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“One of the most important principles of safeguarding is that it is everyone’s responsibility. Health care staff frequently work with people in their moments of greatest need and can witness health and social inequalities which have a direct impact on the lives of people they care for.” Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff“As health care professionals we know working with people to help them safeguard their health and wellbeing is essential practice. It requires careful judgement, emotional labour and sound knowledge – and is not without risk. Safeguarding activity is widely recognised as a core responsibility and is as much about prevention as intervention but when things are going wrong we need to act.” Dawne Garrett, Professional Lead for Older People and Dementia Care Royal College of Nursing & Author, Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff“394,655 concerns of abuse were raised during 2017-18, an increase of 8.2% on the previous year” Safeguarding Adults, NHS Digital Nov 2018“Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) is about having conversations with people about how to respond in safeguarding situations in a way that enhances involvement, choice and control as well as improving quality of life, wellbeing and safety.” Safeguarding Adults, NHS Digital Nov 2018This conference focuses on the important issue of improving adult safeguarding practice in a hospital setting. Through national developments and practical case studies the conference will provide you with an essential guide to improving adult safeguarding in your service.The conference will support you to develop leadership in adult safeguarding, effectively identify and escalate adult safeguarding concerns and learn from case studies demonstrating good practice in adult safeguarding in domestic violence, frail older people, delirium, working with the police and ensuring learning from safeguarding concerns. The conference will also discuss the implementation of the intercollegiate guidance ‘Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff’ supporting you to ensure competence in practice, and will update delegates on essential legal developments in adult safeguarding including the implications of the Liberty Protection Safeguards and the 2019 Mental Capacity Amendment Act which have major implications for healthcare.This conference will enable you to:Network with colleagues who are working to improve adult safeguarding practice in hospitalsLearn from outstanding practice in improving outcomes in adult safeguardingReflect on national developments including the 2019 Mental Capacity Amendment Act and the recent national guidance on adult safeguarding: roles and responsibilities for healthcare staffDevelop clinical leadership in adult safeguardingImprove the way concerns are identified, reported and escalatedDevelop your skills in adult safeguarding investigationIdentify key strategies for recognizing and safeguarding victims of domestic violenceEnsure effective safeguarding practice when working with frail older adults, or adults with deliriumUnderstand your role when working with the policeImprove information sharing and information governance within safeguarding practiceEnsure you are up to date with the latest practical advice on learning from safeguardingSelf assess and reflect on your own practiceGain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence