Standard 10: Safeguarding Adults

Standard 10 of the Care Certificate explores safeguarding vulnerable adults by recognising the types, signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect, how to reduce the likelihood of abuse and/or neglect, how to respond and the underlying policies, systems and legal frameworks.


Learning Outcomes & Assessment Criteria

Learning OutcomeAssessment Criterion
10.1 Understand the principles of Safeguarding adults10.1a Explain the term safeguarding adults
10.1b Explain their own role and responsibilities in safeguarding individuals
10.1c List the main types of abuse
10.1d Describe what constitutes harm
10.1e Explain why an individual may be vulnerable to harm or abuse
10.1f Describe what constitutes restrictive practices
10.1g List the possible indicators of abuse
10.1h Describe the nature and scope of harm to and abuse of adults at risk
10.1i List a range of factors which have featured in adult abuse and neglect
10.1j Demonstrate the importance of ensuring individuals are treated with dignity and respect when providing health and care services
10.1k Describe where to get information and advice about their role and responsibilities in preventing and protecting individuals from harm and abuse
10.2 Reduce the likelihood of abuse10.2a Describe how care environments can promote or undermine people’s dignity and rights
10.2b Explain the importance of individualised, person centred care
10.2c Explain how to apply the basic principles of helping people to keep themselves safe
10.2d Explain the local arrangements for the implementation of multi-agency Safeguarding Adult’s policies and procedures
10.2e List ways in which the likelihood of abuse can be reduced by managing risk and focusing on prevention
10.2f Explain how a clear complaints procedure reduces the likelihood of abuse
10.3 Respond to suspected or disclosed abuse10.3a Explain what to do if abuse of an adult is suspected; including how to raise concerns within local whistleblowing policy procedures
10.4 Protect people from harm and abuse – locally and nationally10.4a List relevant legislation, local and national policies and procedures which relate to safeguarding adults
10.4b Explain the importance of sharing information with the relevant agencies
10.4c Describe the actions to take if they experience barriers in alerting or referring to relevant agencies

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