This Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma unit explains what safeguarding and protection is, the different types of abuse and why some individuals are more vulnerable to abuse.
It goes on to explore the national and local safeguarding mechanisms and how to respond to suspicions of abuse as well as ways to reduce the likelihood of it occurring.
Finally, it looks at principles of online safety.
It is made up of 7 learning outcomes, each consisting of several criteria.
- 1 Understand principles of safeguarding adults
- 1.1 Explain the term safeguarding
- 1.2 Explain own role and responsibilities in safeguarding individuals
- 1.3 Define the following terms: • Physical abuse • Domestic abuse • Sexual abuse • Emotional/psychological abuse • Financial/material abuse • Modern slavery • Discriminatory abuse • Institutional/organisational abuse • Self-neglect • Neglect by others
- 1.4 Describe harm
- 1.5 Describe restrictive practices
- 2 Know how to recognise signs of abuse
- 2.1 Identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each of the following types of abuse: • Physical abuse • Domestic abuse • Sexual abuse • Emotional/psychological abuse • Financial/material abuse • Modern slavery • Discriminatory abuse • Institutional/organisational abuse • Self-neglect • Neglect by others
- 2.2 Describe factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse
- 3 Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse
- 4 Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse
- 4.1 Identify relevant legislation, national policies and local systems that relate to safeguarding and protection from abuse
- 4.2 Explain the roles of different agencies in safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse
- 4.3 Identify factors which have featured in reports into serious cases of abuse and neglect
- 4.4 Identify sources of information and advice about own role in safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse, including whistle blowing
- 4.5 Identify when to seek support in situations beyond your experience and expertise
- 5 Understand ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse
- 5.1 Explain how the likelihood of abuse may be reduced by: • working with person centred values • encouraging active participation • promoting choice and rights • supporting individuals with awareness of personal safety
- 5.2 Explain the importance of an accessible complaints procedure for reducing the likelihood of abuse
- 5.3 Outline how the likelihood of abuse can be reduced by managing risk and focusing on prevention
- 6 Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices
- 7 Understand principles for online safety
- 7.1 Describe the potential risks presented by: • the use of electronic communication devices • the use of the internet • the use of social networking sites • carrying out financial transactions online
- 7.2 Explain ways of reducing the risks presented by each of these types of activity
- 7.3 Explain the importance of balancing measures for online safety against the benefits to individuals of using electronic systems and devices