Safeguarding Adults for Staff Working in Housing

Housing staff are well paced to identify people at risk of abuse. Staff need to work with other agencies to resolve issues and this can be difficult due to complex networks and working with a number of local authorities. Housing staff therefore need to have knowledge and confidence to raise safeguarding cases effectively. They need to be able to identify people at risk of abuse and self-neglect and understand safeguarding principles and responsibilities.

This training provides information on identifying risk and vulnerability and the relevant legislation of the Mental Capacity Act.

This training works well in a multi-agency group where local procedures and clarification of issues can be resolved in a small group setting.

Learning Objectives

Further develop skills to identify risk and vulnerability to abuse and neglect

Develop further understanding of abuse and self-neglect

Understand Safeguarding principles and responsibilities

Understand the relevance of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA 2005)

Increase awareness of how to respond effectively to allegations and concerns

Purpose

Housing staff have a key role in Safeguarding and keeping people safe

Staff are well placed to identify people at risk of abuse and work in partnership with social care, health and the police to coordinate responses

Benefits

Awareness of Safeguarding is an important part of the job role in housing and staff need knowledge and skills to carry out their work effectively

People living in the community will be safer if housing staff and contractors are aware of the issues relating to abuse

Participants

Housing staff.

Appropriate for staff working in Sheltered, supported and general needs housing

Size of Group

Up to 15

Time

Half day session (two half days, different participants possible)

Can be delivered in conjunction with Professional Boundaries to form a full day


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