Refresher – Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Course

Course Information Sheet

Download the course information sheet here for more information about the course. Please scroll down to locate the dates/times and registration links for this programme.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at practitioners who completed the full Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Programme, over three years ago, and now require an update.

The Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Programme is valid for three years, and after this period, practitioners who completed the course must undertake an update.

Why should I complete this course?

There have been significant changes to practice over the past two years. New ways of working have fundamentally challenged safeguarding practice, demanding from practitioners the ability to think creatively and utilise technology in new ways to work proactively.

In a rapidly changing environment where multiple and dynamic risks present, practitioners must be able to act promptly drawing confidently on both relevant legislation and case law.

What is covered in this course?

Practitioners will get the opportunity to consider and apply new case law to their own practice. They will learn about updates in legislation such as changes to the MCA (Mental Capacity Act) Code of Practice and implementation of the LPS (Liberty Protection Safeguards).

Practitioners will explore pro-active strategies in relation to reducing restrictive practices and will also get the opportunity to learn about how Root Cause Analysis can aid in the analysis of incidents where unexpected or avoidable injury has resulted in harm.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the key themes from recent Safeguarding Adults Reviews and how learning can be applied to own practice.
  • Give examples of workforce development strategies that enable staff to work in pro-active ways.
  • Describe how Root Cause Analysis can aid service improvement.
  • Identify updates in case law that impact safeguarding practice.
  • Explain the changes from the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).
  • Identify the interface between the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act.

How is this course assessed?

This course is accredited; therefore, practitioners must meet all the criteria to receive the certificate. The Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Refresher Course assessment includes:

  • Completion of a workbook
  • Completion of short online tests

How long is this course?

The guided learning hours for this course are 20. This includes:

  • 4 hours on private study, research, and reflection.
  • 6 hours attending the taught (live) sessions. There will be two 3-hour live taught sessions.
  • 4 hours on the flipped learning activity (activity between the live sessions).
  • 4 hours on completing the workbook.
  • 2 hours to complete the short online tests.

What resources would be made available to the course attendants?

Candidates will receive:

  • Workbook and Tests
  • PREVENT Safeguarding Tool/Additional Tools, Handouts, Infographics and Resources

What is the location, date and time of the course?

There are two open cohorts available for this course. The open cohorts will be delivered online via Zoom. We would be happy to deliver the course on different dates/across different platforms if you would like to book a private cohort for your staff members. Email us at info@3spirituk.com if you would like to book a private cohort for this course.

Open Cohort 1 – July 2022

  • Part 1– Thursday 30 June 2022 – 13:30 to 16:30
  • Part 2– Thursday 07 July 2022 – 13:30 to 16:30

Register Here for Open Cohort 1 (July 2022)

Open Cohort 2 – September 2022

  • Part 1– Friday 16 September 2022 – 10:00 to 13:00
  • Part 2– Friday 23 September 2022 – 10:00 to 13:00

Register Here for Open Cohort 2 (September 2022)

What is the cost of the course and what are the payment options?

The cost of the course is £400 + VAT (including admin fees); £480 in total. This needs to be paid at least 14 days before the start of the course. Refunds will only be applicable if at least 30 days’ notice is given before the course start date. Tickets cannot be transferred to alternative course dates. Admin fees are non-refundable.

You can pay in instalments (over 3 instalments). The first payment would be 50% of the total cost, with the two further payments both collecting 25% of the total cost. Payment over instalments requires your booking on the course to be made at least 2 months before the course start date. All instalments would need to be paid at least 14 days ahead of the course start date.  Please do contact us to discuss payment options that would be suitable to you. You contact us via email at info@3spirituk.com or call us on 01442 368464.

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Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Course

Please scroll down to locate the dates/times and registration links for this programme.

Having a strong safeguarding strategy should be at the heart of all social care practice. However, many services fail to deliver a proactive preventative approach to safeguarding and instead have a disproportionate approach to protection, are predominately reactive and, at times fail to act on lessons learnt.

The context in which we deliver safeguarding has been transformed since the pandemic – not only is there a direct impact on the client groups we support, but also on the working practices that support the safe delivery of care and support. For example, the digitalisation of health and care processes provides challenges and opportunities for strategic safeguarding practice in:

  • The access and application of data.
  • Supporting and recording of decisions.
  • Partnership working.
  • Commissioning and contract management.
  • Identifying and mitigating ways that technology facilities abuse.
  • Utilising technology as a form of prevention.

The aim of this course is to prepare managers to have a strategic view of safeguarding in their own service. To be able to identify challenges and opportunities in an increasingly digitalised environment and to develop a capable, confident culture that has partnership working at its heart. The overall focus of this course is to enable managers to focus on quality of life, working preventatively, understanding proportionality, and fostering stronger partnerships that will strengthen their safeguarding service.

Through the delivery and assessment process, participants will be given the opportunity to consider how effectively the organisations policies support the aims of safeguarding. There will be a specific focus on changes related to MCA practice, such as considering the complexities of executive function and Liberty Protection Safeguards. Participants will be given the opportunity to examine other areas of policy that pertain to safeguarding such as recruitment, partnership working, restrictive practice and health and safety.

This programme will enable practitioners to determine the links between strength-based approaches, positive risk taking and Making Safeguarding Personal. It will help managers to understand the broader role of risk assessments as well as how to adopt creative approaches to fostering a shared vision and competency in their own teams. The course will enable practitioners to consider multiple dimensions of risk, considering how these intersect. Candidates will get the opportunity to consider the role of technology in facilitating and mitigating risks, as part of dynamic risk assessment.

