Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care
Designed for people who are looking to enter into or progress within the health and social care sector.
A total of 108,000 safeguarding referrals were reported by adults at risk in 2011/2012. The responsibilities of care workers involved in protecting the health, well-being and human rights of individuals are far-reaching. Allowing individuals to live free from harm, abuse and neglect can often mean involving health agencies, government departments or the police. Understanding the fundamentals of safeguarding is essential for anyone working in adult health and social care.
Key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding
Investigate the principles and how they are applied
Examine dilemmas that can arise
Consequences of when care principles are not upheld
Duty of care
Dilemmas and public concerns