This course is for any person whose job involves working with vulnerable adults, whether itâ€™s on a full-time or part-time basis. The course is designed for workers at all levels, including managers, supervisors, full-time staff and volunteers, and requires no pre-requisite knowledge.
Examples of people who may wish to take this training include:
- Dental professionals.
- Education establishments
- Care home workers.
- Private healthcare workers.
- NHS staff.
The course is divided into six accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end:
- Introduction â€“ defining safeguarding, key principles, dignity, who is a vulnerable adult.
- Understanding Why Vulnerable Adults Are at Risk â€“ what is abuse, who adults are abused by, consent, factors that increase risk and mental capacity.
- Types of Abuse â€“ categories of abuse: sexual, physical, emotional/psychological, neglect and acts of omission, financial, discriminatory and institutional.
- Responding to a Disclosure â€“ how a concern may come to your attention, how to respond to a disclosure, why adults often donâ€™t disclose information, what to do next and whistle blowing.
- Reporting Your Concerns â€“ your responsibilities, why some people donâ€™t take action, who to report to, what to do if the report isnâ€™t taken seriously, what to do if the concerns are about a professional, when to report a concern, what needs reporting, checking existing records, what happens next and recording information.
- What Happens After a Referral â€“ adult social careâ€™s decision, what to do if you donâ€™t agree with the decision, strategy discussions, the case conference, protection plans, reviewing the plan, discontinuing the plan and further reading.
By the end of this course you will:
- Learn why safeguarding vulnerable adults training is so important for everyone within your organisation.
- Awareness of which adults are most at risk and which factors increase the likelihood of being at risk from harm.
- Learn more about the different categories of abuse, plus the potential warning signs associated with each type.
- Learn how to respond appropriately to a disclosure from a vulnerable adult and know what to do next.
- Learn how to report any concerns that you may have.
- Learn what happens in the safeguarding process after a referral to adult social care has been made.
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