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Safeguarding Adults and the Law
November 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Who should attend
Adult Social Care team managers & advanced practitioners, managers in Health, Police, Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service & the voluntary sector who would benefit from a fuller understanding of the legal framework behind safeguarding adults
Overview of the course
This one day legal update is about helping practitioners & managers integrate the law on safeguarding to mainstream practice, enabling them to take decisions & ensure optimal outcomes for service users. It recognises the need for joint working of various agencies whilst understanding & adhering to the relevant legal rules. The course is fully participative & interactive, relating the law to everyday practice, examples & case studies.
At the end of the course, participants should have a practical & pragmatic grasp of:
- Enquiries: safeguarding under the Care Act 2014, in particular enquiries under section 42 of the Act. Based on the Act itself, statutory guidance, legal case law & local ombudsman investigations
- Wider legal framework: including the Mental Capacity Act, Human Rights Act, regulatory legislation (CQC etc) & a range of criminal law, including wilful neglect & ill treatment
- Protection generally: duties to protect adults from abuse or neglect under the Care Act – including making safeguarding personal policy, proportionality & empowerment
- Assessment & safeguarding: Care Act assessment/safeguarding, including refusal of assessment (non-engagement)
- Co-operation: duties of co-operation under the Care Act between statutory partners & importance to safeguarding
- Safeguarding: question of informal carers & (separately) of the NHS
- SARS: distinction between enquiries & safeguarding adults reviews
- Information sharing: striking a balance