Broad Aims: The aim of this course is to give the learner knowledge of Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and skills to effectively prevent abuse with confidence to report any suspicions they may develop. The learner will also gain knowledge in recognising the signs of abuse and how to manage them in accordance with current legislation, company policies and procedures.
Overview: This course will enable learners to have a clear understanding of the concept of vulnerability and the safeguarding of vulnerable adults in a range of care settings, some of which are regulated under current law.
Learning Outcomes: By the end of the session the learner should be able to: –
- Explain the concepts of protection and vulnerability
- Define the terms “vulnerable adults” and “protection of adults” and identify the scope of health and social care settings where adults can be at risk
- Explain the concept of Safeguarding adults at Risk in a care setting
- Define the term “abuse” distinguishing between the various patterns of abuse
- Recognise the types of abuse and their related signs
- Identify the range of people who may be potential abusers in given contexts
- Describe the key points of government legislation and regulation to protect vulnerable adults
- Explain in detail the content and implications of the “In Safe Hands” and “No Secrets” documents
- Explain the risk management process and its importance
- Identify the organisational issues involved in implementing the requirements of Safeguarding adults
- Explain the importance of reporting and whistle blowing on actual or potential abuse
- Take personal action to reduce the risk to and protection of, vulnerable adults in your care.