Where can you get information and advice about your role in safeguarding?
∎ Social services: the adults’ services department of your local authority will be able to provide advice and support on safeguarding and protecting vulnerable individuals.
Where can I get information and advice about my role and responsibilities in preventing and protecting individuals from harm and abuse?
The adult safeguarding and child safeguarding and protection units/teams in local authorities coordinate the investigation of abuse and are also there to advise and support those who report a concern. This may include advising you to liaise with the police or Care Quality Commission’s contact person.
Where do you get information advice about protecting individuals from abuse?
call the Hourglass helpline on 0808 808 8141 for advice. if you believe a crime is being, or has been, committed – whether it’s physical abuse or financial – talk to the police or ask someone you trust to do so on your behalf.
What does safeguarding and duty of care mean?
What is safeguarding? Safeguarding means protecting your right to live in safety, free from abuse or neglect. Local authorities have duties under the law towards people who are experiencing abuse or neglect (or are at risk of either).
What is skills for safeguarding?
The ability to communicate with the children and young people in your care about their needs and well-being lays at the core of safeguarding. Therefore, safeguarding training has a serious focus on the different ways in which staff can talk to children and young people about abuse and neglect.
What are the 6 principles of safeguarding?
What are the six principles of safeguarding?
- Empowerment. People being supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and informed consent.
- Prevention. It is better to take action before harm occurs.
- Proportionality. The least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.
- Protection. …
- Partnership. …
How can you support individuals to stay safe from harm?
When safeguarding a vulnerable adult you:
Empower them by encouraging them to make their own decisions and provide informed consent. Prevent the risk of abuse or neglect, and stop it from occurring. Promote their well-being and take their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs into account.
What are the 5 abuses?
What are the ten different types of abuse?
- Physical abuse.
- Domestic violence or abuse.
- Sexual abuse.
- Psychological or emotional abuse.
- Financial or material abuse.
- Modern slavery.
- Discriminatory abuse.
- Organisational or institutional abuse.
Who is responsible for safeguard?
Everyone who works with children has a responsibility for keeping them safe. They must know how to report concerns about physical, emotional or sexual abuse; neglect; trafficking or exploitation so that those concerns can be addressed quickly and appropriately.
What are safeguarding aims?
The aims of safeguarding under the Care Act are both reactive and proactive as follows; To prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to adults with Care and Support needs; To stop abuse or neglect wherever possible; … To address what has caused the abuse or neglect.
What is whistleblowing in safeguarding?
Whistleblowing is when someone raises a concern about a dangerous or illegal activity or any wrongdoing within their organisation. Raising a concern is known as “blowing the whistle” and is a vital process for identifing risks to people’s safety.
What would you do if you had unsafe practices identified?
How do you report unsafe practices? Workers must report any poor or unsafe practice to their senior or manager. If the practice continues workers should report their concerns to a more senior manager. Workers can also report their concerns directly to the local authority Adult Safeguarding team, or to the inspectorate.
When would you need to seek support in situations beyond your expertise and experience?
Situations for seeking advice, High or low for that lasted two weeks or more (meaning the difference between stress levels extends into the spheres of both life and your job or your personal well-being) You may be having thoughts about terminating your life. Double the number of conflicts.