Safeguarding an Adult with Additional Needs

This course is relevant to all practitioners who work with adults with additional needs.

The course will allow participants to understand the additional risk factors associated with disability and will allow them to consider good practice within their own organisations to safeguard service users who have additional needs.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand the legal definitions of Disability according to The Equality Act 2010.
  • To refresh knowledge and understanding of existing safeguarding legislation and statutory guidance to ensure this is being appropriately applied for all service users.
  • To consider the research and statistics in relation to increased risk of harm for persons with additional needs.
  • To understand the barriers for reporting abuse or harm for all individuals with additional needs.
  • To consider best practice in relation to inclusion and safeguarding responsibilities.
  • To understand the importance of good multi agency partnership working across adults services to ensure best outcomes for individuals with additional needs.
  • To consider how best to include the service users voice in all elements of harm prevention, planning and evaluation.
  • To consider organisational processes which may increase the risk of harm to service users with additional needs, for example: delivery of intimate care, restraint procedures etc.
  • To understand the mental capacity act and legislation in relation to Liberty protection safeguards.

Additional Learning Outcomes:

  • To consider best practice approaches in managing challenging behaviour.

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