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“One of the most important principles of safeguarding is that it is everyone’s responsibility. Health care stafffrequently work with people in their moments of greatest need and can witness health and social inequalitieswhich have a direct impact on the lives of people they care for.” Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies forHealthcare Staff August 2018“As health care professionals we know working with people to help them safeguard their health and wellbeing isessential 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 interventionbut when things are going wrong we need to act.” Dawne Garrett, Professional Lead for Older People and DementiaCare Royal College of Nursing & Author, Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff August2018This conference focuses the important issue of improving adult safeguarding practice in a hospital setting. Throughnational developments and practical case studies the conference will provide you with an essential guide toimproving adult safeguarding in your service. The conference will discuss the implementation of the new 2018intercollegiate guidance ‘Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff’ supporting you to ensurecompetence in practice, and will update delegates on essential legal developments in adult safeguarding includingthe implications of the Liberty Protection Safeguards and the 2018 Mental Capacity Amendment Bill which havemajor implications for healthcare. The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill was introduced to the House of Lords onTuesday 3 July and seeks to replace the current system known as ‘Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards’ (DoLs), the newsystem will allow the NHS, rather than local authorities, to make decisions about their patients, allowing a moreefficient and clearly accountable process (DH2018).This conference will enable you to:• Network with colleagues who are working to improve adult safeguarding practice in hospitals• Learn from outstanding practice in improving outcomes in adult safeguarding• Reflect on national developments including the 2018 guidance on adult safeguarding: roles and responsibilitiesfor healthcare staff• Improve the way concerns are identified, reported and escalated• Develop your skills in adult safeguarding investigation• Understand how you can improve information sharing and information governance within safeguarding practice• Identify key strategies for recognizing and safeguarding victims of domestic violence• Ensure you are up to date with the latest practical advice on pressure ulcers and safeguarding• Self assess and reflect on your own practice• Gain cpd accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague