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Safeguarding Adults Level 4: Named Professionals Training

Part of BASW's Taught Skills Development Programme

Course Outline:

One of the most important principles of all types of safeguarding is that it is everyone’s responsibility, and for leaders and managers in organisations it is vital that this principle is modelling, cascaded and quality assured if both effective strategic and operational delivery of safeguarding is to be realised.

The Intercollegiate Guidelines (published August 2018 by the Royal College of Nursing on behalf of a number of professional colleges and associations including BASW) set out the competencies and standards of practice for health care staff, from front-line support workers to executive directors and board members, and this programme is aligned to the level 4 Named Professionals competency requirements.

All providers of NHS funded health services should identify a named professional for safeguarding within its structure. Named professionals have a key role in promoting good professional practice within their organisation, providing advice and expertise for fellow professionals, and ensuring safeguarding training is in place. This one-day programme, delivered as interactive virtual sessions, is designed for Named Professionals working in provider services, commissioning services, and Safeguarding Leads and Board Members.

Learning Methods:

A combination of learning methods will be used throughout the day, including lecture, workshop, and group work. Interactive and experiential methods, group and pair work, and interactive activities in the form of quizzes, polls, case studies, and reflection dilemmas will be used, to inform participant learning and support application to practice.

Resources Required:

This course will be delivered by MS Teams, please ensure your IT equipment is updated and is running audio/visual and the latest version of Teams – please use the joining instructions provided.

Learning Outcomes: This course will provide participants with the following learning outcomes:

• To be able to discuss, share and apply the best practice and knowledge in adult safeguarding, able to work effectively with colleagues in regional networks and effectively communicate local safeguarding knowledge, research and findings.

• Increased confidence in the development of robust internal adult safeguarding policy, guidelines, and protocols as a member of the organisational management team.

• To be able to provide advice and information about safeguarding to the employing organisation both proactively and reactively – this includes the board, directors, and senior managers, demonstrating a greater depth of understanding of the role, purpose and mechanism of case reviews and increased confidence in leading service reviews.

• To be able to know how to provide specialist advice to practitioners, both actively and reactively, including clarification about organisational policies, legal issues and the management of adult safeguarding.

• To be able to support colleagues in challenging views offered by other professionals, as appropriate.

• To be able to lead/oversee safeguarding quality assurance and improvement processes and undertake risk assessments of organisational ability to safeguard adults. 

Programme Outline:


9.15 Session 1 Login - Please log on to MS Teams and join the meeting in the general channel

9.30 Safeguarding adults in context

• Safeguarding and the strategic context – the role of the named professional in law and policy

• Understanding the Intercollegiate adult safeguarding roles and competencies framework

• Evidence-based safeguarding practice – what is the research telling us?


11.15 Level 4: The Named Professional Role and Competency Expectations

• Contribution of the named professional role to strategic and operational safeguarding in locality contexts.

• The Core Competencies – an overview

• The Knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values – an overview

• Leadership for safeguarding within organisations

12.15 Feedback and Questions

12.30 CLOSE


13.15 Session 2 Login

13.30 The Core Competencies in practice

• Roles and responsibilities at level 4: Self-assessment and development planning


15.15 Assessment & Quality Assurance of Safeguarding in organisations: Leadership for practice quality

 • Assessing competencies – setting and assuring standards

• The role of Audit in quality assurance.

• Safeguarding supervision – core skills and knowledge

16.15 Evaluation and Feedback

16.30 CLOSE

The Trainer:

The programme will be facilitated virtually on MS Teams by Daisy Bogg from DCC-i Ltd, a BASW and OCN accredited training provider.

Daisy Jackson-Bogg, Chief Executive

Daisy is a recognised national social work specialist and established academic author and trainer, with qualifications in both social work and training. She has nine social work texts and numerous chapters and articles included in her credits. Daisy has been involved in the design, development and delivery of a wide range of learning and development and consultancy programmes, for example, Daisy was the lead author on the Department for Educations Return to Social Work learning materials and the Department of Health Mental Capacity Act for social workers materials, among others. She continues to lecture and practice in several social work roles and is a practice educator for social work students and both children and adults social work ASYE candidates.

Daisy oversees the content and quality of all our delivery programmes and projects. She is a registered SWE social worker, holding additional qualifications in Mental Health (AMHP), Mental Capacity (BIA), Training and Practice Education (PEPS 2). Prior to establishing her own company, Daisy had worked within and managed Substance Use Services and Mental Health Services to Director level. She was an Executive Director within the local NHS health and social care partnership trust (2008 – 2010), accountable to three local authorities, including BBC, for the delivery of a section 75 arrangement and working within health-based delivery and governance systems.

In addition to leading DCC-i, Daisy maintains a number of national leadership roles. Until recently she held the Chair position of both the Mental Health Committee and the Mental Capacity Act working group within BASW, she is Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University and BIA teaching lead for the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust BIA programme. 

As well as holding post graduate qualifications in Social Work and practice education, she is an ILM trained mentor, holds the PTLLS level 4 teaching qualification and holds a number of leadership qualifications, including – strategic social care leadership (PG Dip Modules – University of Birmingham) and International Healthcare Management (Yale University / SEPT).

Daisy has significant experience of coaching and mentoring at management levels.  Daisy is a passionate advocate of excellent Values and Ethics in the field and as such has an interest in strengths-based approaches and their application to supervision practice.