A Guide to Safeguarding

The procedures needed to protect children and vulnerable adults from harm, abuse and neglect
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The safeguarding procedures that organisations dealing with young people and vulnerable adults need
The definition of Safeguarding
The types of organisation that need safeguarding procedures
The responsibilities of organisations for safeguarding
Sources of information on safeguarding


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This course provides a guide to the safeguarding procedures that medical practices and other service providers need to have in place to guard against abuse.

Safeguarding procedures are needed within doctors’ surgeries, schools, nurseries, clubs and associations and any organisation dealing with children and young people, and vulnerable adults.

This is not a course about the clinical detection or escalation of safeguarding concerns

The aim of the course is to help providers design the administrative procedures in place that they need for safeguarding

The focus of the course is the United Kingdom but the principles covered in the course, and the procedures presented, should apply anywhere.

The agenda for the course includes:

1.What is Safeguarding?

2.Who is covered by safeguarding?

3.The Responsibilities of Service Providers

4.Key Decisions for Service Providers

5.Documents relating to safeguarding

6.Registration of new service users

7.Identification of Concerns

8.Proactive Analysis of Issues

9.Collaborative Review

10.Audit of Effectiveness

Who this course is for:

  • Practice managers in organisations dealing with children, young people or vulnerable adults
  • Administrators and managers in organisations dealing with children, young people or vulnerable adults
  • Staff working in organisations dealing with children, young people or vulnerable adults

Course content

1 section12 lectures34m total length
  • Introduction to Safeguarding
  • What is Safeguarding?
  • Key Decisions for Service Providers
  • What does this mean for Service Providers
  • Documents relating to Safeguarding
  • The Registration of New Service Users
  • Identification of Concerns
  • The Proactive Analysis of Issues
  • Collaborative Review
  • Audit of Effectiveness
  • Embedding Safeguarding Procedures
  • Key Learning Points and Resources for Further Information


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Ross Maynard
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I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants specialising in process improvement. I have nearly 30 years experience in consultancy, facilitation and training. I have published numerous online courses on process improvement, performance measurement, KPIs, problem solving and more.

I live in Scotland with my wife, daughter and our Cocker Spaniel.