The course will explore the safety and governance of an organisation to include culture, ethos and principles underpinning safeguarding to ensure it is core business with a focus on making safeguarding personal and person centred for all children, adults and staff.
We will also look at the impact COVID-19 has had on safeguarding and how we emerge from the pandemic and beyond.
Consideration will be given to the statutory duties and responsibilities of the NHS as a public authority in public law, the importance of human and equality rights plus the duties and responsibilities for safeguarding both children and adults within the Care Act 2014, the Children Acts 1989 & 2004 plus any other relevant legislation.
The course will explore best practice in relation to record keeping and defendable decision making and the impact of poor outcomes for children and adults of inadequate safeguarding and poor practice around records and record keeping.
The day will conclude with the exploration of the Coroner’s Court.
Key Learning Outcomes
- Understand and explain organisational and individual accountability for safeguarding children and adults
- Demonstrate enhanced legal literacy around relevant legal frameworks to support and drive safeguarding strategy
- Examine the importance of effective multi agency working and relevant duties and responsibilities under legislation
- Identify ‘best practice’ in record keeping and decision making
- Examine the consequences of inadequate safeguarding children and adults especially around poor records, record keeping and reporting
- Explain the role of the witness in the court system, relevant to safeguarding children and adults, with a focus on the Coroner’s Court