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Skip to 0 minutes and 1 secondI always make it a point to walk to work every morning. Being a healthcare professional, I can appreciate the benefits of a vigorous stroll, even if it means having to navigate through the hustle and bustle of London. Speaking of navigating, I must have passed at least a hundred road signs all the way from my home to the location of our shoot here today. It's no surprise that these signs are complex and well considered, with a primary purpose of keeping people safe. But mistakes still happen, accidents happen, and unfortunately, sometimes people are left at risk. So I often wonder, what's the point?

Skip to 0 minutes and 38 secondsWho are these signs meant for-- innocent pedestrians and road users like ourselves, or the authorities who could be taken to task for not making our roads safe? My name is Marino Latour. I'm a mental health professional by background, and I'm the Designated Safeguarding Adults Professional for NHS Merton and Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group. And I'm David Blain, a paramedic by clinical background with 40 years NHS experience. I'm the Regional Designated Safeguarding Adults Professional for NHS England and NHS Improvement across the North Region of England. Safeguarding is a term that should never be taken lightly within our health system. And yet, abuse and neglect are aspects that may arise within your role as a healthcare professional.

Skip to 1 minute and 27 secondsSo together, we'll be taking you through this Level 3 blended learning course on safeguarding adults, commissioned by Health Education England. During the next three weeks, we will examine the factors and the risks that may impact the quality of safeguarding in the health community. We will dig into the different aspects of the relevant legislation, examine the role of communication between different agencies and healthcare professionals, and deliberate how documentation and the safeguarding supervision are essential in protecting adults at risk. We will also examine the case study of Sofia Golescu and how healthcare professionals missed opportunities to keep her safe. So welcome to the course. Let's get going. But first, here's a thought-provoking question for you to consider.

Skip to 2 minutes and 18 secondsFrom your everyday experience, with all these safeguards in safeguarding, who exactly do they protect?

Welcome to the course

Safeguarding is a term that should never be taken lightly within our health system. As a healthcare professional, it’s vital that you know how to deal effectively and sensitively with issues of abuse and neglect that you may encounter in your role.

Watch the video to meet key educators, David Blain and Marino Latour, who will outline the main themes of professional safeguarding and guide you through this course.

With their help you’ll build the necessary skills to ensure people at risk of abuse and neglect receive the care and protection they need to stay safe and unharmed.

You can take this course as part of a blended learning approach to achieving Safeguarding Adults Level 3 compliance. It assumes you have already completed your Level 1 and 2 training.

The course is also suitable for anyone interested in safeguarding as part of personal development and educational improvement. If you do not work in England, then you may be interested in this course to learn more about English legislation on this topic.

Something to consider…

After watching the video, have a think about safeguarding in your own experience. Who do all the safeguards actually protect?

When you’re ready, click ‘Mark as complete’ to record your progress. Then move on to the next step to read a short article about learning online. Best of luck!

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Safeguarding Adults: Level 3 Training

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