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This 2 day course delves into the safety and governance aspects of organisational operations, focusing on the foundational elements of safeguarding for children and adults. It underscores the significance of integrating safeguarding as a fundamental aspect of operations and emphasises a person-centred approach for all individuals. The exploration extends to the statutory duties and responsibilities of the NHS as a public authority in public law and the importance on human and equality rights. The course delves into relevant legislation, including the Care Act 2014 and the Children Acts of 1989 & 2004, alongside other pertinent legal frameworks. Participants will be guided through best practices in record-keeping and decision-making processes, with an emphasis on creating defensible decisions. The course also investigates the repercussions of inadequate safeguarding and bad record-keeping practices on the outcomes for both children and adults. The course also looks at the role of the witness in the court system in relation to safeguarding children's and adults

Who is Safeguarding – Clinical Leadership aimed at?

All safeguarding leads with operational accountability for safeguarding children and adults and those who undertake strategic safeguarding roles

Course Length

2 days (virtual or face to face) (12 hours CPD)

Learning Outcomes

The cost of the open access course on the 18th and 19th November 2024 is £250 plus VAT per delegate.

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:- 

Understand and Explain Organisational and Individual Accountability for Safeguarding Children and Adults:

     - Define and articulate the concept of safeguarding in the context of both children and adults.

     - Identify and analyse the organisational structures and policies that establish accountability for safeguarding within health sectors.

     - Evaluate individual responsibilities in promoting and ensuring the safety of children and adults.

     - Understand the ethical considerations and moral obligations associated with safeguarding.

Demonstrate Enhanced Legal Literacy around Legal Frameworks to Support Safeguarding Strategy:

     - Develop a comprehensive understanding of key legal frameworks related to safeguarding, national laws.

     - Analyse how legal frameworks impact and guide the development and implementation of safeguarding strategies.

     - Demonstrate the ability to interpret and apply relevant legal provisions in real-world safeguarding scenarios.

     - Explore the legal implications for failure to comply with safeguarding and its associated legislation.

Examine the Importance of Effective Multi-Agency Working and Relevant Duties and Responsibilities as per Legislation:

     - Understand the significance of collaboration among multiple agencies in safeguarding efforts.

     - Identify and analyse the duties and responsibilities of different agencies involved in safeguarding, as outlined in legislation.

     - Evaluate challenges and benefits associated with multi-agency working in safeguarding.

     - Propose strategies to enhance coordination and communication among various agencies.

Identify ‘Best Practice’ in Record Keeping and Decision Making in line with Professional Bodies and GDPR

     - Define and recognise best practices in record-keeping related to safeguarding.

     - Demonstrate the ability to make informed and ethical decisions in safeguarding situations.

     - Develop skills in documenting and maintaining accurate records in compliance with legal and organisational standards.

     - Explore the role of facilitating effective record-keeping practices.

Examine the Consequences of Inadequate Safeguarding for Children and Adults, Especially Around Poor Records, Record Keeping, and Reporting:

     - Analyse the potential consequences of inadequate safeguarding practices on the well-being of children and adults.

     - Evaluate the impact of poor record-keeping and reporting on legal and ethical responsibilities.

     - Understand the potential harm and long-term consequences for victims and survivors in cases of inadequate safeguarding.

     - Propose corrective measures to mitigate the adverse effects of inadequate safeguarding practices.

Explain the Role of the Witness in the Court System, Relevant to Safeguarding Children and Adults, including the Coroner’s Court:

     - Define the role and responsibilities of witnesses in the court system, with a specific focus on safeguarding cases.

     - Understand the procedures and requirements for giving testimony in the Coroner’s Court.

     - Analyse the challenges and ethical considerations associated with being a witness in safeguarding cases.

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