The Care Act 2014, for the first time, set out a clear legal framework for how local authorities and other parts of the health and care system should protect adults at risk of abuse or neglect.
“Adult safeguarding” is working with adults with care and support needs to keep them safe from abuse or neglect. The framework allows key organisations and individuals with responsibilities for adult safeguarding to agree on how they must work together and what roles they must play to keep adults at risk safe.
Join this Webinar by Janice White, Solicitor, Coventry City Council to find out more about:
An overview of the relevant legislative framework including:
- What is ‘well-being’?
- ‘Making enquiries’
- What are ‘care and support needs’?
- When is a SAR needed?
- The duty of co-operation
- Practical tips for front line staff
Janice White – Team Leader, Legal Services, Coventry City Council
Janice qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and joined the Legal Services team in 1998, having previously worked in private practice ultimately specialising in criminal law. On joining the Council, Janice worked primarily in child protection work, but moved to focus primarily on adult social care work in 2002 and has not looked back. She is now the Team Leader for the People team in legal services: a team of 10, together they cover all aspects of children social care (particularly pre-proceedings work), adult social care, mental health, mental capacity, immigration and education law. In her spare time, Janice sings as part of a Barbershop chorus, dreams of opening a beach bar (preferably somewhere in the Caribbean) and, continues to kid herself that, one day, she will run that marathon.