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Target Audience
CAH Staff
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Event Types
Course (daytime)
Course categories
Adult Social Care
Adult Social Care subcategories
General Adult Social Care
Event description
CURRENTLY DELIVERED AS A WEBINAR - you will be sent an invite to join (this will be from Sarah Clay, Central Consultancy)

This workshop is for South Gloucestershire Council Adult Care practitioners ONLY
. Its key purpose is to equip staff with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make judgements and clearly record the rationale for decisions that are robust, supported by the relevant evidence and defensible when scrutinised by others. Practitioners need to assess people’s needs and their desired outcomes and then make decisions that keep that person and their carers at the heart of the assessment and support planning process. In all aspects of their work they have to find ways to balance a number of competing pressures including arranging person-centred care and support that meets Care Act and Mental Capacity Act requirements, whilst also managing risk and safeguarding issues effectively, using the organisation’s recording policy and using resources effectively.
Learning outcomes
- Explain the legal requirements that exist around decision-making in social care assessment, eligibility & service provision, including impact wellbeing.
- Outline key aspects of an asset/strengths-based approach.
- Identify the different sources of information & evidence that could impact assessment & care/support planning decisions & distinguish between facts & opinions.
- Describe the main issues around decision-making in situations where a person may lack capability.
- Apply risk management/mitigation & positive risk-taking approaches when making decisions.
- Make evidence-based professional judgements & explain the rationale behind decisions.
- Reflect on & analyse own decision-making processes & identify how supervision can promote your ability to make defensible decisions.
Start Date
Wednesday 19 August 2020
End Date
Wednesday 30 September 2020
Closing Date
Wednesday 12 August 2020
09:30 - 12:30
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Number of Sessions
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event