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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care

Course overview

A total of 103,900 safeguarding reports about vulnerable adults were referred in 2014/2015. The responsibilities of care workers involved in protecting the health, well-being and human rights of individuals are far-reaching. Allowing individuals to live free from harm, abuse and neglect can often mean involving health agencies, government departments or the police. Understanding the fundamentals of safeguarding is essential for anyone working in adult health and social care.

Learning Aim

“This qualification aims to give learners knowledge and understanding of the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding as applied to adult health and social care. Learners will investigate the principles and how they are applied in everyday work contexts. They will also have an opportunity to examine the dilemmas and consequences that can arise when these principles are not upheld.

The objectives of this qualification are to prepare learners for further training and to support a role in the workplace where the individual may work or interact with vulnerable adults.

Safeguarding adults and upholding the dignity of those accessing health and social care services are key principles in the sector. The purpose of this qualification is to give learners currently working or intending to work in adult health or social care an understanding of dignity and safeguarding and their relevance in health and social care, and how they can work to uphold these key principles.”

Learning outcomes

A statement of what a learner will know,understand or be able to do as a result of a process of learning. As well as achieve a NCFE CACHE LEVEL 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care which is an nationaly accredited and recognised qualification.

Course content unit 1

This unit contains three sections :

Section 1: Understand duty of care in adult health andf social care
Section 2: Understand dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care
Section 3: Extension activites “

Course content unit 2

“This unit contains three sections:

Section 1: Principles of dignity in adult health and social care practice
Section 2: Understand safegaurding in adult health and social care
Section 3: Extenstion activites “

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Online or Paper-based

Assessment method

Portfolio of evidence which is marked via an assigned tutor. Assessing knowledge/understanding. All units must be assessed in line with the Assessment Strategy.

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