Legal Literacy and Safeguarding Seminar

Legislation and Law (UK)
Safeguarding: Adults
Social Work
CPD Accredited

Posted: 17 August 2017

Event Venue: UCLan Westleigh Conference Centre, Preston
Event Cost: £100 per delegate

Legal Literacy and Safeguarding – Opportunities and Challenges

Thursday 14 September 2017

9.30am – 4pm

UCLan Westleigh Conference Centre, Preston

£100 per delegate


Brief summary:

The day will focus on the changing nature of the professional role in light of legal duties relating to safeguarding under the Care Act (2014). It will support participants to develop competence and confidence in understanding and applying the law to practice. Participants will be supported to consider the competing imperatives around risk and choice in light of the legal framework and the presenting dilemmas including issues of capacity, human rights and protection.


At the end of this event participants will have:

A detailed understanding of the specific safeguarding duties which will enhance their confidence in working with complex and contentious issues in their own practice
An understanding of legal and ethical literacy in relation to safeguarding
Developed their skills in professional decision making in multi-agency settings.

Who should attend?

Practitioners across health and social care services who are required to identify and address safeguarding matters with vulnerable adults, and who are also required to have an understanding of the legal frameworks which support and govern their practice.


About the facilitator:

Ali Gardner, UCLan Senior Lecturer. Ali worked in Adult services as a practitioner and policy officer before moving to higher education. She has trained over 300 social worker and front line practitioners in understanding and applying the Care Act (2014) in their practice since its introduction.


How to book:

This session does not include an assessment. On completion, participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance which will include the CPD hours achieved.

Free on site car parking is available and drink refreshments will be provided.

Please contact the CPD team on  or 01772 893408 for a booking form and payment instructions. 

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