Adult protection – Multi Agency

Who is it for?

Aimed at staff who, in the course of their work duties, may come into contact with adults thought to be at risk of harm.


Course content overview

  • how to respond to concerns regarding an adult thought to be at risk,
  • your responsibility for reporting your concerns to social work services.
  • assisting with adult protection inquiries and investigations that require to take place
  • attending a case conference and contributing to an agreed multi agency protection plan.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To identify the background to the development and implementation of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007. The legislation sets out clear principles and duties for all public body employees, along with providing definitions of ‘an adult at risk’ and of ‘harm’.   These aspects of the legislation will be considered.
  • To raise awareness of the concept of adult protection and to explore the issues that it presents to staff in their practice. The importance of balancing the rights of adults with the duty of public bodies will also be considered.
  • The course will also focus on the importance of multi agency working, identifying what supports multi agency working and what may be seen as barriers to effective shared working.
  • By the end of the course, participants should be clear on the roles and responsibilities for all agencies within adult protection, be confident that they are aware of their responsibilities within that and know where they can access their organisational adult protection procedures.

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How long does this course last?

1 day

Who will provide this training?

To be advised


When is this course running?