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Section 1- Safeguarding principles and effective practice

This section contains details of the safeguarding practice principles underpinning legislation, guidance and the procedures; it emphasises that safeguarding and protecting is everybody’s responsibility and to follow a person-centred approach at all times.

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Section 1a - Definitions
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Section 1a - Trainer notes
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Section 1a - Pointers for practice (Handout)
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Section 1b - Person centred approach to safeguarding
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Section 1b - Trainer notes
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Section 1c - Prevention and early help to address any emerging concerns
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Section 1c - Trainer notes
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Section 1d - Stages of the safeguarding process
Section 2 - The duty to report an adult at risk of abuse and/or neglect

This section covers the procedures explaining what practitioners must do if they have concerns about an adult at risk of abuse and/or neglect. This includes and explanation of the statutory duty to report, practitioner’s responsibility to report and the duty to report concerns and where to report these concerns.

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Section 2 - Consent (Handout)
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Section 2a - Consent and capacity
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Section 2a - Trainer notes
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Section 2b - The duty to report an adult at risk of abuse and or neglect
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Section 2b - Trainer notes
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Section 2c - Information to include in a report (referral) (Handout)
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Section 2c - Practice scenario (Handout)
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Section 2c - Making a report
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Section 2c - Trainer notes
Section 3 - Responding to a report of an adult at risk of abuse and/or neglect

This section covers procedures relating to the roles and responsibilities of practitioners, if the adult at risk requires longer-term actions to protect them from abuse or neglect and/or an investigation process into the case has concluded.

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Section 3a - Responding to a report of an adult at risk
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Section 3a - Trainer notes
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Section 3b - Strategy discussion and meeting
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Section 3b - Trainer notes
Section 4 - Planning and intervention for adults at risk of abuse and neglect

This section details the roles and responsibilities of practitioners regarding planning and delivering interventions to meet the care and support, protection needs of an adult at risk. It also details the roles and responsibilities that practitioners working with the adult at risk in relation to the care and support protection plan.

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Section 4 - Conference to conclusion
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Section 4 - Trainer notes
Section 5 - Safeguarding allegations/Concerns about practitioners and those in positions of trust

These procedures set out arrangements for responding to safeguarding concerns about those whose work, either in a paid or voluntary capacity, which brings them into contact with children or adults at risk. It also includes individuals who have caring responsibilities for children or adults in need of care and support and their employment or voluntary work brings them into contact with children or adults at risk.

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Section 5 - Allegations or concerns about practitioners and those in positions of trust
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Section 5 - Pointers for practice
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Section 5 - Trainer notes
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