Adult Social Care An overview of legislation & Practice

Adult Social Care An overview of legislation & Practice

Yvonne Wright
Chinara Enterprises Associate, Author

Yvonne has worked in the social care field since 1985 and since that time has worked across a wide range of adult and child services, including Child protection, court work, Support for people with learning disabilities, and coordinating regional support services for a national health charity.

Having worked in social care for this length of time, has allowed Yvonne to experience a range of working environments – NHS, local authority, private and charitable sector. This has allowed her to view social work “with a wider lens” having experienced the joys and pitfalls of working in both specialist and multi skilled teams. She currently provides specialist safeguarding support and training within an NHS trust.

 Welcome to the world of adult social care. If this is your first time working in this field, or in the UK, it can seem a bit daunting to get an understanding of the legislation and framework that governs this field. This eLearning course is designed to equip you with a general knowledge of the key facts to help you on your adult social care career. I hope you find it useful, Yvonne Wright.

 

Learning aims & objectives

By the end of this course, you should have an understanding of the following:

  • The structure of Health & social care in the UK – and how this is changing
  • What are the main pieces of legislation governing adult social care
  • Key points of the following Acts – Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Mental Health Act 1983, Domestic abuse Act 2022
  • Understand what PREVENT is and your duties relating to this.
  • Know where to access further information on these and other resources.
  • This course will enable you to meet Part 5 of the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) and meet professional standards for CPD ,as defined by Social Work England.

 

Adult Social Care Glossary

Adult Social Care Glossary

Elly Goldsmith
Practice Educator Chinara Enterprises Associate, Author

Elly is a currently practising social worker experienced in adult mental health statutory social work, she is also a qualified Best Interest Assessor and Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP). She is based in London and has worked in the third sector and several London local authorities. She has particular interests in mental capacity, peer support and reflection for social workers, and creative approaches in social work. Elly trained via the Think Ahead social work programme and now sits on the Think Ahead alumni steering group.

To get the best experience please view this course on PC, Laptop or Tablets

Course Overview

This course has been developed to provide an overview of some of the different terminology used in adult social care in England.
It will also provide an overview of some useful resources in West Sussex. This e learning has been designed to support social workers recruited from overseas to work in adult social care in West Sussex, and has been commissioned by West Sussex County Council.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand key terms and abbreviations used within adult social care
  • Be able to use and understand these terms in context
  • Know where to look for further information or to check in future

 

Contextual Safeguarding

Contextual Safeguarding

Tosin
Practice Educator Chinara Enterprises Associate, Author

Tosin is Social Work England registered as an experienced social worker who has over ten years post qualifying experience, she brings a wealth of frontline child and family social work experience to the team.

Tosin has worked as a frontline social worker and has experience within several fields such as fields of Children protection, Mental health, Leaving and After care, Fostering, Child sexual exploitation and Asylum seeking. Tosin is also a practice educator with experience of assessing Social Work students.

Tosin has also worked for children’s charities whereby her role included advocacy, socio-educative work with the carers/parents of children who have been affected by sexual abuse.

 To get the best experience please view this course on PC, Laptop or Tablets

Course Overview 

This is a refresher course to develop your awareness and understanding of  Contextual Safeguarding in relation to Child protection in order to help keep the children and young people you work with safe.

Learning outcomes

Those that attend this course will gain a refreshed knowledge of:

  • Definition of Contextual Safeguarding and the two tiers of contextual safeguarding
  • Child Sexual Exploitation ( CSE) and Criminal exploitation ( in relation to gang affiliation)
  • Key Legislation for CSE
  • Definition, signs and impact of CSE and gang affiliation on Young people
  • Response: what you should do if you suspect a child is being exploited
Safeguarding

Safeguarding

Tosin
Practice Educator Chinara Enterprises Associate, Author

Tosin is Social Work England registered as an experienced social worker who has over ten years post qualifying experience, she brings a wealth of frontline child and family social work experience to the team.

Tosin has worked as a frontline social worker and has experience within several fields such as fields of Children protection, Mental health, Leaving and After care, Fostering, Child sexual exploitation and Asylum seeking. Tosin is also a practice educator with experience of assessing Social Work students.

Tosin has also worked for children’s charities whereby her role included advocacy, socio-educative work with the carers/parents of children who have been affected by sexual abuse.

To get the best experience please view this course on PC, Laptop or Tablets

Course Overview

This is a refresher course to develop your awareness and understanding of Safeguarding children and young people. It will provide an overview of some of the essential information to support you in keeping children and young people safe.

 

Learning outcomes

  • To develop an understanding of safeguarding thresholds, legislation and guidance.
  • To understand your responsibilities with regards to safeguarding.
  • Exploration of abuse: Neglect, Sexual abuse, Physical abuse, and Emotional abuse.
  • Response: what you should do if you suspect a child is being abused or if they disclose information.
  • Covid-19 Legislation and impact on practice.

The Care  2014, Coronavirus Act 2020 and Adult Safeguarding

The Care 2014, Coronavirus Act 2020 and Adult Safeguarding

Jan Carpenter
Chinara Enterprises Associate, Author

Jan Carpenter has two decades of public and private sector experience across a range of adult social care fields, within community, hospitals and residential settings. Jan is a qualified Advanced level Social Worker with supervisory-managerial and quality assurance experience, complemented by coaching and training skills and user feedback/quality audits. Committed to personal and professional development, improving workplace performance and quality of service user experience and outcomes.

This course aims to provide you with an overview of the Care Act 2014 as well as any national policies that inform practice in adult social care. Upon doing this course we will go through some of the key changes in the legislation following the Coronavirus  Act 2020, providing you with an understanding of the principles of adult safeguarding.

 

Learning objectives

  • To develop an understanding of some of the key legislation that informs practice in adult social care.
  • To have developed an understanding of your responsibilities as a social worker to undertake safeguarding adults enquiries.
  • To have an understanding of what constitutes abuse, the definitions, signs and how to respond.
  • To understand the key changes as a result of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the impact on social work practice with adults in need of care and support.

Older people and Substance Misuse and unwise decisions

Older people and Substance Misuse and unwise decisions

Jennifer Orgill
Practice Educator Chinara Enterprises Associate, Author

Jennifer Orgill is an experienced social worker, manager and trainer with over 20 years’ experience in the sector and is a past Chair of the British Association of Social Workers. Jennifer is co-director of her own specialist consultancy, Social Works Limited, which works predominantly with local authorities, voluntary organisations and the sector skills council Skills for Care on workforce development and adult protection issues.

To get the best experience please view this course on PC, Laptop or Tablets

Course Overview

This course has been developed to provide an overview of the impact of drugs and alcohol abuse and the impact on a person’s capacity. It seeks to provide some insight into factors that may contribute to addiction and how this affects a person’s capacity. This course is useful for social workers and health or social care staff working with adults.

Learning outcomes

  • Have developed a better understanding
  • What is meant by unwise decisions
  • Fluctuating and maximising Capacity
  • How to support those who drink and make unwise decisions
  • To assist in developing your skills and knowledge in drug, alcohol issues and capacity