enquiries and how to use these.

·        Understand the role of some of the legal remedies in safeguarding work and the role of the local authority legal team.

·        Feel confident in completing an enquiry summary incorporating risk assessment and identifying outcomes.

·        identify ongoing actions and understand when to use a safeguarding plan.

·        Reflect on and identify other areas of training and professional development related to safeguarding adults.
Additional information

This course is for qualified social work staff that are involved in carrying out safeguarding enquiries.

The first session on 7th June 9.30-1.00
The second session on 9th June 9.30-1.00
The third reflective practice session is on 13th June 9.30-1.00
All three sessions will be held on Microsoft Teams

Target Audience
Assessment Services (BHCC) / Managers / Senior Staff / Social Workers
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Course pre-requisites

You must have read the Sussex Safeguarding Adults Policy & Procedures prior to attending this course.


Microsoft Teams, online learning session
Event Trainers
Sophie Goude / Alison Laing
Pricing Bands
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