Safeguarding Knowledge Quiz

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Safeguarding Knowledge Quiz

To help you complete the questions below you will need to make yourself familiar with the following documents:

• No Secrets 2000

• Safeguarding Adults Multi-agency Policy, Procedures and Guidance Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth July 2013

• Making Decisions – Lord Chancellor’s Department 1999

• Mental Capacity Act 2005

• Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards April 2009

• Human Rights Act 1998

Links to these documents can be found within the question text, just click on the blue underlined titles to access.

1. What is the definition of a “Vulnerable Adult” as defined in ‘No Secrets’2000 (DH)

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2. What is the definition of abuse in “No Secrets”?

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3. What factors inform any assessment of seriousness, according to the Safeguarding Adults Multi-agency Policy, Procedures and Guidance Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth July 2013. ‘’

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4. Hampshire County Council State that “Vulnerable Adults” have the right to:

(tick all that apply)

|Be made aware of policies and guidance and organisations which may provide help and support; and |[pic] |

|their right to support / representation by an independent advocate | |

|Be safe, secure and supported |[pic] |

|A safeguarding response under the procedures if they have allegedly caused the harm |[pic] |

|An assumption of capacity |[pic] |

|Their disclosure not being passed on if they refuse help |[pic] |

|Be listened to, informed and included in the investigation process in any situation of abuse |[pic] |

|Be taken seriously |[pic] |

|Be given information to help them make informed decisions |[pic] |

|Make unwise decisions |[pic] |

|Be told the outcomes of any investigation |[pic] |

|Have investigations conducted by skilled, appropriately trained people |[pic] |

|Be given information about, and support to access appropriate specialist support groups / services |[pic] |

|Be invited to a case conference to discuss the outcomes of the investigation |[pic] |

5. Where can abuse occur? Please explain your answer fully.

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6. How many types of abuse are identified in “No Secrets”? Please give examples of each.

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7. What are your responsibilities if you suspect abuse?

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8. If you have a concern about abuse, what immediate action should you take? (tick as many as apply)

|Report concerns to appropriate manager or supervisor |[pic] |

|Report concerns to the Contact Centre |[pic] |

|Attend strategy meeting |[pic] |

|Confront the person alleged to have caused the harm |[pic] |

|Preserve evidence |[pic] |

|Support and reassure the person |[pic] |

|Investigate the abuse |[pic] |

|Consider a referral to the Disclosure and Barring Service |[pic] |

|Log nature of the alleged abuse |[pic] |

|Report concerns to the named Social Worker/Care Manager |[pic] |

|Do nothing |[pic] |

|Ensure the immediate safety of the person |[pic] |

|Notify the persons relatives |[pic] |

|Interview all witnesses |[pic] |

9. Which type of abuse might be a criminal offence?

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10. Which agencies have a lead responsibility to co-ordinate all investigations

into abuse of vulnerable adults?

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11. What is the Department of Health 6 Principles of Safeguarding, which are referred to in the Statement of Government Policy May 2011?

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12. Which primary pieces of legislation underpin safeguarding adults work?

(tick four you think are the most important)

|Mental Capacity Act 2005 |[pic] |

|NHS and Community Care Act 1990 |[pic] |

|Theft Act 1968 |[pic] |

|Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 |[pic] |

|Protection from Harassment Act 1997 |[pic] |

|Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 |[pic] |

|Human Rights Act 1998 |[pic] |

|Health and Social Care Act 2008 |[pic] |

|Mental Health Act 1983 |[pic] |

|Sexual Offences Act 2003 |[pic] |

|Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 |[pic] |

13. What safeguarding response should take place where a person has a dementia, mental health problem or a learning disability?

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