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Safeguarding Adults – Investigation Skills for Frontline Practitioners (Level 3)

Event Overview:


Acquisition of the knowledge and skills required in planning & undertaking a protective and/or inquisitorial investigation either within a single agency, or collaboratively with colleagues from other agencies.

This module relates to Step 7 of the Northumberland Safeguarding Adults Ten Step Procedural Framework


The frequency of this training is once only.

Target Group:


Practitioners from Adult Services, Care Management staff and Care Co-ordinators from Mental Health Services. It is expected that participants will have prior knowledge of the Northumberland Safeguarding Adults Policy & Procedures.


Learning Outcomes:



  • To be equipped for effective inter-agency working & care co-ordination
  • To become familiar with the interfaces between the policies & procedures of local agencies, including overlaps & gaps
  • Activate awareness of how diverse backgrounds and experience of staff, service users & carers, (particularly in relation to disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, culture and ethnicity) impacts upon the effectiveness of collaborative working & legitimate decision making
  • Develop a working knowledge of the practicalities of defensible information sharing
  • Safely rehearse professional responses to alerts via case study material & related reflection & discussion
  • Gain the confidence to apply established core skills to safeguard people when they are vulnerable, within the framework of the Northumberland Safeguarding Adults procedures


Please see available date/venues below:




6th October 2015

09.30 – 16.30

Choppington Social Welfare
11th November 2015

09.30 – 16.30

Choppington Social Welfare