Job Description

Home Based (National Role)

As the Adult Health & Social Services Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for GP Strategies you will have overarching responsibilities regarding safeguarding in respect of the Health & Social Care and Business & Management provision within the organisation.

As DSL, you will act as a source of support, advice and expertise for safeguarding within the organisation, ensuring that engagement in the Adult Care sector and Business & Management Sector are meeting its legal and statutory requirements.

You will have an in-depth knowledge of safeguarding guidance (such as the care act 2014) and related pieces of legislation (e.g. the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Act) that the workplace must follow.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • To support a team of adult care services safeguarding support leads ensuring all cases are reviewed within an agreed timescale, case risk is assessed and escalated with lessons learnt.
  • Advise and support the senior team in developing and establishing the organisation’s approach to safeguarding
  • Manage safeguarding concerns, allegations or incidents reported to the organisation
  • Provide the management team and Governance with monthly reports on incidents patterns, trends, and status
  • To play a role in maintaining and reviewing the organisation’s plan for safeguarding.
  • Coordinate the distribution of policies, procedures, and safeguarding resources throughout the organisation
  • To ensure safeguarding policies and procedures are fully implemented and followed by staff, students, and volunteers
  • Manage referrals to key safeguarding agencies (e.g. CQC, Safeguarding Adults board or police) of any incidents or allegations of abuse and harm
  • To provide safeguarding induction for new staff and learners
  • Evaluate the quality of safeguarding training and support received by learners
  • Ensuring that all staff are trained, and a register is maintained of staff who have completed adult protection training
  • To provide safeguarding advice and support to staff
  • Being available for all apprentices, clients & employers of GP Strategies to discuss any safeguarding issues or concerns.
  • Ensuring that cases of suspected safeguarding concerns are referred to the appropriate agencies including the Safeguarding Adults board and liaising with CQC to inform them of safeguarding actions taken
  • Ensuring that adequate reporting and recording systems are in place and tested for safeguarding procedures, and that there are appropriate transferal procedures for records if students move.
  • Ensuring that our Adult Care Academy safeguarding policies and procedures are up to date
  • To manage the Adult Care Services Academy DBS and reference checks for all Apprentices and employers and make recommendations for serious case review to the Quality Forum

You Will Have

  • Knowledge of safeguarding guidance and procedures
  • Knowledge of types of abuse and harm
  • Ability to work with conflict and emotionally distressing matters
  • Ability to advise and support individuals at all levels within the organisation
  • Influencing skills
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with staff and others
  • To act with integrity and respect when working with others
  • Experience of working with multi agencies
  • Ability to develop guidance and resources
  • Administration management skills

GP Strategies Apprenticeships is part of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), an award winning, global provider of customised performance improvement programmes employing over 3,000 people in 25 countries.

Equality of opportunity is at the core of our recruitment process – you will be judged on your suitability for the job and nothing else.

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