To increase the confidence and
competence of nine Nurse
Managers in Adult
Safeguarding Processes by
September 2019 (25% of pop).
Adult Safeguarding Level 3 Training for Nurse Managers:
Reasons for poor uptake and pilot of a programme
Damian McAleer - Nurse Education Consultant, Clinical Education Centre
Data has shown that Level 3 Adult Safeguarding Training
uptake is relatively low in all Trust areas despite our
regional NIASP guidelines recommending this training for
Nurse Managers (Band 6, 7 & 8?) are expected to be able
to make decisions around safeguarding thresholds,
roles/processes and initiate protection plans.
It is felt patient/client safety could be improved with the
increased confidence and competence this training could
Re-evaluate pilot group in 6-8 weeks for further PDSA.
Cognisance of potential balancing measures in safeguarding
referral rates as a result of this training.
Invite discussions through commissioning groups about how
this important training deficit may be best remedied.
Options for collaboration with Social Services Training
The recent release and endorsement by CNO of the new
NIPEC competency framework (left) is significant.
Why is this important?
Pre Post Training comparison in confidence and
competence (Mental Health Inpatient Units)
Learning and next steps
The pilot programme for Nurse
Managers has highlighted specific
areas of challenge around referral
thresholds, processes, roles and
Managers who have undertaken this
training have evaluated benefits.
This should impact positively on
patient safety and experience.
What has it achieved?
What are we doing and why?
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