1.2 Explain how current national guidelines and local policies and procedures for safeguarding affect your day to day work

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Understand safeguarding and protection in health and social care settings
Learning outcome: Understand the impact of current legislation for the safeguarding of adults at risk of abuse and neglect
Assessment criteria: 1.2 Explain how current national guidelines and local policies and procedures for safeguarding affect your day to day work

  • National
    • CQC Fundamental Standards – sets out the minimum level of care individuals can expect, including safeguarding from abuse
    • Care Certificate – Entry-level training for all care workers, which includes competencies around safeguarding
    • Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework – collects and reports data in terms of outcomes for adults receiving care services for each local authority
  • Local
    • Safeguarding Adult Boards (SABs) – each local authority must set up an SAB that leads local adult safeguarding and must assure itself that local safeguarding arrangements are in place, person-centred and outcome-based
    • Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hubs (MASH) – police, local authorities and other stakeholders work in partnership and share information to ensure the safety of children in their area
    • Agreed ways of working – your employer’s policies and procedures should reflect current legal and regulatory duties relating to safeguarding

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