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A Guide to Safeguarding

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Last updated 5/2022 English
Overview

This course provides a guide to the safeguarding procedures that medical practices and other service providers need to have in place to guard against abuse.

Safeguarding procedures are needed within doctors’ surgeries, schools, nurseries, clubs and associations and any organisation dealing with children and young people, and vulnerable adults.

This is not a course about the clinical detection or escalation of safeguarding concerns.

The aim of the course is to help providers design the administrative procedures in place that they need for safeguarding.

The focus of the course is the United Kingdom but the principles covered in the course, and the procedures presented, should apply anywhere.

The agenda for the course includes:

  1. What is Safeguarding?
  2. Who is covered by safeguarding?
  3. The Responsibilities of Service Providers
  4. Key Decisions for Service Providers
  5. Documents relating to safeguarding
  6. Registration of new service users
  7. Identification of Concerns
  8. Proactive Analysis of Issues
  9. Collaborative Review
  10. Audit of Effectiveness
Who this course is for
  1. Practice managers in organisations dealing with children, young people or vulnerable adults
  2. Administrators and managers in organisations dealing with children, young people or vulnerable adults
  3. Staff working in organisations dealing with children, young people or vulnerable adults
What you'll learn
  1. The safeguarding procedures that organisations dealing with young people and vulnerable adults need
  2. The definition of Safeguarding
  3. The types of organisation that need safeguarding procedures
  4. The responsibilities of organisations for safeguarding
  5. Sources of information on safeguarding
Requirements

No pre-course requisites.