Bitesize learning: Supporting adults and young people through safeguarding
Added 20 February 2023
We have created six bitesize (30-minute) sessions to give frontline staff working in homelessness services the knowledge and skills to better support people who are facing multiple disadvantage (also known as multiple and/or complex needs) and are at risk of or are experiencing homelessness.
The sessions are delivered by Fiona Bateman, Safeguarding Consultant from Safeguarding Circle and Bruno Ornelas, Head of Homelessness at Concrete and Safeguarding Consultant.
All sessions are free to watch, thanks to the generous funding from The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, as part of the Capacity Building programme.
Session 1: Understanding the Care Act 2014 for people experiencing multiple exclusion and homelessness
Session 5: Working with young people and care leavers at risk of homelessness
This sessions covers a review of key learning from transitional safeguarding reviews:
poor recognition of risks associated with emerging mental health and neurological conditions
over-reliance on emergency placements when Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)/Trauma response behaviours lead to placement breakdown
lack of multi-agency planning regarding transition and over-reliance on ‘leaving care’ or supported living which is not always able to manage high levels of challenging behaviour, drug or alcohol misuse.
What the law says should happen from 14 years old and how to advocate for that approach and escalate to senior leaders if risks remain high, including risk management and safeguarding pathways