2.2 Safeguarding

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  • 2.2 Safeguarding
    • The need for safeguarding
      • in April 2015, the Care Act established a new framework for care and support
        • adult safeguarding
      • safeguarding adults
        • rights to live free from abuse and neglect is protected
        • working in partnership to prevent the risk of abuse or neglect takes place
      • safeguarding children
        • defined in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015
        • protect children from maltreatment
        • prevent impairment of health and development
        • enable all children to have the best outcomes
        • provide safe and effective care
    • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
      • works closely with police
      • safeguards both adults and children from harm and abuse
      • prevents unsuitable people from working with vulnerable adults and children
      • searching police records and barred list information
      • whether to put a person on or removed from a barred list
      • placing people on DBS children's or adult's barred list
        • England, Wales and Northern Ireland
    • Disclosure and Barring Service checks
      • an employer can request a DBS check
        • foster or adopt
        • working/volunteering in health, social care and child care settings
      • applicants must be 16+
      • no expiry date
        • updated/checked when required
      • standard
        • spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings
      • enhanced
        • any additional information from police
      • enhanced with list checks
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