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Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding Adults

Mental Capacity Act

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All health care staff who come in to contact with children and people have a legal responsibility to safeguard and promote their welfare and should know what to do if they have concerns about safeguarding issues, including child protection. The Care Certificate’s Safeguarding Children Standard is aimed at those working in adult health and social care who may in the course of their role come into contact with children.

This module sets out how to recognise potential indicators of child maltreatment including physical, emotional and sexual abuse as well as neglect Understand the potential impact of a parent or carers physical or mental health on the wellbeing and development of a child or young person Knowledge of relevant information (children’s act 1989 & 2004, sexual offences act 2003) Take appropriate action if they have concerns including appropriately reporting concerns and seeking advice Know the importance of sharing information Know the risks of associated with internet and online social networking Know what the term ‘looked after child’ means
This excellent resource provides fully up to date guidance on how to safeguard the welfare of older people within care homes. This module explains what abuse is and how to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse. It will help bring the realities of adult abuse to life, teaching care workers why abuse should never be ignored.

With updated supporting materials edited in 2013 - This training includes a new section on the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) due to organisational changes in December 2012.

Subjects covered include:

Role of the Carer in Maintaining a Culture which Safeguards the Individual • Legislation and Policy that Safeguards the Vulnerable Person • Concept and Definition of Abuse, Categories & Prevalence • Signs and Symptoms of Abuse • Responding to Abuse • Conclusions
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 affects everybody who works in care. This module will give care workers the understanding of what the Mental Capacity Act is and more importantly, how they can apply it to their everyday working practices. This is an essential addition to your training library.

Subjects covered Include:

Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act • How does the Mental Capacity Act affect our day to day work • The 5 Mental Capacity Act principles • Principle 1 - Presuming Capacity • Principle 2 - Supporting people to make their own choices • Principle 3 - An unwise decision is still a decision • Principle 4 - How do we act in someone´s best interest • Principle 5 - Choosing the least restrictive option • Making capacity Assessments • Putting it all together • The broader legal context • Conclusion
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