1.3 Explain own responsibilities relating to the current legislative framework with regard to safeguarding

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: 1.3 Explain own responsibilities relating to the current legislative framework with regard to safeguarding

  • Look at your own role and responsibilities in relation to safeguarding
  • At a minimum, your are responsible for reporting any suspicions or disclosures of abuse that your are aware of
  • You must also ensure that policies and procedures are followed and whistleblow if you do not believe that this is happening or concerns are being taken seriously
  • You may also be responsible for investigating concerns about abuse or neglect within your organisation and reporting to and sharing information with other agencies

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