Comprehensive Version (Updated December 2015) This is the third edition of this framework; it has been updated to meet the requirements of The Care Act 2014. This framework sets out minimum standards a professional should seek to demonstrate in practice when safeguarding adults. Click here to order Concise Version (Updated February 2016) This document is the concise version of the National Competency Framework for Safeguarding Adults, A Comprehensive Guide. The aim of this document is to outline the competencies within the workforce to allow staff and volunteers ensure the safety… Read More
Sarah Pilkington (2011) This workbook provides the information and training needed to establish the minimum standard of competence required of those who work with adults. The National Capability 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. Click here to order Read More
Di Galpin (2012) 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… Read More
Mike Lyne (2013) This workbook seeks to assist strategic and operational managers to benchmark existing knowledge and understanding of safeguarding adults at risk of harm and stimulate further investigation as appropriate. Click here to order Read More
This flip reverse workbook on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards has been designed and developed by the National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work at Bournemouth University in partnership with Learn to Care, the professional association of workforce development managers in local authorities. This is an accessible and informative workbook, packed full of case studies, activities and advice about the Mental Capacity Act 2005. We hope it will support practitioners to improve their professional practice and develop their knowledge and skills within key legislative and… Read More
The term Next of Kin (NoK) is commonly used and there is a presumption that the person you identify as your NoK has certain rights and duties. Health and social care colleagues should always consult the people closest to a person who lacks capacity to understand that person’s wishes and feelings to help them make a decision in that person’s best interests. However, the person identified as next of kin should not be asked to sign and/or consent to certain interventions (unless they have a legal basis for doing so… Read More
SAFE tool – Safeguarding Adults Framework Evaluation
The SAFE tool has been developed to support professionals working in the health and social care sector to improve their practice in safeguarding adults at risk of harm. The on-line SAFE tool enables a practitioner to reflect on their practice and provides guidance on how to develop their skills and knowledge in safeguarding adults at risk of harm for the future.
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 an individual’s right to live their lives as they choose. This will often involve striking a balance between support and intervention, liaising with a wide range of professionals and people who use services and their families, offering a professional judgment in complex situations whilst managing high levels of risk.
The SAFE tool can be used in tandem with the National Capability Framework for Safeguarding Adults, and the accompanying Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Harm workbook for qualified health and social care professionals, or as a standalone tool.
As with any support materials the key to their effectiveness is in the hands of those who use it. The SAFE tool provides a framework to help support the development of skills and knowledge it is not an end in itself but rather another step in your journey to becoming the best practitioner you can be.
We very much hope you find it of use.