Safeguarding: Role of a designated person
One Day Course
Up to 16 delegates
In House Delivery
The designated person for safeguarding fulfils an essential role in;
- developing and implementing their organisation’s policies that help to protect vulnerable clients from all forms of abuse
- providing leadership and support to staff when dealing with safeguarding issues and concerns
- supporting the development and maintenance of a learning and reflective environment with the aim of creating a safe working and living environment.
Who should participate on this course:
All those who have or aspire to designated person responsibility for Safeguarding children or adults at risk within their organisation
To assist you in managing your responsibility in responding to the safeguarding needs of children or adults at risk in line with your organisation’s policies and procedures, and to statutory requirements..
At the end of this course you will have:
- Considered the importance of your own values regarding child and adult at risk abuse
- Ability to describe the role and responsibilities of a designated person
- Recall of the definitions of abuse and the signs and indicators of abuse and harm
- Identified why individuals can find talking about abuse so difficult and also the silencing factors effecting those xpected to respond to disclosures of abuse
- Recognised the principal issues relating to issues of consent, the sharing of information, recording and storage of sensitive information, including confidentiality
- The knowledge to make appropriate decisions about what action(s) to take when informed of a client at risk, drawing upon organisational procedures, the multi-agency context of working and principles of Working Together and No Secrets guidance.
- Described what is likely to happen following a referral to a safeguarding board and what further role might be played by your organisation
- Described how to handle allegations against staff or volunteers
- Recognised the emotional dimension of this work and the implications for supervision and support for staff and themselves.
- Understand their role in developing and promoting best practice within their areas of operating responsibility.