BTEC Level 5: Unit 8 Manage Safeguarding Protection and Risk in Adult Care Unit Aim This unit aims to prepare managers and aspiring managers in adult care to meet the challenges of safeguarding the users of services in their ca

BTEC Level 5: Unit 8 Manage Safeguarding Protection and Risk in Adult Care

Unit Aim

This unit aims to prepare managers and aspiring managers in adult care to meet the challenges of safeguarding the users of services in their care. With increased longevity, more users of services are presenting with vulnerability, including reduced mental capacity and overall frailty. These factors increase the need for an understanding of safeguarding and protection in a changing legislative and regulatory framework.

Unit 1

Create a leaflet containing information that is in line with organizational procedures. The following information is listed below:

Indicators of abuse
Measures to prevent abuse
Necessary steps in cases of suspected or alleged abuse

Unit 2

Produce a written assignment that must include the following information:

Evaluate the importance of balancing a respect for confidentiality with ensuring the protection and wellbeing of users of services, when managing safeguarding resources in the setting.
Evaluate sources of funding that are used to construct the safeguarding budget in own area of responsibility.
Discuss why everyone in the setting has a responsibility to act on concerns about abuse of children or young people in the setting.
Assess the actions to take if:
There are concerns that a child or young person is being abused
A child or young person alleges that they are being abused
Assess definitions of restraint and when it should be used in the setting.
Discuss examples of ‘hidden restraint’.
Evaluate potential situations when restraint may be used as a ‘last resort’ in the setting.
Discuss how to apply the regulatory requirements, codes of practice and relevant guidance to managing concerns about safeguarding in the setting.
Evaluate the role of the Local Government Ombudsman in the regulatory process as applied to the setting.
Evaluate own practice in promoting a balanced approach to managing risk in the setting.
Evaluate the effectiveness of the policies and procedures used for risk taking in the setting.
Evaluate the potential effectiveness of available support for assessing mental capacity and ability to give consent in the setting.
Evaluate the key factors of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards that are relevant in the setting, in terms of supporting teams in making appropriate decisions.
Analyse the role of advocacy under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in the setting.

Unit 3

Promote accurate assessment of risks in accordance with organisational procedures of own setting.

Unit 4

Arrange with your assessor to perform an observation to cover the following criteria:

Leading compliance with health and safety policies and procedures in the setting.
Supporting others to balance the rights and choices of users of services as part of a duty of care in accordance with organisational procedures.

Unit 5

Arrange with your assessor to create a witness testimony to cover the following criteria:

Meeting the needs of users of services for dignity and respect when using restraint in the setting in accordance with organisational procedures.
Supporting others to balance the rights and choices of users of services as part of a duty of care in accordance with organisational procedures.

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