Safeguarding Adults Level 2: Assessment and Planning


Lorna Pearce, Pinnacle Social Work Services Ltd

Target Group

Multi-agency staff who contribute or lead in the assessment and/or investigation of safeguarding adults alerts. It is expected that managers of provider services will attend this course to understand the procedures and their role to refer.

Delegates must have completed Level 1 Awareness Training and have an awareness of the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Course Aims

To provide a thorough working knowledge of the Berkshire Multi-Agency Policy and Procedures for Protection of Vulnerable Adults from Abuse and one's role in investigating safeguarding alerts.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Review and expand on skills and knowledge from Level 1 training including definitions of abuse, identifying abusive situations and links to poor practice
  • Assess when to use the procedures
  • Involve vulnerable adults and carers appropriately throughout the process including use of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates where appropriate
  • Describe the stages and their role in the safeguarding process
  • Use a referral form, prepare a report of an investigation and record information
  • Identify their own role and the role of others in investigating allegations of abuse and the importance of preserving evidence
  • Evidence capacity and consent in relation to the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the legal framework including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Identify the limits of confidentiality and how to use the Information Sharing Protocol

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