Adult Social Care training and development - Safeguarding: Section 42 enquiry


David Gell

  • 11 January 2022


Course details

Course aims:

  • To further develop the practitioner’s knowledge and skills base in undertaking a Section 42 Enquiry and consider implications of the Care Act 2014

There will be a workbook to review prior to the session.

Course outcomes:

  • Understand the legal and policy framework relating to Safeguarding Adults
  • Understand the local frameworks in relation to section 42 enquiries
  • Feel confident in adopting the Making Safeguarding Personal for a person with care and support needs within an enquiry
  • Analyse the information gathered and assess risk through a positive risk assessment approach
  • Understand when to instruct an advocate in adult safeguarding enquiries
  • Understand the importance of adopting multi-agency approaches within safeguarding adult enquiries

Course length

3 hrs online via Zoom

Knowledge and Skills Framework

Safeguarding (4) Mental capacity (5) Effective Assessments and outcome-based support planning (7) Supervision, Critical reflection and analysis (8)

Professional Capability Framework

Values and Ethics: Apply social work ethical principles and values to guide professional practice (2) Knowledge: Apply knowledge of social sciences, law and social work practice theory (5) Contexts and organisations: Engage with, inform, and adapt to changing contexts that shape practice. Operate effectively within multi agency and inter professional partnerships and settings (8)

Target group

Mandatory for Social workers
Desirable for Community Case Workers
Role related for other social care staff as appropriate.


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