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.
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
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
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
Appropriate for staff working in Sheltered, supported and general needs housing
Size of Group
Up to 15
Half day session (two half days, different participants possible)
Can be delivered in conjunction with Professional Boundaries to form a full day