**New Course** Section 42 Enquiry Training – 13th November 2019


Section 42 Enquiry Training

Training Date: Wednesday 13th November 2019

Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Venue: Centre for Independent Living, Havelock Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7LT

*Please note that lunch will not be provided.

Facilitated by Nikki Sidgwick and Di Reed

Nikki is a trainer and social work consultant who works across the public sector with specialisms in Safeguarding Adults, Mental Capacity and Mental Health. She is experienced in working closely with professionals in Local Authorities, NHS, police and Courts.

Di is a trainer, a registered Social Worker and social care consultant across the public and voluntary sector, mostly in adult social care and domestic abuse.  She is experienced in working with partner agencies in Local Authorities, health, police and offender management services which has included the chairing of Safeguarding Adult Reviews.


The course aims to increase the knowledge of practitioners and managers who work with adults at risk in the purpose and function of a safeguarding enquiry, and to improve skills and confidence for conducting a safeguarding enquiry when requested to do so by the Local Authority.

Who should apply?

The content is suitable for professionally qualified staff involved with adults at risk who may be required to undertake or assist with a Safeguarding Enquiry on behalf of their organisation.

Course Content:

  • The legal context of Safeguarding, including Making Safeguarding Personal, The Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • The purpose and aim of a Safeguarding Enquiry and how it should link to the outcomes identified by the individual
  • The role of the investigator
  • Completing an enquiry – information gathering, consideration of capacity, communicating with the individual, families and perpetrators
  • How to investigate in conjunction with other procedures including HR processes or police enquiries
  • How to escalate a concern if the initial enquiry appears to be more high risk
  • Professional challenge when it appears that referrals are not responded to in the way expected
  • Report writing – An example of a badly completed enquiry, and an opportunity to develop a template of a good example
  • Providing evidence at a Safeguarding meeting

Entry Requirements:

Staff will be expected to have relevant prior training (i.e. in Safeguarding Adults, MCA), at level 1 or above, prior to attending this course. Completion of the Safeguarding Adults workbook will meet this requirement.

Requesting a Place:

If you would like to request a place, please complete the form below by Monday 30th September – one form per person is required. Please note that submitting a form does not guarantee a place, however we suggest that you provisionally book this date in your diary. Our training sessions are usually oversubscribed and therefore allocation of places will be determined by a number of factors. Please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible on the ‘why you want to attend’ section of the form.

If you are unsuccessful we may be able to offer you an alternative training date or your name may be added to a reserve list. We will send confirmation either way by Monday 14th October.

 Charging Policy for Non-Attendance:

This course is free to attend, however if your place is confirmed and you are unable to attend, you must inform the Business Unit by 11.30pm on Tuesday 5th November. Cancellation after this date or failure to attend will result in a £50 charge.

Charging Policy 2019

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If you have any queries please contact the Business Unit on [email protected]