This content focuses on the importance of Safeguarding of Adults; the content covers the definitions of abuse, forms of abuse, principles of safeguarding, person centred care, serious case reviews, multi-agency working and alerting of abuse.
This content is ideal for all staff throughout the health and social care sector, in particular, new starters and existing employees as a refresher.
Tell your supervisor or employer about any issues that might affect your ability to do your job competently and safely. If you do not feel competent to carry out an activity, you must report this. Report any actions or omissions by yourself or colleagues that you feel may compromise the safety or care of people who use health and care services and, if necessary, use whistleblowing procedures to report any suspected wrongdoing. Work in collaboration with your colleagues to ensure the delivery of high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare, care and support. Improve the quality and safety of the care you provide.
- Understand the principles of Safeguarding adults
- Reduce the likelihood of abuse
- Respond to suspected or disclosed abuse
- Protect people from harm and abuse – locally and nationally