Welcome to the East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board

The Safeguarding Adults Board are responsible for protecting an adult's right to live in safety, free from abuse. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse, while at the same time making sure that the adult's wellbeing is promoted including, where appropriate, having regard to their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding on any action.

Our aims are to:

  • stop abuse or neglect wherever possible
  • prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to adults with care and support needs
  • safeguard adults in a way that supports the adult in making choices and having control over how they want to live
  • promote an approach that concentrates on improving life for the adult concerned.
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What is abuse or neglect?

Below is a list of the types of behaviour which could give rise to a safeguarding concern. This is not an exhaustive list, please report any safeguarding concerns to the Safeguarding Adults Board immediately.

Physical abuse

Physical abuse could be any of the following:

  • assault
  • hitting
  • slapping
  • pushing
  • misuse of medication
  • restraint or inappropriate physical sanctions

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse could be any of the following:

  • psychological
  • physical
  • sexual
  • financial
  • emotional abuse
  • so called 'honour' based violence

Sexual abuse

Sexual abuse could be any of the following:

  • rape or sexual assault
  • indecent exposure
  • sexual harassment
  • inappropriate looking or touching
  • sexual teasing or innuendo
  • sexual photography
  • subjection to pornography or witnessing sexual acts
  • sexual acts to which the adult has not truly consented

Psychological abuse

Psychological abuse could be any of the following:

  • emotional abuse
  • threats of harm
  • deprivation of contact
  • humiliation
  • blaming
  • controlling
  • intimidation
  • harassment
  • verbal abuse
  • cyber bullying
  • isolation or unreasonable and unjustified withdrawal of services

Financial or material abuse

Financial or material abuse could be any of the following:

  • theft
  • fraud
  • internet
  • scamming
  • coercion in relation to an adult's financial affairs including in connection with wills, property, or financial transactions
  • the misuse or misappropriation of property, possessions or benefits

Modern slavery

Modern slavery could be any of the following:

  • slavery
  • human trafficking
  • sexual harassment
  • forced labour
  • domestic servitude

Discriminatory abuse

Discriminary abuse could be any of the following:

  • including forms of harassment, slurs or similar treatment; because of race, gender and gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion

Organisational abuse

Organisational abuse could be any of the following:

  • including neglect and poor care practice within an institution or specific care setting such as a hospital or care home, or in relation to care provided in one's own home. It can be through neglect or poor professional practice as a result of the structure, policies, or practices within an organisation

Neglect and acts of omission

Neglect and acts of omission could be any of the following:

  • including ignoring medical, emotional or physical care needs, failure to provide access to appropriate health, care, the withholding of the necessities of life, such as adequate nutrition and heating

Self neglect

Self neglect could be any of the following:

  • including neglecting to care for ones personal hygiene, health or surroundings and includes behaviour such as hoarding

How to report abuse, neglect concerns

If you have any abuse or neglect concerns or have witnessed any abuse please report it immediately using either the online form or downloadable paper based form below.

Report online

Reports via the online form are preferred and can be made 24 hours a day seven days a week.

Report your concerns online

Report using paper based form

Download the paper based form in PDF format below. Please print, complete and post to XXX.

Report your concerns online

Report by phone

The safeguarding adults team can be contacted by phone 9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am - 4.30pm Friday.

Tel: 01482 396940

Please note: there are currently differences between the online and paper based forms. The web version will be brought into line with the electronic and the paper based forms as soon as possible.

Training for professionals

Below is a list of the types of behaviour which could give rise to a safeguarding concern. This is not an exhaustive list, please report any safeguarding concerns to the Safeguarding Adults Board immediately.

Level 1 - Recognising Adult Abuse (3 hrs)

This course is suitable for all delegates working within the voluntary and independent sector, supporting Adults at Risk of harm (formerly Vulnerable Adults), in a range of settings.

This is a pre-requisite course to further learning provided by the Board.

