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Introduction to the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults

Description

Vulnerable adults require special care and protection and it is important that those individuals who come into contact and interact with them have an understanding not only of their needs but also of any special welfare issues.

This introductory course is suitable for anyone who works with vulnerable adults. It has been designed to introduce such personal to their responsibilities with regard to those adults who may be under their care.

The course will enable those attending to gain awareness and understanding of their responsibilities with regard to vulnerable adults and the challenges this can bring. It also provides an introduction to the issues relating to the safeguarding of vulnerable adults.

In so doing it will provide an overview of how to recognise the warning signs of abuse, and provide the knowledge of how such concerns need to be addressed. This knowledge should not only increase the confidence of those attending the course but also better equip them to undertake their roles more effectively.

Duration

This is an intensive half-day course and consists of 3½ contact hours of theoretical and interactive group tasks. Dependant on the student’s prior experience there may be a requirement for some pre-course work. In such an event support and guidance can, if required, be provided to the student.

Syllabus

The course syllabus includes the following topics:

  • Introduction – Defining safeguarding, key principles, dignity, who is a vulnerable adult and why training is important
  • Understanding why vulnerable adults are at risk – What is abuse, consent and mental capacity
  • Types of Abuse – Categories of abuse and acts of omission
  • Responding to disclosure – How to respond to a disclosure
  • Reporting your concerns – Your responsibilities
  • Record keeping – What information to record and how

Certification

Subject to successful assessment, all participants will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance in Safeguarding Adults. It is strongly recommended that all students attend an annual refresher course.

Course Numbers

A maximum of 20 students can be accommodated on this course and each participant must be aged a minimum of 16 years or above.

Assessment

All students will be subject to on-going assessment during the course and they will then be required to sit a theoretical, multiple-choice question test paper.

Location

We are able to offer this course at your location, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, thus reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling.

 

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