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Achieving Good Outcomes for Adults at Risk in Calderdale

The Care Act 2014 outlines the way in which local authorities should carry out assessments and determine who is eligible for support.  It introduced a general duty to always have a person’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing in mind and when making decisions about them.

It places a statutory requirement for local authorities to collaborate, cooperate and integrate with other public authorities e.g. health and housing to provide services and provides a statutory framework to protect adults from neglect and abuse.  In turn, this has required a rewrite of the West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and York Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Procedures to inform practice in Calderdale.

Learning from local Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SAR’s) has highlighted the need for improvements in practice, especially in relation to understanding roles and responsibilities, information sharing and consent.

This course will cover:

Planned Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognise ‘adults at risk’
  2. Support service users to identify their own desired outcomes
  3. Demonstrate how and when to make a referral
  4. Demonstrate good practice in keeping and maintaining records
  5. Apply principles of safeguarding , Mental Capacity Act and information sharing
  6. Build confidence in identifying the need to raise and escalate concerns