Standard 8: Safeguarding, protection and risk

This unit is part of the Manager Induction Standards and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 8.1. Promoting safeguarding and protection
    1. 8.1.1. Define your role in providing information to others, including people you support, carers, relatives, staff and other colleagues on: ■ indicators of abuse ■ measures that can be taken to avoid abuse taking place ■ steps that need to be taken in the case of suspected or alleged abuse
    2. 8.1.2. Describe the importance of the balance between respecting confidentiality and ensuring protection and well-being
    3. 8.1.3. Identify how to promote service provision that supports people to assess risks and make informed choices
  2. 8.2. Responding to suspected or alleged abuse of children and young people whilst working with adults
    1. 8.2.1. Explain why everyone has a responsibility to act on concerns about the abuse of a child or young person
    2. 8.2.2. Explain the actions to take if: ■ there are concerns that a child or young person is being abused ■ a child or young person alleges that they are being abused 8.3. Health and safety
    3. 8.3.1. Explain your role in policies and procedures relating to health and safety in the organisation
    4. 8.3.2. Explain how you might support others to comply with health and safety policies and procedures
    5. 8.3.3. Explain how you might develop systems to evaluate health and safety policies, procedures and practices
  3. 8.4. Use of restrictive practices
    1. 8.4.1. Explain how to meet an individual’s needs with dignity and respect in a way that minimises the risk of harm to the person being supported and the person implementing the intervention
    2. 8.4.2. Explain definitions of restraint and when it should be used, including the issues of ‘hidden restraint’
    3. 8.4.3. Identify potential situations where restraint might be used acknowledging that it should only be used only in proportion to the risk of harm and wherever possible should be a last resort
  4. 8.5. Performance management of the service
    1. 8.5.1. Identify the regulatory requirements, codes of practice and relevant guidance for managing concerns and complaints including the role of the Local Government Ombudsman
    2. 8.5.2. Describe how to support individuals who might be reluctant to raise concerns and make complaints
    3. 8.5.3. Explain the system used within your organisation to ensure concerns and complaints are addressed effectively
    4. 8.5.4. Explain your role in supporting workers for whom you have responsibility to deal with concerns and complaints
  5. 8.6. Positive risk taking in the context of personcentred and outcomebased practice
    1. 8.6.1. Define the values, principles and standards that need to be considered in developing a model risk-taking policy
    2. 8.6.2. Explain how to support others to balance individual’s rights and choices with delivering duty of care
    3. 8.6.3. Explain how to create and lead a culture that manages risk effectively rather than becoming risk averse
    4. 8.6.4. Identify how to evaluate own practice in promoting a balanced approach to risk management
    5. 8.6.5. Explain how the effectiveness of policies and procedures for positive risk taking can be evaluated formally rather than anecdotally
  6. 8.7. Mental capacity
    1. 8.7.1. Explain what support you may need to assess mental capacity and ability to give consent
    2. 8.7.2. Explain the key factors of the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards that would need to be addressed in your organisation
    3. 8.7.3. Explain the role of advocacy under the Mental Capacity Act

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