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The complex nature of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs) and the continued difficulty in implementing the Care Act, is having a significant impact on adult safeguarding services. By fully understanding the adult safeguarding policy landscape, organisations will be in a much stronger position to protect vulnerable adults.

This Ensuring Effective Adult Safeguarding course will give delegates the necessary practical advice to manage DoLs and the Care Act, and learn how to work with other organisations to safeguard adults.

Working with the Chair, Sarah Mitchell, Former Director at the Local Government Association (LGA), delegates will develop strategies to help safeguarding adults, understand how to create a personalised approach and gain a greater appreciation of multi-agency working.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the ever changing adult safeguarding policy landscape
  • Learn about DoLs recommendations and ideas for interim solutions
  • Understand how you can best implement the Care Act
  • Safeguard adults through effective multi-agency working
  • Create a strategy to effectively safeguard adults
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair’s Introduction and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

The Adult Safeguarding Policy Landscape

  • Assess with peers, what are the current challenges are to safeguarding adults
  • The evolving role of Adult Safeguarding Boards
  • What do adult safeguarding reviews tell us?
  • Utilise safeguarding reviews to improve the services that you deliver
  • Learn about key adult safeguarding issues:
    • Financial abuse: scam
    • Self-neglect
    • Domestic abuse
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

Best Practice Case Study: Implementing the Care Act

  • Assess where you are with implementing the Care Act
  • Gain practical advice on complying with the Care Act and learn how to overcome obstacles to implementing the new duties
  • Learn how to deploy your resources more effectively
  • Gain the support of like-minded peers and organisations to ensure you are fully fulfilling your duties under the Care Act
12:00 - 13:00

Understanding the Mental Capacity Act and Recommended Changes to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

  • The current statutory duties under the Mental Capacity Act
  • DoLs recommendations and ideas for interim solutions
  • Learn how the proposed changes might be implemented
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14-45

Multi-Agency Working to Safeguard Adults

  • Learn how housing, fire and rescue, local authorities and health can work together to safeguard adults
  • Overcome organisational barriers to multi-agency working
  • Understand how to share information across sectors to safeguard adults
  • Develop systems and processes to report cases of neglect
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Create a Strategy to Safeguard Adults

In this interactive session, delegates will work with the Chair on a more effective adult safeguarding strategy.

  • Discuss in groups how your organisation can improve their adult safeguarding services
  • Establish what works best for you and your organisation
  • Engender an appreciation of adult safeguarding throughout your organisation
  • Create a more effective adult safeguarding plan to implement within your organisation
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and Close


etc. Venues – Marble Arch, London

Garfield House 86 Edgware Road, London, W2 2EA