|Diploma Title||C & G Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (3080)|
|Unit Title||Unit 508 – Safeguarding, protection and risk|
|Guided Learning Hours||35|
|The plan is to complete unit 508 using the Learner Statement template. Safeguarding individuals from danger, harm, abuse or exploitation is the responsibility of everyone. Those who lead or provide adult care services have a particular role to play in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of those working in and in receipt of care and support services, their families and others. This unit sets out to explore the legal requirements that leaders and managers need to follow but also how policies and procedures must be applied in practice. The learner will develop an understanding of legislation, case law national and local initiatives in relation to safeguarding adults and children and young people. Learners will also review and critically evaluate their own policies and procedures in the light of legal requirements and local protocols. They will also work to ensure that colleagues and others are aware of all safeguarding requirements and follow all requirements which apply to their role. Learners will consider the wider aspects of danger, harm, abuse and exploitation in relation to both adults and children and young people and will be asked to explore the potential use of restrictive practices and the impact of such practices on individuals receiving care and support, family, team members and the organisation as a whole. Learners will be asked to evaluate how person centred practices can help to minimise the likelihood of restrictive practices being used. Learners should consider the following questions as a starting point to this unit: What do they understand by the term ‘safeguarding’? How much do they know about wider aspects of danger, harm abuse and/or exploitation? How are they supporting all work colleagues to be vigilant? Why is it crucial that managers in adult care services have an understanding of their responsibilities in safeguarding children and young people? Learning outcomes In this unit, learners will be able to: 1. Understand safeguarding legislation, local and national policies 2. Lead the effective application and review of safeguarding policies, procedures and protocols 3. Understand restrictive practice and potential impact 4. Understand the role and responsibilities of adult care practitioners in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people 5. Promote health and safety in the workplace Please ensure you read the guidance beneath each Learning Outcome in the Learner Statement to ensure you answer each point fully. All learning outcomes will be covered on observations which will be organised at a later date. Using the Learner Statement template provided I would like you to answer these questions using your knowledge and your day to day practices. Use examples but please remember confidentiality. If you are researching information please do not forget to reference where you have completed this, tell me the website or author and title of the book used. Remember you cannot directly copy information it must be in your own words. This qualification is about your job role and what you do. Before submitting your learner statement please proofread your work and check your spellings and grammar. Please do not use any abbreviations, the full name must be written. If you require any support or guidance please do not hesitate to contact me and I will give you further guidance.|
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