Standard 10 of the Care Certificate explores the protection and safeguarding of vulnerable adults.
It looks at the types of abuse and how to respond to suspicions of abuse as well as looking at ways that you and your organisation can reduce the likelihood of abuse occurring.
Finally, it looks at the various legislation and agencies, both local and national, that help to protect vulnerable adults from abuse.
It is made up of 4 learning outcomes, each comprising of several criteria.
- 10.1 Understand the principles of Safeguarding adults
- 10.1a Explain the term safeguarding adults
- 10.1b Explain their own role and responsibilities in safeguarding individuals
- 10.1c List the main types of abuse
- 10.1d Describe what constitutes harm
- 10.1e Explain why an individual may be vulnerable to harm or abuse
- 10.1f Describe what constitutes restrictive practices
- 10.1g List the possible indicators of abuse
- 10.1h Describe the nature and scope of harm to and abuse of adults at risk
- 10.1i List a range of factors which have featured in adult abuse and neglect
- 10.1j Demonstrate the importance of ensuring individuals are treated with dignity and respect when providing health and care services
- 10.1k Describe where to get information and advice about their role and responsibilities in preventing and protecting individuals from harm and abuse
- 10.2 Reduce the likelihood of abuse
- 10.2a Describe how care environments can promote or undermine people’s dignity and rights
- 10.2b Explain the importance of individualised, person centred care
- 10.2c Explain how to apply the basic principles of helping people to keep themselves safe
- 10.2d Explain the local arrangements for the implementation of multi-agency Safeguarding Adult’s policies and procedures
- 10.2e List ways in which the likelihood of abuse can be reduced by managing risk and focusing on prevention
- 10.2f Explain how a clear complaints procedure reduces the likelihood of abuse
- 10.3 Respond to suspected or disclosed abuse
- 10.4 Protect people from harm and abuse – locally and nationally
NOTE: Many of the assessment criteria here are similar to assessment criteria from the Level 2 Diploma unit on Safeguarding so, to avoid duplication, some of the links go to this section