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Safeguarding, Protection and Risk

The unit ‘Safeguarding, Protection and Risk’ examines a care organisation’s responsibility to protect individuals from harm, abuse and neglect as well as exploring how health and safety may be promoted.

There are 5 learning outcomes, and a total of 27 assessment criteria.

  • 1. Understand safeguarding legislation, local and national policies.
    • 1.1 Legislation relating to safeguarding adults
    • 1.2 National and local guidance and agreed ways of working
    • 1.3 Ways in which legislation, guidance and agreed ways of working impact on day to day leadership and management practice
    • 1.4 Methods of promoting and supporting safeguarding in the work setting
  • 2. Lead on the effective application and review of safeguarding and whistleblowing policies, procedures and protocols
    • 2.1 Review safeguarding and whistleblowing policies and procedures that reflect current legal, national and local requirements.
    • 2.2 Show how individuals and/or families are included in reviewing policies and procedures.
    • 2.3 Support individuals to understand and be able to apply the policies and procedures in their day to day work.
    • 2.4 Provide effective support for individuals where danger, harm or abuse is suspected or disclosed.
    • 2.5 Provide effective support for team members where danger, harm or abuse is suspected or disclosed
    • 2.6 Analyse how the findings from recent Serious Case Reviews have impacted on the provision of adult care services
    • 2.7 Critically evaluate the effectiveness of safeguarding and whistleblowing policies procedures and protocols
  • 3. Understand restrictive practice and potential impact
    • 3.1 Terminology relating to restrictive practice
    • 3.2 Legal requirements around restrictive practice
    • 3.3 Impacts of restrictive practice
    • 3.4 Demonstrate ways of minimising restrictive practices through person centred practice
    • 3.5 Methods of managing policies and procedures related to positive risk taking
    • 3.6 Demonstrate positive approaches to risk assessments
    • 3.7 Demonstrate ways of assessing effectiveness of risk management practice
  • 4. Understand the role and responsibilities of adult care practitioners in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
    • 4.1 Reasons adult care practitioners need to be aware of national and local requirements that seek to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
    • 4.2 Ways in which team members are supported to understand their role in safeguarding children and young people from danger, harm, abuse or exploitation.
    • 4.3 National and local requirements for reporting suspicions or disclosures of danger, harm, abuse or exploitation of children and young people.
    • 4.4 Tensions between maintaining the safety of team members and others with the duty of care to adults who are known to have abused children and young people
    • 4.5 Responsibility of the Designated Officer
    • 4.6 Ways of critically evaluating practice
  • 5. Promote health and safety
    • 5.1 Reviewing health and safety policies and procedures to reflect current legal, national and local requirements
    • 5.2 Supporting all team members to understand and be able to apply the policies and procedures in their day to day work
    • 5.3 Applying policies and procedures