housing & housing services Training

In-House: Effective Safeguarding in Housing

housing & housing services Training

The Care Act requires all housing providers to have clear operational policies and procedures in place to safeguard adults. With the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill seeking to replace Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs), alongside changes to domestic violence policy, this course is timed to provide up-to-date guidance on safeguarding adults.

Book this Effective Safeguarding in Housing course In-House to gain knowledge on recognising and reporting safeguarding concerns including declining mental health, domestic violence and self-neglect.

Through workshops, discussion and analysis of relevant scenarios, learn techniques to effectively provide high quality support to vulnerable tenants and create a safeguarding culture within your organisation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Ensure that your organisation is complying with the Mental Capacity Act and gain an understanding of how the new Liberty Protection Safeguards will affect your role and your organisation
  • Develop an effective plan for co-operating and responding to hoarding and self-neglect
  • Create a comprehensive training strategy for your staff to identify, prevent and respond to domestic abuse
  • Take away a strategy for making safeguarding personal and ensure your organisation has robust safeguarding procedures in place
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Chair’s Introduction & Clarification of Learning Objectives


Complying with the Mental Capacity Act and Liberty Protection Safeguards

  • Ensuring that your organisation is complying with the Mental Capacity Act and the new Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • Receiving guidance and clarity over your responsibilities regarding mental capacity assessments, best interests determinations and liberty protection safeguards
  • Understanding what the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill will mean for your organisation’s safeguarding policy


Responding to Cases of Hoarding and Self-Neglect

  • Developing an efficient approach towards identifying hoarding in your housing association
  • Understanding how to work with tenants who self-neglect and hoard to develop a plan for improving their safety and quality of life
  • Gaining an insight into how working with different agencies can help you to respond to cases of hoarding and self-neglect


Morning break


Developing an Effective Strategy to Identify and Prevent Domestic Abuse

This interactive session will give delegates the opportunity to ask questions and discuss strategies for identifying and responding to domestic abuse

  • Establishing clear guidelines on how staff should respond to domestic abuse and address fears around confidentiality
  • Developing clear training processes that will enable your staff to identify early signs of domestic abuse through factors such as repairs and anti-social behaviour reports
  • Creating a culture that encourages staff to be proactive in identifying and addressing domestic abuse
  • Considering how recent changes to domestic violence policy will affect safeguarding housing policy




Workshop: Multi-Agency Working and Information Sharing

Delegates will engage in a Chair facilitated open-class discussion and formulate strategies for working in partnership and sharing information across departments and organisations

  • Learning how developing an effective multi-agency approach will create more efficient safeguarding procedures
  • Understanding how to comply with confidentiality, whilst still fulfilling your moral and legal responsibilities
  • Establishing clear and efficient joint working protocols
  • Incorporating best practice examples of multi-agency working into your organisation’s safeguarding strategy


Workshop: Making Safeguarding Personal

Work with the Chair to develop an action plan for creating personal safeguarding approaches

  • Interactive session which allows you to gain insight into the different strategies organisations adopt in order to create a personal safeguarding practice
  • Work with the Chair to identify possible areas of weakness in safeguarding approaches
  • Identify and evaluate your own implementation of the Care Act, monitor your impact, going beyond compliance, and incorporate best practice into your own strategies
  • Use real life scenarios to assess and analyse best practice


Feedback, Evaluation & Close

*Programme subject to change

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