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Undertaking Enquiries and Investigations for Safeguarding Adults (non-criminal investigations)

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Course Details

Date                          Time                 Venue                                                  TrainerTarget group

18 & 19 October 2017
6 & 7 February 2018

9:15am arrival for tea/coffee and registration
9:45am – 4:15pm
Tan Lan Training Room, Bron y Nant, Dinerth Rd, Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL28 4YN   
Emyr Owen

Conwy Social Services Managers, Level 2 & 3 Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Assessing & Reviewing Officers who work in Safeguarding Adults.


This course in mandatory for the above target group, even if they have done similar training before. Attendance on both days is required.

Course aims and Objectives

Day 1 will focus on Enquiries

  • Understanding the shift to working with people’s outcomes as part of the safeguarding adults processes and personalisation of a safeguarding approach. The concept of a “concern about a safeguarding situation” will be explored
  • Consideration of where the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act fits with other legislative frameworks
  • Understanding and applying the criteria of an adult at risk, scoping the nature of the enquiry, applying models of risk assessment and management to the situation
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of self and others, what is defensible decision making under Part 7 (e.g. section 126) of the Social Services and Well-being Act 2014.
  • Understanding and application of local and national guidance for safeguarding adults at risk

Day 2 will focus on Investigations

  • Scoping out the investigation for different situations e.g. concerns in provider services, concerns in community settings. Roles and responsibilities of various agencies
  • Best practice in involving the adult at risk and others, supporting the adult at risk to identify further their outcomes where they can, or consideration of best interests decision making
  • Interviewing styles and approaches for investigations, identification of best practice models
  • Understanding and application of local and national guidance for safeguarding adults at risk e.g.  assessments of risk, duty of care, employers’ responsibilities
  • Analysis of information, making recommendations, report style and structure and decision making
  • Practical approaches to presenting information at meetings.
  • Personal action planning for professional development

Course style will include presentations, reflective practice opportunities, discussion groups and practice of specific techniques. Handouts will be provided on the day.

For further information, or if you have booked a place on the course and have not received notification to attend please contact the Workforce Development & Learning Administrative Team. Please do not turn up to any course unless you have received notification of your place as the event may be fully booked.

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