Safeguarding Adults Practitioner
A Safeguarding Adults Practitioner is required to provide coordination and take a lead role in safeguarding adults in the multi agency safeguarding hub (MASH).
The mash is a dynamic multi agency environment which the safeguarding adults team sits within. Based at the police station alongside police/ children’s safeguarding/ education and substance misuse professionals. The safeguarding adults team will consider concerns from the community and professionals and aim to support vulnerable individuals by undertaking s.42 safeguarding enquiries in order to prevent/ reduce/ remove risk of harm. The team work together as a supportive network and no decision is made in isolation, there is a wealth or knowledgeable professionals to provide guidance and assistance.
The Safeguarding adults team will coordinate enquiries through collaboration with other professionals and organisations. The service user remains at the heart of our work, using a strengths based approach and following the principles of safeguarding.
Our vision is simple. To make a real difference to the people and communities we serve. Now, and for the future. This means safeguarding the vulnerable, creating opportunities, building self-reliance and keeping Buckinghamshire thriving and attractive. All whilst ensuring that we’re delivering value for money.
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About the role
To provide coordination and take a lead role in safeguarding adults in the MASH. You will report directly to the Safeguarding Adult Business Manager and be happy and flexible to work across a large county to provide safeguarding support to all adults in all settings. You will have the skills and competencies to work in collaboration with key agencies whilst maintaining a person-centred approach role.
To lead on meeting safeguarding requirements relevant to the Care Act 2014 and in accordance with Buckinghamshire’s Safeguarding policies, procedures and quality assurance framework which all council employees are required to operate within.
Undertake safeguarding enquiries in accordance with s42 of the Care Act.
Provide information, advice and guidance to the general public on all aspects of keeping safe and prevention of abuse and neglect
Apply the principles of making safeguarding personal in everyday practise and ensure that service users and carers have an opportunity to provide feedback about their experience of safeguarding services.
You will have the skills and competencies to work in collaboration with key agencies whilst maintaining a person-centred approach role.
A Social Work Qualification or other relevant qualification. (Registered with HCPC) is essential
Experience in the following;
Proven ability to carry out complex client risk assessments.
With extensive knowledge and expertise in safeguarding adults law and an in-depth understanding of national developments in adult safeguarding practice.
Sound knowledge of person-centred safeguarding and positive risk taking- such as the Care Act 2014, DH Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP), Care & Support Guidance.
Please see the attached job description for further details
The job involves travel for business purposes: Often within and outside the county.
Required to work at Aylesbury Police Station and pass Police Vetting Check.
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