Safeguarding Adults Investigations

Course Outline

In a relaxed and informal atmosphere, the role and responsibilities of all participants in a Safeguarding Adults investigation will be examined. Investigators are likely to be both responsible persons and/or safeguarding managers and this one day programme considers the processes for undertaking the effective collation of data/material to establish what has happened, and the evidence base for this

This will be achieved by using a ‘paper-feed’ case study:

– a group work exercise which begins with participants assessing an alert to establish whether abuse can be ruled out.

– the collation of factual material ? without investigating

– planning a strategy discussion and thereafter planning an investigation.

– conducting the investigation ? establishing who is best to gather information; the skills necessary; the role of other organisations who may have more power than you to gain access to information and the potential dangers and pitfalls with regard to contaminating evidence.

– interviewing people: a consideration of the challenges faced when conducting investigative interviews

– concluding the investigating; evaluating the data, and feeding back

Who is the course aimed at?

All Staff in Social Care

How long is the course?

1 day

What will you learn?

– By the end of the session, participants will have gained skills and insight into the need to plan and prepare investigations in order to achieve good outcomes.


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