Delivered by BASW’s accredited training partner DCC-i via MS Teams.

Since the implementation of the Care Act 2014, working with adults who may be at risk of harm and undertaking safeguarding adults’ enquiries has seen a shift in emphasis from process to personalised responses.

The Care Act section 42 duty of enquiry includes a range of actions undertaken or instigated by the Local Authority in response to an abuse or neglect concern in relation to an adult with care and support needs who is unable to protect themselves from the abuse or neglect or the risk of it. This one-day programme is designed for leads within provider service organisations, who will be responsible for the oversight and supervision of referrals and action plan, and in some cases s42 enquiries within the Safeguarding Adults Multi-Agency Procedures. It is mapped to level 4 of the Intercollegiate Guidance on Safeguarding Adults (RCN et al, 2019) and tailored for application in a provider service context.

Learning Outcomes:

This course will provide participants with the following learning outcomes:

  • Increased understanding of the legal and policy framework of adult safeguarding and s42 enquiries, including knowledge of the different stages of an enquiry, how the safeguarding principles apply and the importance of defensible decision making within the process.
  • Understanding of the responsibilities and accountabilities of own and partner organisations within the statutory process and multi-agency policies and procedures.
  • To be able to know how/when to provide specialist advice to practitioners, both actively and reactively, including clarification about organisational policies, legal issues, and the management of adult safeguarding in a care and treatment setting. Awareness of core quality assurance measures as they apply to s42 in their organisations, including the standards required for robust recording and reporting.
  • Understand the ethos, principles, and local application of Making Safeguarding Personal and be able to articulate this to staff and wider stakeholders.
  • Understand the role and responsibilities, including lines of accountability in place to support the leadership role and responsibilities within local procedures and the organisation.
    Learning Methods:

This training is delivered using an online interactive classroom approach and all delegates will be expected to take part to ensure an effective adult learning experience. Using whiteboards and breakout rooms, a combination of learning methods will be used throughout the day, including trainer presentation and group work in the form of case studies and reflection dilemmas to support application to practice. Local templates and expectations will be embedded in the programme where required and appropriate.

Please note – for health and safety reasons it is not appropriate to access these courses from a mobile phone. Whilst tablets can be used; delegates will find a laptop is easier as functionality on tablets are still limited.
Resources Required: All delegates will need a laptop with a functioning Mic and Camera to allow effective participation. Laptops should have an up-to-date Browser such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Where possible delegates should be using the MS Teams App and have ensured it is fully updated.

Programme Outline

9.00 Log-in – Check your connection, camera & mic (the get a cuppa)

9.30 Introduction to the session and the tech

9.40 The legal and policy framework for safeguarding adults’ enquiries

  • The role of the provider services safeguarding lead
  • The statutory duties in context
  • Making safeguarding personal as an approach
  • Multi-agency responsibilities and information sharing


11.20 Local safeguarding procedures and policies – application in practice

  • purpose, proportionality, and processes
  • the views and wishes of the person
  • working with families and social networks
  • local thresholds and decision-making

12.15 When is it a criminal matter? Working with police colleagues in public services safeguarding contexts.


13.30 Quality assurance in practice

  • Assessing competencies – setting and assuring standards in your organisation: clarity and responsibilities
  • The role of audit in quality assurance
  • Providing safeguarding supervision and consultation in teams and organisations.


15.10 Supervising safeguarding in the team/organisation.

  • Leadership for safeguarding within organisations
  • Safeguarding supervision – core skills and knowledge
  • Tracking internal and external processes
  • Roles and responsibilities at level 4: Self-assessment and development planning

16.15 Final feedback, questions, and evaluation

16.30 CLOSE

The Trainers:

Daisy Long Director of Organisational Evolution & Lizze Furber Principal Social Worker
Daisy Long (nee Bogg) is a qualified social worker by background, who has spent a large part of her career working within integrated health and social care environments, providing and developing professional practice and leadership in health, social care and strategic settings. She is well published, and holds qualifications in Social Work, Counselling, Practice Education, Mental Capacity, Mental Health, ILM Mentoring, Leadership & Management, and Training.

Daisy is Visiting Fellow at the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work (NCPQSW) at Bournemouth University, a role she has held since 2015. Daisy oversees our business and consultancy projects and has particular expertise in relation to mental health, mental capacity, adult safeguarding and social justice related areas.

Lizzie is a Social Work England registered social worker, warranted Approved Mental Health Professional and Practice Educator. Lizzie has a decade’s experience in a range of statutory mental health settings and specialises in working with people experiencing multiple exclusion homelessness. Prior to joining the crew, Lizzie worked in a rough sleepers’ mental health team in East London and has a expertise in multiple exclusion homelessness.

Lizzie has particular interest in Care Act 2014 s42 enquiries and self-neglect, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and executive capacity, Mental Health Act assessments for street homeless people and trauma-informed care. Lizzie has experience providing training for Social Work students, ASYE social workers and front-line practitioners in health and social care with the aim of promoting legal literacy and best practice when working with marginalised and “challenging to engage” populations

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