Understand safeguarding and protection in health and social care settings

This unit is part of the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. Understand the impact of current legislation for the safeguarding of adults at risk of abuse and neglect
    1. 1.1 Explain the current legislative framework that underpins safeguarding of vulnerable adults within own UK home nation
    2. 1.2 Explain how current national guidelines and local policies and procedures for safeguarding affect your day to day work
    3. 1.3 Explain own responsibilities relating to the current legislative framework with regard to safeguarding
  2. Understand how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse
    1. 2.1 Describe signs and symptoms associated with the following types of abuse: a. physical abuse, b. sexual abuse, c. emotional / psychological abuse, d. financial abuse, e. institutional abuse, f. self-neglect, g. neglect by others, h. discriminatory abuse
    2. 2.2 Explain actions to take if there are suspicions that an individual is being abused
    3. 2.3 Explain actions to take if an individual alleges that they are being abused
    4. 2.4 Explain how to raise concerns, including whistleblowing, when suspected abuse has been reported but procedure does not appear to have been followed
  3. Understand how to participate in inter-agency, joint or integrated working in order to protect vulnerable adults
    1. 3.1 Explain agreed protocols for working in partnership with other organisations
    2. 3.2 Explain own role in partnership working
  4. Understand how to support others in safeguarding
    1. 4.1 Explain how to support others to raise concerns
    2. 4.2 Explain how to support others during the safeguarding process

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