Section 42 Care Act


This course explores Section 42 Care Act 2014 and how it impacts not only on the vulnerable adult but also the authority, and those partner agencies working on behalf of the authority. The course explores a variety of cases of adults suffering and being subject to one or more of the 10 signs of abuse. The course asks the delegates to work as a group within the 6 principles and decide what would be the best possible solutions. What enquiries, help, support, guidance and other resources are available to achieve the best possible outcome for the adult. The course is very interactive and involves a lot of group work and sharing of good practices amongst the delegates. The course includes group work looking at videos into mental capacity and then decision making. The course also looks at Safeguarding Adult Reviews and lessons learnt, highlighting the importance of communication and corroboration amongst all involved.

Who is the Course Aimed at?

This course is aimed at all agencies working with vulnerable adults, and includes NGO’s, charities and volunteering arena within adult social care

How long is the Course?

1 day

Learning Outcomes

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

Understand what S42 Care Act 2014 means in relation to the law

Understand what S42 Care Act 2014 means in relation to the local authorities and the partner agencies and their responsibilities

Understand what S42 Care Act 2014 means in relation to the vulnerable adult and how the best possible outcomes can be achieved.

Be able to achieve the best multi-agency outcome for adults suffering from abuse

Explore other ways of helping vulnerable adults and obtaining their views on the S42 enquiry.


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