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Safeguarding Adults and the Law

October 9, 2019 @ 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



1 day


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.


Course Objectives

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



Michael Mandelstam


Application Process

Book your place here


Further dates

  • 13th November 2019







October 9, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm