1 Understand how legislative frameworks support the safeguarding of individuals.
1.1 Outline legislation and national policies that relate to the safeguarding of individuals.
1.2 Explain the relationship between local procedures and guidelines for safeguarding and legislative frameworks
2 Be able to support individuals to gain understanding of behaviours and situations that may make them vulnerable to harm or abuse.
2.1 Identify the factors that make an individual vulnerable to harm or abuse.
2.2 Work with an individual and key people to identify actions, behaviours and situations that may lead to harm or abuse to the individual.
2.3 Describe the common features of perpetrator behaviour.
2.4 Support an individual to gain understanding of when the behaviour of others may be unacceptable.
2.5 Support an individual to gain understanding of the risks associated with the use of electronic communications.
3 Be able to support individuals to gain understanding about how to stay safe.
3.1 Support an individual to gain understanding about their right to stay safe.
3.2 Support an individual to gain understanding about their responsibility to contribute to keeping themselves safe.
3.3 Work with an individual to balance their rights, responsibilities and risks.
3.4 Explain how to challenge behaviours or actions that may lead to harm or abuse.
4 Be able to work in ways that support individuals to stay safe.
4.1 Engage with an individual in a way that supports trust and rapport.
4.2 Support an individual to express fears, anxieties or concerns they may have about their safety.
4.3 Explain what actions to take where there are concerns that an individual might have been harmed or abused.
4.4 Take action to deal with risks that may lead to harm or abuse.
4.5 Support an individual to understand workers’ responsibility to share information about potential or actual harm or abuse.
4.6 Explain how to avoid actions or statements that could adversely affect the use of evidence in future investigations or in court.
4.7 Keep records about any changes, events or occurrences that cause concern that are detailed, accurate, timed, dated and signed.
4.8 Explain the actions that should be taken if reported concerns are not acted upon.
4.9 Access support in situations that are outside your expertise, experience, role and responsibility.
4.10 Use supervision and support to consider the impact on self and others of suspected or disclosed harm or abuse.