This workbook provides the information and training needed to establish the minimum standard of competence required of those who work with adults. The National Competence Framework for Safeguarding Adults and this workbook, used together, enables employers and employees to establish consistency in approach to Safeguarding Adults. The workbook will enable employees to demonstrate competence in their practice in a way that is in line with their occupational role and responsibilities.
Safeguarding Adults is increasingly a core activity for qualified practitioners in adult and mental health services. Practice in this area requires a high level of skill and knowledge as professionals seek to Safeguard those most vulnerable and at risk of harm in society, whilst also striving to protect individual’s right to live their lives as they choose. This will often involve striking a balance between support and control, liaising with a wide range of professionals and people who use services and their families, offering a professional judgment on a complex situation whilst managing high levels of risk.
This is the second edition of this framework; it has incorporated the concept of ‘capability’ to reflect changes in professional developmental pathways. This term encourages an approach that supports professionals to think independently, critically and creatively. This framework sets out minimum standards a professional should seek to demonstrate in practice when safeguarding adults.
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