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Safeguarding Children & Adults at Risk of Harm – Level 4

About The Course

Our two day Safeguarding Level 4 course is designed to build on the knowledge gained from previous qualifications.

This is an advanced safeguarding training course covering Level 4 knowledge, skills, and competencies through a variety of mediums such as group work, discussion, question & answer, and presentation of key information which can enable processing from a service specific perspective.

Who Should Attend?

The course is designed for named doctors, named nurses, named health visitors, named midwives, named health professionals in ambulance organisations, and named GPs for Organisations commissioning Primary Care. The competencies also translate to other sectors such as Education, Social Care, Charities, and other organisations putting safeguarding at the heart of their business.

This course is a must for anyone who works with children, young people and adults at risk of harm and may be involved in the protection process at a higher level.

Course Objectives

Course Learning outcomes Adults/Children

  • To understand the role of the named professional for health care staff and state key responsibilities
  • To understand the potential factors that inhibit the disclosure of abuse from children and adults at risk and what stops others from hearing or responding to disclosures or concerns
  • To be able to identify vulnerabilities that may put children or adults at increased risk of abuse; recognise tools that can help to assess risk and inform the protection process
  • To review best practice for managing allegations against staff and consider what action to take
  • To discuss the latest research evidence and the implications for practice
  • learning lessons and cascading and sharing information with others
  • an advanced understanding of legislation, information sharing, information governance, confidentiality and consent,
  • To be able to effectively communicate local safeguarding knowledge, research and findings from audits.
  • To know how to undertake and contribute to serious case reviews
  • To be able to work effectively with colleagues from other organisations, providing advice as appropriate e.g., concerning safeguarding policy and legal frameworks, the health management of protection concerns.
  • To be able to provide advice and information about safeguarding to the employing authority, both proactively and reactively – this includes the board, directors, and senior managers.
  • To know how to provide specialist advice to practitioners, both proactively and reactively, including clarification about organisational policies, legal issues and the management of cases.
  • To be able to support colleagues in challenging views offered by other professionals, as appropriate.
  • To be able to be a trained provider of safeguarding supervision and/or support.
  • an advanced knowledge of relevant national and international issues, policies and their implications for practice
  • understanding the professional and experts’ role in the court process.

The course is mapped to: –

For Safeguarding Children and Young People

  • Intercollegiate document; safeguarding children and young people: Roles and Competencies for health care staff
  • Intercollegiate document; Looked After Children: Roles & Competencies for Healthcare staff 2020.
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

 For Safeguarding Adults at Risk

  • Intercollegiate document Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff 2018.
  • Care & Support Statutory Guidance: issued under the Care Act 2014 (amendments in 2020)

Course Overview

By the end of the Safeguarding Level 4 course participants will be able to:

• Describe the role of the designated safeguarding children / adult officer and state key areas of responsibility

• Describe the key legislation and guidance underpinning the organisation’s policy for responding to concerns

• Decide what steps the organisation needs to take to ensure the safety and welfare of children and young people with whom it has contact

• State the blocks inhibiting children / adults at risk from disclosing abuse and respond effectively to a child who does disclose

• State blocks to staff reporting concerns and how to overcome these

• Make appropriate decisions about the action to take if staff are involved in an incident

• Demonstrate an awareness of the emotional dimension of safeguarding work and identify a network for personal support

Course Details

*All our Safeguarding courses cover the education and training principles set out in the recent publications : ‘Adults Safeguarding : Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff : August 2018’ & ‘Safeguarding Children & Young People : Roles & Competencies for Healthcare Staff : January 2019’.  You can see the full list of course competencies for our Safeguarding courses on the outline below.

  • Duration: 2 Days (12 CPD hours).
  • Max. delegates : 12
  • Course Title: Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk of Harm – Level 4

For more information including full course content and competencies, please see the course outline here.



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