Target Group:

  • Are new in post and not previously attended this training or refreshing knowledge
  • Need to meet various standards/qualifications/continual professional development

Aims:

To provide awareness at an introductory level, using power points, DVD case studies, group work and an opportunity for questions/discussions in relation to the following:-

  • Policy and Procedures, whilst giving due to regard to the individual’s wishes, capacity and consent

Outcomes:

  • To have greater awareness of how to recognise abuse is occurring and understanding your role in determining what action to take
  • Currently Maps against the Care Certificate Standard 10 and the Bournemouth Competency Standards

Contents:

  • Overview of Policy, Procedures and Practice
  • Exploring the ten types of abuse; potential indicators to consider; who may abuse why and where might abuse take place
  • Identifying how to report a concern, suspicion, disclosure or witnessing of abuse, applying your In House

The Level 1 - Recognising Adult Abuse course is available in a variety of options:

  1. Face to face ‘multi agency’ training session (now 3 hours) delivered at a venue near you by a Board Training Officer or a Core Trainer.
  2. Face to Face ‘in house’ training delivered by an ‘Active’ Cascade Trainer registered with the Safeguarding Adults Board.
  3. Workbook - offering a flexible approach to learning; can be used at a convenient time, has to be completed with support and supervision from a manager, can be completed as a group activity or individually –it provides information and checks learning using a variety of questions. To download a copy of the ERSAB Workbook please click on the link below. Answers are available to Managers from the SAB Administration team. ERSAB Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Harm Level 1 Workbook
  4. An E-learning package with the opportunity to engage on line with an activity based learning tool is now available. Safeguarding Adults Level One e-Learning Module for the private voluntary and independent sectors (opens in a new window) Please note that it is recommended that the e-Learning module is accessed through a Google Chrome browser.

Delegates are encouraged to apply and attend further courses, which are provided free of charge by the Safeguarding Adults Board. For further information email sab@eastriding.gov.uk or ring our administration team on 01482 396940 or access www.ersab.org.uk

Level 2 - Reporting a Concern (3 hours)

This course is suitable for all delegates working within the voluntary and independent sector supporting 'Adults at Risk of Harm' (formerly Vulnerable Adults), in a range of settings.

This is a pre-requisite course for further learning provided by the Board.

Target Group:

  • This course is a pre-requisite to attending Level 3 Safeguarding
  • Are new in post or refreshing knowledge
  • May need to meet various standards/qualifications/continual professional development

Aims:

To raise the profile of the Safeguarding Adults Operational Guidance and apply this to:

  1. reporting a concern and
  2. completing Form 1 (Concerns Form)

Outcomes:

  • To be able to use the Operational Guidance and supporting Local Harm Threshold Table and Decision Making Flow Chart.
  • To be able to complete Form 1 to a high standard.

Course content:

  • Engage with delegates from a range of agencies and disciplines
  • Check out existing safeguarding knowledge and understanding
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005 delivered at Foundation Level
  • Applying the Mental Capacity Act in practice
  • Revisit current knowledge and understanding

Level 2 - Mental Capacity Act 2005 (3 hrs)

This course is suitable for all delegates working within the voluntary and independent sector supporting 'Adults at Risk of Harm' (formerly Vulnerable Adults), in a range of settings.

This is a pre-requisite course for further learning provided by the Board.

Target Group:

  • This course is a pre-requisite to attending Level 3 Safeguarding
  • Are new in post or refreshing knowledge
  • >May need to meet various standards/qualifications/continual professional development

Aims:

To be aware of your role and responsibility when applying the Mental Capacity Act 2005, within the safeguarding adults context.

Outcomes:

  • Reflect on current knowledge and dilemmas in practice
  • Greater awareness of how the Mental Capacity Act 2005 impacts on the Safeguarding Reporting process and the wishes of the individual

Course content:

  • Engage with delegates from a range of agencies and disciplines
  • Check out existing safeguarding knowledge and understanding
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005 delivered at Foundation Level
  • Applying the Mental Capacity Act in practice
  • Revisit current knowledge and understanding

Level 3 - The Role of the manager (Full day)

This course is suitable for delegates with safeguarding decision making responsibility, working in the voluntary and independent sector, working with 'Adults at Risk of Harm' (formerly Vulnerable Adults), within a range of settings.

Target Group:

  • As a pre-requisite, delegates must evidence attendance/knowledge at Level 1 Recognising Adult abuse and Level 2 (Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Reporting a Concern)
  • Have a strategic, managerial or operational decision making role within your organisation
  • Are new in post or refreshing knowledge
  • May need to meet various standards/qualifications/continual professional development

Aims:

To be aware of your role and responsibilities as a Decision Maker (to meet in House Policies and Procedures/other regulatory standards).

