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

Adult Skills & Training

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Course introduction

This programme will provide you with a thorough understanding of the importance of dignity and safeguarding. The content is valuable to those working in, or aiming to work in, the health and social care sector.

Course structure

Unit 1: Understanding safeguarding in adult health and social care

You will learn about national and local responsibilities associated with safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse. You will study how to recognise abuse and harm, as well as how to respond to possible cases of abuse or harm.

Unit 2: Principles of dignity in adult health and social care practice

You will focus on dignity, self-worth, wellbeing and how these can be promoted through good health and social care practice. You will also consider how the individual may be impacted by health and social care services and how principles of dignity can be applied. This section will further your understanding of how safeguarding can significantly improve an individual’s situation.

Unit 3: Understand duty of care in adult health and social care

You will explore the meaning of duty of care and how it influences health and social care practice. You will also develop knowledge of dilemmas and conflicts relating to duty of care and the range of support advice available for resolving such matters.

Unit 4: Understand dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care

You will develop an understanding of the various dilemmas that can occur in adult health and social care. You will look at ways of recognising dilemmas, explore how best to resolve them, and examine the support available.

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