Through group discussion and assessed work, the Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Course candidates will develop a range of safeguarding strategies and a prevention plan.

This course is accredited by Advantage Accreditations, to a Level 5. Candidates must complete all assessed work to pass the course. The course is delivered over four half day (3-hour) live sessions and candidates will have access to a range of additional resources. Attendance is required on a further half day for assessment.

Course Information Sheet

Download the course information sheet here for more information about the course.

Who should attend the Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Course?

This course is suitable for managers and senior managers. Staff attending should already have a basic understanding of safeguarding and should have some strategic/management responsibility in the organisation they work in.

What resources would be made available to the course attendants?

Candidates will receive:

  • Workbook
  • Handouts
  • Range of multi-media resources, including cascade safeguarding infographic resources
  • The 3Spirit PREVENT Safeguarding Tool/Additional Tools

How long is the course?

The guided learning hours for this course are 37 hours. The course is delivered over an eight-week period. Candidates are expected to attend all four half-day live training sessions (12 hours total) and spend the additional time to complete the course assessment. Individuals that opt for participation in the Implementation Support Pathway will be on the programme for a further twelve weeks.

How is the course assessed?

The course is accredited and therefore course candidates must complete the course assessment to achieve the award and the Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Course accreditation.

The Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Course assessment includes:

  • Completion of a workbook
  • Short presentation
  • Online assessment
  • Classroom assessment

Why should you complete this course? What is in it for you?

This course reflects contemporary challenges and incorporates updated guidance including the proposed updates in MCA. The world we live in has changed, managers need to have new skills to understand how technology intersects with safeguarding, as neglecting this will lead to costly safeguarding incidents. Investing in training in the short term can be preventative and reduce costs in the long term.

As an accredited course, our Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Course offers great employment prospects to potential future employers. This course offers enhanced skills and may also be used in conjunction with a teaching qualification by individuals wishing to deliver safeguarding training in their own service (at the discretion of their organisations). Cascade safeguarding resources are available to support teaching and learning.

What is the location, date and time of the course?

There are currently two open cohorts available for this course. The open cohorts will be delivered online via Zoom. Open cohorts are suitable for individuals wishing to enrol themselves and/or a few of their team members on this course. The course can be delivered across different dates/platforms for your organisation (via a private cohort). Private cohorts are suitable for bigger training requirements (8 or more candidates). There are many benefits to booking private cohorts. Our organisation is experienced with delivering private cohorts, having delivered this course privately to a range of services, including Drugs and Alcohol, Mental Health, Housing and Learning Disabilities/Autism. For each private cohort, we have been able to bespoke parts of this course to the specific needs of the service. There is a discount available for private cohorts. Email us at info@3spirituk.com if you would like to enquire about and/or book a private cohort of this course.

Open Cohort – March 2023

Part 1– Tuesday 21 March 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00

Part 2– Tuesday 28 March 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00

Part 3– Tuesday 18 April 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00

Part 4– Tuesday 25 April 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00

Presentation Assessment Session – Tuesday 27 June 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00 (each learner would have up to 30 minutes to deliver their presentation).

Register Here for Open Cohort (March 2023)

Open Cohort – June 2023

Part 1– Wednesday 07 June 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00

Part 2– Wednesday 14 June 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00

Part 3– Wednesday 21 June 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00

Part 4– Wednesday 28 June 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00

Presentation Assessment Session – Wednesday 13 September 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00 (each learner would have up to 30 minutes to deliver their presentation).

Register Here for Open Cohort (June 2023)

Open Cohort – September 2023

Part 1– Tuesday 12 September 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00

Part 2– Tuesday 19 September 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00

Part 3– Tuesday 26 September 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00

Part 4– Tuesday 03 October 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00

Presentation Assessment Session – Tuesday 05 December 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00 (each learner would have up to 30 minutes to deliver their presentation).

Register Here for Open Cohort (September 2023)

Open Cohort – November 2023

Part 1– Wednesday 08 November 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00

Part 2– Wednesday 15 November 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00

Part 3– Wednesday 22 November 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00

Part 4– Wednesday 29 November 2023 – 10:00 to 13:00

Presentation Assessment Session – Wednesday 14 February 2024 – 10:00 to 13:00 (each learner would have up to 30 minutes to deliver their presentation).

Register Here for Open Cohort (November 2023)

What is the cost of the course and what are the payment options?

The cost of the course is £586 + VAT and Admin Fees.

The cost of the course with the Implementation Support Pathway is £986 + VAT and Admin Fees.

This needs to be paid at least 14 days before the start of the course. Refunds will only be applicable if at least 30 days’ cancellation notice is given before the course start date. Tickets cannot be transferred to alternative course dates. Admin fees are non-refundable.

You can pay in instalments (over 3 instalments). The first payment would be 50% of the total cost, with the two further payments both collecting 25% of the total cost. Payment over instalments requires your booking on the course to be made at least 2 months before the course start date. All instalments would need to be paid at least 14 days ahead of the course start date. Please do contact us to discuss payment options that would be suitable to you. You contact us via email at info@3spirituk.com or call us on 01442 368464.

Course Learning Outcomes and Mapping to National Standards

To view the course learning outcomes and mapping to national standards, please visit pages 4 and 5 of the course information sheet.

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