Outcomes:

  • To empower decision makers to reflect on past, current and future practice
  • Opportunity to network, sharing opportunities, good practice and barriers within the decision making process
  • Reflecting on individual practice

Course content:

  • Engage and network with delegates from a range of agencies and disciplines
  • Check out existing safeguarding knowledge, understanding and practice issues
  • Linking/applying the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Risk Management Toolkit (Level 2) within the context of decision making/actions to safeguard an adult at risk of harm
  • Research existing and new guidance/legislation
  • Investigation for speakers to attend; sharing reflective learning opportunities
  • Revisit current knowledge and understanding

Level 3 - Section 42 'Making an Enquiry'

This course is suitable for delegates with safeguarding decision making responsibility, working in the voluntary and independent sector, working with 'Adults at Risk of Harm' within a range of settings. This activity is also appropriate for those that supervise, manage or quality-assure the work of practitioners carrying out Section 42 Enquiries.

Target Group:

  • As a pre-requisite, delegates must evidence attendance/knowledge at Level 1 Recognising Adult abuse and Level 2 (Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Reporting a Concern)
  • Have a strategic, managerial or operational decision making role within your organisation
  • Are new in post or refreshing knowledge
  • May need to meet various standards/qualifications/continual professional development

Aims

This course aims to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of the legislation, principles and process needed to effectively support or undertake a section 42 safeguarding enquiry in line with the Care Act 2014.

Outcomes

By the end of this activity delegates will be able to:

  • Recognise when a local authority may undertake a Section 42 enquiry and under
  • what circumstances they may cause another organisation to undertake this role.
  • Develop an understanding of the framework of an enquiry and how to carry out an enquiry
  • Explain the role of advocacy within the section 42 enquiry process.

Course Content:

  • Making Safeguarding Personal
  • Capacity and Consent
  • The role of the Enquirer
  • Enquiry Planning
  • Questioning techniques
  • Case study/group work
  • Enquiry Outcome Report (Form 4)

Level 4 - Cascade Training (2 days)

This course is suitable for all delegates working in the statutory, voluntary and independent sector, working with 'Adults at Risk of Harm' (formerly Vulnerable Adults), in a range of settings.

Target Group:

  • Must have attended face to face Safeguarding Adults Training at Level 1 delivered by a Safeguarding Board Trainer, followed by Level 2 or 3
  • Must have managers approval to a) be a cascade trainer for the board and b) deliver in house training
  • Must be confident when speaking in front of people, especially within your own agency

Aims:

To provide delegates with knowledge, information and training tools to deliver the Level 1 Foundation Training, as a Cascade Trainer (within your own agency) with confidence.

Outcomes:

  • Have a clear understanding of Legislation, Policies, Procedures and Training Resources that support making safeguarding personal, to ensure a consistent and confident Level 1 Foundation Programme is delivered to in house staff.

Course content:

Day 1
  • Review expectations of Cascade Trainers role
  • Observe delivery of Level 1 programme
  • Review training materials and content
Day 2
  • Co-deliver course content
  • Research legislation and guidance
  • Deliver group presentation

Level 5 - Core Trainer (Individual Induction)

Course details

The role of Core Trainer is different to Cascade Trainer. The Pathway remains the same, however following on from becoming a Cascade Trainer; you can apply to become a Core Trainer, delivering some of the above programmes to people on behalf of the board. This will enhance your professional development, especially if you wish to study to become an adult educator.

How do I apply to attend this training?

To discuss this further, please contact the Safeguarding Adults Board training coordinator on 01482 392092

Level 1 - Communication and Recording (3 hrs)

This course is suitable for all delegates working within the voluntary and independent sector, supporting 'Adults at Risk of Harm' (formerly Vulnerable Adults), in a range of settings.

Delegates must have attended Level 1 Recognising Adult Abuse (provided in the following formats: Face to Face training session, Cascade training session or Workbook)

Target Group:

  • Anyone advocating, supporting, caring or working with an adult at risk of harm
  • Working in the independent and voluntary sector
  • Need to meet various standards/qualifications/continual professional development

Aims:

To understand why effective communication is important within the work setting, providing an awareness at an introductory level, using power points, case studies, group work and an opportunity for questions/discussions in relation to the following:-

Outcomes:

Recognise the importance of effective communication in practice, underpinning knowledge, good principles and skills.

Content:

  • Consider good practice and barrier to effective communication
  • Review your listening, responding and reflection skills
  • Explore the principles of accurate record keeping
  • Link the importance of effective communication and recording to keeping everyone safe, including you
.