With the pandemic causing devastation across the care sector this year, keeping your service users safe has never been more important.
Adult social care has been on the front line in the fight against Coronavirus, but what lessons have we learnt about safeguarding, and how has this influenced CQC policy changes?
The Safeguarding Adults in Care Conference will provide an essential update on your legislative and regulatory duties, as well as explore best practice and latest thinking to ensure you are fully up-to-date and effectively fulfilling your duty of care.
The conference will support attendees to go beyond compliance and ensure you are safeguarding the physical, emotional and social needs of those in your care – putting the individual at the heart of your service.
What’s on the agenda?
- Priorities for safeguarding adults in 2021 – incl. legislation, lessons from the pandemic and supporting health and wellbeing
- How is CQC policy changing and how can you meet their requirements
- Defining roles and responsibilities, safer recruitment practice and assessing capacity and decision making
- Best practice risk management – incl. infection prevention and control, and balancing protecting health with independence, quality of life and social contact
- Handling incidents and responding to allegations and concerns – effective whistleblowing, investigations and report-writing, and learning from incidents
- Chairperson’s introduction
An overview: Safeguarding Adults in 2021
- Key Government legislation and initiatives
- How has the pandemic impacted safeguarding practice?
- The link between safeguarding, wellbeing and mental health
- Multi-agency working and robust safeguarding systems
- Break and Networking
Prioritising safeguarding across your service
- Roles and responsibilities
- Types of harm and spotting the signs of abuse and neglect
- Best practice safer recruitment processes
- Capacity and decision making
- Monitoring and improving your safeguarding policy
Effectively managing risk in your setting
- Key risk areas and identifying safeguarding issues
- Reviewing the safety of services
- Infection prevention and control
- Balancing risk with independence
- Making Safeguarding Personal
Handling incidents, allegations and responding to concerns
- Whistleblowing: best practice arrangements
- Handling complaints effectively and efficiently
- Conducting investigations
- Report-writing and record keeping
- Learning from incidents
- Break and Networking
CQC policy and inspections 2021: safeguarding and safety
- Changes to the way CQC regulates
- The use of surveillance
- Covid-19 and priorities for 2021
- What does outstanding look like?
- Driving continuous improvement
- End of conference