Learning Curve Safeguarding Level 2 workbooks and resources for online NCFE staff training
Safeguarding and Prevent Policy and Guidance
Safeguarding and Prevent Training for tutors
Work through the slides in conjunction with the workbook and once you have finished click on the link below to carry out a short test.
Topic 3Medway Safeguarding Children's Board and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board are continuously working towards the safeguarding of our community and they work in conjunction with a wide cross section of professionals to share information and best practice in the process. Please take a look at the sites below.
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The Disclosure and Barring Service
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) launched on the 1 December 2012 and merges the services previously provided by Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
Following the Protection of Freedoms Act receiving Royal Assent on 1 May 2012 certain changes came about in September.
Regulated activity is work that a barred person must not do. As a key part of changes to reduce the scope of regulated activity, the Protection of Freedoms Act removes from regulated activity, broadly, supervised work such as instructing or looking after children, which if unsupervised would be regulated activity.
The Act also places a duty on the Secretary of State to publish guidance on supervision. This guidance, to which organisations must have regard, is to help them decide whether the supervision they plan to provide will take the supervised activity out of regulated activity.
Organisations will be able to obtain an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check, but not check barred list status, for supervised work that is no longer regulated activity.
Topic 6How to protect yourself from abuse?
The resources in this section gives you information about domestic abuse, what you can do about it and where to get help, advice and support.
It is for anyone who is in an abusive relationship including men and people in a gay or lesbian relationship.
Domestic abuse includes any form of physical, sexual abuse, rape, threats and intimidation. Intimidation can be degradation, mental and verbal abuse, humiliation, depravation, systematic criticism and belittling.
If you are in an abusive relationship, please remember:
- You are not the only one
- You are not to blame
- You cannot change your abuser's behaviour
- Ignoring violence is dangerous
- Break the silence - don't remain isolated
- There is life after an abusive relationship
Domestic Abuse One Stop Shops offer free advice, information and support from a range of agencies under one roof to help victims of domestic abuse. Domestic abuse can affect anyone and therefore, if you are a man or a woman and would like to discuss your issues, you are welcome to attend. No appointment is required just turn up. It's at The Sunlight Centre, Richmond Road, Gillingham every Tuesday 9:30am - 12noon. .
Topic 8Female Genital Mutilation
Topic 9Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence
Topic 10Stalking and personal safety - being stalked can be a very scary experience, but there are ways that you can protect yourself. Here are a few websites with suggestions and also Medway Council's lone worker policy.
Topic 11Financial abuse
Topic 12Child Sexual Exploitation
Topic 13EBM - Everybody Matters
Topic 14Self Neglect
Topic 16Resources and Further Reading
Topic 17Extremism and Radicalisation
Preventing and Reducing the Risk of Harm to Vulnerable Adults Forum
The Statement of Government Policy on Adult Safeguarding published in May 2011, sets out the government’s vision for improving vulnerable adults safeguarding services.
It is based on achieving local service provision and outcome-focused practice. The statement sets out 6 principles for benchmarking adult safeguarding arrangements: empowerment; protection; prevention; proportionality; partnership; and accountability.
In addition, funding is also a critically important issue for safeguarding services, recently highlighted by the Commission on Funding of Care and Support's report, Fairer Care Funding, published in July 2011.
The report outlined reforms of funding for care and support, including an acknowledgement that individuals’ lifetime contributions towards their social care costs should be capped and the means-tested threshold should be increased.
The folder below gives presentations from senior level policy experts on various topics, including best practice for partnership approaches, personalisation of adult protection services, effective training for frontline staff and the challenges and opportunities for improving safeguarding outcomes.