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.
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Glossary of terms used in this Training.
- NHS – National Health Service
- LA – Local Authority
- MCA – Mental Capacity act
- MHA – Mental Health Act
- DOLS – Deprivation of liberty safeguards
- LPS – Liberty protection safeguards
- IMCA – Independent mental health advocate
- AHMP – Approved mental health professional
- MARAC – Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference
- DASH – Domestic Abuse, Stalking & Harassment (checklist)
- IDVA – Independent domestic violence advocate.