Safeguarding Adults for Managers Level 5 Accredited Course

Safeguarding Adults for Managers Level 5 Accredited Course

Having a strong safeguarding strategy should be at the heart of all social care practice. However, many services fail to deliver a preventative approach to safeguarding and instead have a disproportionate approach to protection, are predominately reactive and fail to learn from mistakes. Systematically applying the 6 key principles of safeguarding can help cultivate a reflective service that learns and develops from its errors and near misses.

This course will prepare managers to have a strategic view of safeguarding in their own service. It will help them 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. It will encourage managers to focus on quality of life, working preventatively, understanding proportionality and fostering stronger partnerships that will strengthen their safeguarding service.

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

This course is accredited with Advantage Accreditation Body to a Level 5. Candidates must complete all assessed work to pass the course. The course is delivered over four days and learners must attend all sessions.

Course Information Sheet

Download the course information sheet here.

Who should attend the Safeguarding Adults for Managers Level 5 course?

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

What resources would be made available to the course attendants?

Candidates will receive:

  • Workbook
  • Handouts
  • The 3Spirit PREVENT Safeguarding tool / Additional Tools and Resources
  • Exams

How long is the course?

The guided learning hours for this course are 22. The course is delivered over four days. However, additional time should be allocated to complete the workbook and exams.

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 accreditation.

The Safeguarding Adults for Managers Level 5 course assessment includes:

  • Completion of a workbook
  • Completion of exams
  • Completion (attendance) of the live training sessions to an appropriate standard

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

Investing in training in the short term can be preventative and reduce costs in the long term. Safeguarding inquiries prove to be costly to services.

As an accredited course, our Safeguarding Adults for Managers Level 5 course offers great employment prospects to potential future employers.

This course offers enhanced skills and can also be used in conjunction with a teaching qualification by individuals wishing to deliver safeguarding training in their own service. Cascade safeguarding infographic resources are available to support teaching and learning in team meetings or in training.

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

The course will run multiple times throughout 2021. It will be delivered online through Zoom.

June 2021 Cohort (4-Day Programme):

  • Day 1: Wednesday 9th June 2021: 10am – 1pm
  • Day 2: Thursday 10th June 2021: 10am – 1pm
  • Day 3: Tuesday 15th June 2021: 10am – 1pm
  • Day 4: Wednesday 16th June 2021: 10am – 1pm

September 2021 Cohort (4-Day Programme):

  • Day 1: Wednesday 15th September 2021: 10am – 1pm
  • Day 2: Thursday 16th September 2021: 10am – 1pm
  • Day 3: Tuesday 21st September 2021: 10am – 1pm
  • Day 4: Wednesday 22nd September 2021: 10am – 1pm

December 2021 Cohort (4-Day Programme):

  • Day 1: Wednesday 1st December 2021: 10am – 1pm
  • Day 2: Thursday 2nd December 2021: 10am – 1pm
  • Day 3: Tuesday 7th December 2021: 10am – 1pm
  • Day 4: Wednesday 8th December 2021: 10am – 1pm

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

The cost of the course is £547 + VAT + Admin Fees; £699 in total. This needs to be paid before the start of the training. 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 as per Terms and Conditions. You can pay over termly instalments. Please do contact us to discuss payment options that would be suitable to you. You contact us via email at or call us on 01442 368464.

Book Courses

You can book a place onto any of the above dates here.

Course Outcomes

The aim of this course is to develop skills in leadership in safeguarding

Days 1-2

1. Describe the aims of safeguarding
2. Explain the legislative framework for safeguarding
3. Describe key underpinning policies to support adults at risk

  1. MCA and consent to care and treatment
  2. Health and safety
  3. Person centered planning
  4. Positive risk taking
  5. Learning and development
  6. Recording and sharing information
  7. Recruitment

4. Analyse how the 6 key principles underpin safeguarding
5. Explain the key principle of proportionality
6. Explain what is meant by prevention and protection within safeguarding
7. Explain physical, psychological, sexual, financial and material abuse and neglect and acts of commission in relation to own service

Days 3-4

8. Explain organisational, domestic, discrimination, modern slavery and self-neglect in relation to own service
9. Identify associated crimes
10. Describe the duty to protect children and think family
11. Explain the importance of whistleblowing and sharing information
12. Describe how Making Safeguarding Personal supports rights
13. Describe risk factors and ways to reduce them
14. Give examples of restrictive practices and ways to reduce them
15. Describe how prevention strategies can lead to positive outcomes
16. Explain how to record and respond to abuse appropriately
17. Explain the process of enquiry
18. Describe how to support people to safeguard themselves
19. Describe the role of The Safeguarding Board
20. Explain how we learn from SAR’s to underpin policy development and quality assurance

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Become a Certified Trainer in LD & Dementia

Train the Trainer in Learning Disability and Dementia Programme

Successful completion of this course will qualify candidates to teach LD & Dementia Training for the next 3 years.

People with learning disabilities are now living significantly longer. However, as our population grows, they face age related health challenges. This includes conditions like Dementia, Delirium, Hearing Loss, Sight Loss and many other conditions that would cause difficulties to older individuals with learning disabilities. Where there are multiple conditions present in a person with a learning disability, accessing a timely diagnosis and supporting their independence remains a key challenge. This makes working and caring for older individuals with learning disabilities more complex, which if not addressed, would lead to increasingly poor outcomes for them.

Key Facts: Approximately 50% of people with Down Syndrome will go on to develop dementia, and 45% of them now live to over 60. People with a learning disability are also 3 times more likely to develop dementia.

Support staff working in learning disability services need to be appropriately trained to spot dementia signs and be able to work proactively to determine individuals at risk. Once someone develops dementia, staff need to be trained in how to manipulate the social and physical environment to enable the person to function optimally through the progression of the condition. Rather than commissioning external trainers to train your staff members on Learning Disabilities & Dementia, you can train them internally (by qualifying a few to teach Learning Disability & Dementia training), which would save you costs in both the short and longer terms. Having a trained workforce will also enable you to work proactively in identifying those at risk of dementia and putting in place early interventions, saving money down the line.

This course is a 3-Day course over a period of 2 months, after which candidates will be granted a certificate that will enable them to start delivering LD & Dementia training for 3 years from the day of receiving their certificates.

Course Specifications, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Strategy

Click here to download our course information sheet, which details the aims of the Train the Trainer in Learning Disabilities and Dementia course, its learning outcomes and how candidates will be assessed.

Course Requirements

Staff attending should have already completed a basic awareness programme in dementia and should be working in a learning disability service. This course would suit individuals currently working at a level 3 senior support level.

Cost of the Course

The cost of the course is £649.99, which includes all registration and VAT costs. The price of the course reflects the LD & Dementia teaching qualification candidates would achieve upon successful completion of the course.

Learn More/Book Course

If you would like to learn more about the course, or would like to book a place onto it, you can email us here or call us on 01442 368464 .

Payment Options Available

You can pay in full or over termly installments. Please contact us to discuss payment options that would be suitable to you.

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