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Self Neglect Awareness

Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Safeguarding and Legal

Course overview

This course has been developed for learners who have previously completed Safeguarding Awareness training and Mental Capacity Act training. The Care Act 2014 has formally recognised self-neglect as a type of abuse and neglect meaning that people who self neglect can now be supported by safeguarding adults approaches, as well as receiving more general support from practitioners. This course provides an awareness of what constitutes self neglect and will explore the key concepts of supporting the individual.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, small group activities and Safeguarding Adults documentation
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Care Act 2014

And the following QCF unit:
Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

Course content

What constitutes self neglect?
Recognising self neglect
Legislation and guidance
Court of Protection
Multi agency working
Principles of intervention
Key concepts of supporting the individual

Learning outcomes

Identify what constitutes self neglect
Have a working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act in relation to self neglect and when the Court of Protection could be considered 
Explain the importance of multi agency information sharing and creating robust risk management plans
Outline the role key partners play in managing self neglect
Describe the key concepts of supporting the individual


3 hours

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