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Build the skills to ensure adults at risk of abuse and neglect stay safe from harm with this online safeguarding course from Health Education England.
Explore professional safeguarding approaches to protect adults at risk
This course contributes towards the achievement of Level 3 Safeguarding competencies, as set out in Safeguarding for Adults: Roles and Competencies.
On this course, you’ll build the skills to ensure people at risk of abuse and neglect receive the care and protection they need to stay safe and unharmed.
You’ll explore safeguarding in a professional context and learn how to appropriately share information on safeguarding concerns in writing and in meetings.
You’ll also reflect on the complexity of the role of supervision in safeguarding and learn ways to overcome safeguarding challenges.
This course is designed for registered healthcare professionals in England who are involved in assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of adults where there are safeguarding concerns.
This course is also suitable for anyone interested in safeguarding as part of personal development and educational improvement. If you do not work in England, then you may be interested in this course to learn more about English legislation on this topic.
- Describe overall safeguarding best practice at Level 3
- Identify specific safeguarding services in your particular context
- Discuss the roles and responsibilities of interagency safeguarding
- Describe good practice in communication between Healthcare agencies
- Discuss the role of communication between Healthcare agencies when forming a care plan
- Explain the relationship between confidentiality and safeguarding
- Describe the characteristics of good safeguarding documentation
- Identify actions which follow from reflections on safeguarding best practice
- Summarise the role of supervision in safeguarding (Level 3)
I am the Designated Safeguarding Adults Professional for Merton and Wandsworth CCGs. I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse by background with 27 years working in the NHS.
Dave has worked in the NHS for 40 years, and is a paramedic by clinical background. Working in operations, governance, education and development, and 20 years in safeguarding children & adults.
Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.
HEE is responsible for not only attracting the right people to the National Health Service (NHS), but also for developing people already working within healthcare, to make sure they have the education and training, and the flexibility, to deliver high quality care to patients now and in the future.
The work of HEE covers a wide range of professions, programmes and activity, from planning and commissioning, to recruiting and developing healthcare staff in a range of healthcare and community settings. More than 160,000 students are at this moment studying to be part of the future healthcare workforce in England. That includes doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, physiotherapists and many more roles – in fact there are over 300 different types of jobs performed by more than one million people in the NHS.
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It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.