Safeguarding Adults - e-Learning for Healthcare
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About the safeguarding adults programme

To live a life free from abuse and harm is a basic human right. We are all responsible for the protection of people at risk from abuse. Vulnerable adults rely on us to take the right steps to help keep them safe. If we don’t, who will? To ignore abuse and neglect is to allow it to continue and that is never acceptable.

  • Safeguarding is everyone’s business
  • Safeguarding is your business
  • It starts with you

About the learning resources

The National Intercollegiate Document ‘Safeguarding for Adults: Roles and Competencies’ defines the safeguarding knowledge, skills and attitudes required by staff working in health and care settings.  The document specifies the safeguarding competencies required at Levels 1 to 5, and additionally, for executive and non-executive directors at Board level.

Health Education England (HEE) has worked with subject matter experts to develop a set of high quality, national resources for Levels 1-4.

Level 1 and Level 2 Safeguarding Adults

These two levels provide an introduction to the requirements and responsibilities for Safeguarding Adults. The two modules also address the learning outcomes defined in the UK Core Skills Training Framework and are aimed at the following staff:

  • Level 1: All staff working in health and care settings
  • Level 2: All practitioners that have regular contact with patients, their families or carers, or the public

Level 3 Safeguarding Adults

This level is for registered health and care staff who engage in assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of adults where there are safeguarding concerns (as appropriate to their role).

Whether your organisation wishes to take a blended learning approach or entirely face to face approach to training Level 3 Safeguarding Adults, HEE has developed resources to suit either approach.

  Option 1: Blended learning approach Option 2: Entirely face to face
 
A free online course available on FutureLearn and lasting three weeks in duration.  Expected study time commitment of one hour per week.  The course includes online discussion, short video scenarios, quizzes and reading material.

 

 

A workshop toolkit comprising a guide to run a half-day face to face training session, slides and handouts.

 

A workshop toolkit comprising a guide to run a full-day face to face training session, slides, handouts and video resources.

 

 

If delivered as intended, either approach will cover the complete set of learning outcomes listed in the Intercollegiate Document and can be used ‘off-the-shelf’.

For organisations wishing to tailor the solution, the workshop guide, slides and handouts are available for download and can be adapted.  Similarly, the video resources can be used as part of a locally developed training session, if you wish.

Level 3 Safeguarding Adults – Implementation Guide

Level 3 Safeguarding Adults – FAQs

 

Level 4 Safeguarding Adults

This level is aimed at staff in specialist roles – named professionals. For Level 4, staff can access a gap analysis tool to discover relevant resources based on their current knowledge and skills, log their work-based learning and access a programme of live webinars on ‘hot topics’ running throughout 2020.

Enrolment is now open for these webinars. For each webinar, to register, select the link then select ‘join as a participant’, then ‘Registration’.

  • Self-neglect and inherent jurisdiction – Monday 10 February 2020, 12-1pm. To register click here
  • Fabricated and Induce Illness – Monday 4 May 2020, 12-1pm. To register click here
  • People in positions of trust – Monday 13 July 2020, 12-1pm. To register click here
  • Issues between different organisations – Monday 23 November 2020, 12- 1pm. To register click here

Level 4 Safeguarding Adults – FAQs

Acknowledgements

HEE would like to thank everyone that was involved in the development of each of the learning resources in the Safeguarding Adults programme.

Select the button below to download a copy of the acknowledgements.

acknowledgements

How to access Levels 1 and 2

If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Safeguarding Adults programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

If you are a manager and would like further information on accessing activity reports for staff in your organisation, then please go to: http://support.e-lfh.org.uk/my-activity/reports/what-is-the-authorisation-process-for-organisations-to-run-reports-on-their-staff/

NHS health and care staff in England

The Safeguarding Adults programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer when you move between NHS organisations.

Further details are available here.

Access from other Learning Management Systems

The Safeguarding Adults sessions are supported by the AICC communication standard. This allows for remote Learning Management Systems (LMS) to launch the sessions from the e-LfH content server as if they were loaded locally. Enrolment and tracking of usage is retained at the organisation’s LMS. If your local LMS supports AICC, please contact our support desk and we will provide you with the relevant links and instructions to set up courses.

How to access Level 3

Which option has your organisation chosen to implement?

Option 1 – a blended learning approach

So, you have chosen to implement the blended learning approach for Level 3.

How you choose to manage the process and capture data about staff completing the entire Level 3 will depend on your own existing systems and processes locally.  For example, the free online course runs several times throughout the year, therefore you may wish to consider running the complementary half-day workshop after each run of the online course has finished.  Check the enrolment page for the course run dates.

Your staff can enrol for the online course at: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/level-3-safeguarding-adults

Staff will require access to a computer with Internet access for the three-week duration of the course and should expect to commit one hour of study time a week at a time convenient to them. At the end of the online course they will receive a digital certificate at a permanent web page, with a unique address, to share with their employer.  If you have decided to request that staff complete the online course prior to attending the half-day workshop, then staff can be asked to share their digital certificate via email in advance.

It is expected that organisations use their existing systems and processes to register staff for the complementary half-day workshop and to record attendance accordingly.

Option 2 – a full day face to face training session

Simply download the guide and related resources from the Safeguarding Adults programme. Organisations are expected to identify an appropriately trained safeguarding professional, a suitable venue and necessary equipment to deliver the workshop. It is expected that organisations use their existing systems and processes to register staff for the half-day workshop and to record attendance accordingly.

How to access Level 4

If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Safeguarding Adults programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

If you are a manager and would like further information on accessing activity reports for staff in your organisation, then please go to: http://support.e-lfh.org.uk/my-activity/reports/what-is-the-authorisation-process-for-organisations-to-run-reports-on-their-staff/.

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