The aim of this module is to enable you to achieve an in depth awareness of the issues relating to the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and the importance of multi-agency working to this area of expertise. You will critically analyse your own practice and reflection will inform your awareness of ethical issues which impact on the lives of vulnerable adults.
You will need to complete an induction prior to commencement of your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the University and your programme of study. Alternatively classroom-based induction days take place at our Lancaster and Carlisle campuses and are usually scheduled for the first week of each semester.
The running of this module is dependent on there being sufficient numbers of interest.
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Critically analyse and categorise different ways that a vulnerable adult's welfare can be affected by abuse and neglect
- Critically reflect upon the effectiveness of multi-agency working in the legislative framework concerning safeguarding vulnerable adults
- Demonstrate a critical understanding, and offer a reflective analysis, of the ethical issues pertaining to multi-agency working
- Critically examine and evaluate recent research into this area and recognise the impact of interventions on an individuals health and wellbeing
- Discuss the skills that individuals need to be effective practitioners of multi-agency working and reflect on your own values and attitudes and the implications for professional conduct and practice.
Indicative core bibliography
Penhale, B., and Parker, J. (2008). Working with vulnerable adults. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge.
Dimond, B. (2008). Legal aspects of mental capacity Oxford : Blackwell Publishing.
Dimond, B (2010) Legal aspects of nursing Oxford : Blackwell Publishing.
Collins, S. (2009). Safeguarding adults: a workbook for social care workersLondon : Jessica Kingsley.
Pritchard, J. (2008) Good practice in safeguarding adults: working effectively in adult protection
Mantell, A. Scragg, T. (2008) Safeguarding adults in social work
Mandelsam, M. (2009) Safeguarding vulnerable adults and the law. London: Jessica Kingsley
Mee, S.(2012) Valuing People with a Learning Disability M&K Publishers
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
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