Learning Lessons from Safeguarding Adults Reviews

Date & Time:

Tuesday 25 January 2022 (13:30 - 16:30)
Wednesday 26 January 2022 (13:30 - 16:30)

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Target Group / Level

Staff Groups B, C, and D as per the Safeguarding Adults: Professional Competencies in working with people and delivering safeguarding services. 

Note: This is an advanced session for experienced practitioners and not an awareness session. The session can be used as an annual refresher for experienced practitioners as the content is updated each year. 

Course Overview

The course aims to enable practitioners, in a supportive, non-blaming environment, to understand the key themes emerging from Safeguarding Adults Reviews (in Wales these are called “Safeguarding Adults Practice Reviews”). Participants will also reflect on what the learning means for their practice with service users and their communication and joint working with staff of partner agencies. This session will look at a selection of Reviews from across England and Wales, as well as some Reviews which are more local to Sutton.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will: 

• Be able to understand the themes emerging from SARs/SAPRs and what these mean for developing individual practice 
• Have analysed different sections of SARs/SAPRs with a view to considering the multi-agency context and the risks to the service user 
• Understand the concept of static and dynamic risks and the protective / mitigating factors within a person’s life and how to balance them 
• Have clarified best practice in information sharing and the multi-agency dynamics which can operate to as a barrier to gathering information 
• Know how to use supervision effectively to share and analyse risk 
• Understand the inter relationship between the Mental Capacity Act and safeguarding work and how the assumption of capacity and the concept of ‘lifestyle choice’ can detract from understanding the risk of harm 
• Know how the ‘Rule of Optimism’ can operate when there are serious risks to service users and understand how to recognise this 
• Appreciate the importance of ‘professional curiosity’ in all safeguarding work 

Special Notes

The Zoom link to access the session will be provided one or two days prior to the event.

Please note that Zoom does not work with Internet Explorer or Safari and there will be issues with sound or video. An up-to-date browser such as Google Chrome or if you have a windows-based laptop, you can find Microsoft Edge by typing it into the search in the start bar.   All LBS staff are set up with compatible Google Chrome laptops.  

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