Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Social Care
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Social Care
All local authorities are required, by law, to record and monitor ‘safeguarding concerns’ in their area. For the 2015–16 reporting year there were 186,860 reported concerns in England alone. Of these, over 60 per cent of the individuals at risk were aged 65 or over, and the most common type of abuse was neglect or acts of omission, followed by physical abuse. Sadly, according to statistics from the Safeguarding Adult Reviews for this period, abuse was a causal factor in the deaths of 60 people.
Hallmark’s learning resource for this qualification explores two key principles that everyone who works within health and social care should strive to uphold. The first principle is that of promoting and respecting an individual’s dignity. The second principle is that of safeguarding an individual’s right to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. These two fundamental principles are interlinked.
Candidates will also explore issues relating to duty of care within the context of adult health and social care. They will gain an understanding of possible conflicts and dilemmas faced between duty of care and individuals rights. They will also be able to recognise and report unsafe practice and understand the impact of own actions on individuals and others.