This 2-DVD Set considers what is involved in undertaking an investigation into adult abuse when there is a suspicion, allegation or disclosure. Workers can be apprehensive about the implementation of an adult abuse policy and procedures for many different reasons. They may be unfamiliar with the policy and also lack confidence – believing they do not have the appropriate skills to undertake an investigation.
The main objective of this DVD set is to help all workers understand the framework and processes involved in an investigation. Some workers may think that they would never be involved in an investigation. The case studies illustrate that everyone can have a role to play. All the stages of an investigation are given attention - alerting, planning an investigation, interviewing - together with the dilemmas surrounding confidentiality and sharing information.
DVD 1 presents the framework and processes which should be followed through an investigation with an emphasis on what constitutes good practice.
DVD 2 presents 5 case studies, which help to put the framework discussed in DVD 1 into practice.
The roles and responsibilities of workers and managers from different agencies and organisations are clearly explained and illustrated in both DVDs