Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
— Khalil Gibran

 ADULT SAFEGUARDING

What is it?

Adult Safeguarding means protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of people who have care and support needs, enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.

Why is it important?

The Care Act 2014 sets out a clear legal framework for how to respond if we have concerns about the well-being of an ‘adult at risk’ of abuse or neglect. Anyone who does paid or unpaid work with people who have care and support needs must be able to recognise and respond appropriately in such situations, ensuring their actions take into account what the individual wants to happen as well as any legal and organisational requirements.

What we do

Following the successful delivery of Safeguarding training on behalf of Cornwall and the Isle of Scilly Safeguarding Adults Board during the last two years, we are pleased to announce that we will still be offering the courses detailed below. As the funding has now ceased, in order for these to continue, we will have to charge per delegate, but have kept our prices competitive to promote access for all. 

All our programmes are regularly updated to stay current and fresh. 

The level 2 workshop supports frontline practitioners to embed the six key principles of Adult Safeguarding into their practice and the level 3 workshop aims to develop this further by considering these principles from a cultural and organisational perspective. We also facilitate workshops specifically designed to support best practice when working with people who self-neglect and of course we couldn't do any of that if we didn't have a sound knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act. We have updated the MCA programme so that it not only focuses on what a capacity assessment may look like, but also those fundamental concerns / knowledge in relation to deprivation of liberty. 

In addition we facilitate multi-agency one off events on specific topics, which we call Learning Together Events. To date the subject have included Sexual Health for people who have care and support needs and  Resolution and Recovery in Safeguarding Adults, Consent and Capacity, Coercive and Controling behaviour and Section 42 enquiries!  All have been extremely well received and we will be thinking about what to put on in 2018. so if you have any ideas then please do get in touch. 

Course dates and how to book: 

A full list of all the courses we are running and how to book can be found on our Eventbrite page:              https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/freebird-associates-13485036079         

We also offer bespoke sessions for organisations that would prefer the learning to take place ‘in-house’ with their teams. For more information on this please contact us at info@freebirdassociates.com.