Training and resources
Safeguarding Adults Training is available for anyone who works or comes into contact with adults at risk of abuse.
Level 1 Safeguarding Adults and Level 1 Mental Capacity Act are now available via E-Learning. The Devon Safeguarding Adults Board have aligned their training offer to the Adult Safeguarding Roles and Competencies Intercollegiate Document 2018. Therefore, the adult safeguarding training levels have changed. These Level 1 E-Learning courses were previously called Level 2 Raising Safeguarding Concerns and Level 2 Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards E-Learning. If you have undertaken the E-Learning within the last 3 years, then you do not need to undertake this module. If you have a Devon County Council or a NHS email address, you can create an account, and access the E-Learning via DEL. If you do not have a NHS or DCC email address, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for them to set up an account for you. You will need to include your full name, job title, full working address including postcode, email address and contact number in this email.
Safer recruitment (DBS checks)
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions. They help to prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children.
Making Safeguarding Personal
Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) is an initiative which aims to develop an 'outcome focus' to safeguarding work and a range of responses to support people to improve or resolve their circumstances.
Mental Capacity Act
The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) (2005) protects those who lack capacity and empowers them to make decisions for themselves wherever possible. It applies to people over the age of 16.
The Care Act (2014)
The Care Act (2014) sets out the statutory requirement for local authority social services, health, police and other agencies to both develop and assess the effectiveness of their local safeguarding arrangements.
Policy and guidance
Policies, guidance and resources to support practitioners in their safeguarding role, including information from the police and Devon County Council as well as multi-agency guidance.