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Risk Taking, Unwise Decisions & Safeguarding Training


Cost: £45

Duration: 3 hours 


This course will examine the perceived tension in adult safeguarding between the protective element – and people’s rights to control their own lives and choices.

By the end of the training participants will have covered:

  • Care Act duties to protect from abuse and neglect
  • Care Act duties to promote autonomy, choice, control
  • Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights: the right to respect for private life and when it can legitimately be interfered with by the State (of which local authorities are one manifestation)
  • Unwise decision-making by people with mental capacity, involving risk
  • Best interests decisions, involving people lacking mental capacity, containing  risk
  • Concept of the vulnerable adult, with capacity, but subject to undue influence, exploitation etc – and the relevance to safeguarding of other law (including the inherent jurisdiction, the law of equity, financial criminal offences, sexual offences)