This update is for staff who have attended the safeguarding adults basic awareness training in the last 3 years and need a refresher.
The course is a reminder of the main principles of adult safeguarding in line with the Care Act and the Making Safeguarding Personal approach. It explores practice issues regarding abuse or neglect to service users, including the responsibilities of staff in preventing and reporting this. This course is aimed at frontline staff who support adults.
• describe what safeguarding is and what its primary aims are
• describe and explain the six safeguarding principles and what making safeguarding personal means
• identify different types of abuse and neglect and recognise the signs and symptoms
• explain your role and responsibilities in safeguarding adults and what it means in your workplace
• identify ways of promoting people’s wellbeing and preventing abuse and neglect
It is advised that update training is completed every 3 years unless you are able to evidence competency using the capability framework for Brighton & Hove which describes the roles and expectations of provider staff.The Safeguarding Adults Board asks all staff who work with adults who may be in need of safeguarding to consider the framework, and take it forward in their area of service.
There is also a Safeguarding Adults Basic Awareness e-learning course that can be taken as an alternative to the face to face basic awareness or update training.