How long will this course take?
This course takes 7 hours to complete, and it is spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
Social and Care workers that come in contact with vulnerable adults. AP1 is aimed at those that come in contact with vulnerable adults but are not responsible for their care: domestic and catering staff, etc. AP2 is aimed at those who have direct input in their client care and /or service establishment: leisure assistants, care and social workers, etc.
What are the main points covered?
The main points covered by the course are: being able to identify vulnerable adults, being able to understand types of abuse, recognising signs and symptoms of abuse and knowing how to report it.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Safeguarding of Adults Outline
- Introduction and explanation.
- Identify a vulnerable adult.
- Understanding types of abuse.
- Recognising signs and symptoms of abuse.
- How to report abuse.
- Values of the social worker.
Safeguarding of Adults FAQs
Who does ‘safeguarding adults’ apply to?
In the context of the legislation (Care Act 2014), specific adult safeguarding duties apply to any adult who: has care and support needs; is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect; is unable to protect themselves because of their care and support needs.
Why are there two different approaches to the course?
Each approach has a different group of workers in mind. One focuses more on the group that has a hands on approach with their clients’ needs (such as leisure assistants, care and social workers), whilst the other approach targets staff who might come in contact with vulnerable adults but are not responsible for their care (such as domestic and catering staff).
What will I learn in this course?
The Safeguarding Adults course provides candidates with the knowledge and skills needed to protect vulnerable adults. It describes types of abuse, how to identify a vulnerable adult, how to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse, as well as how to report it. It also reinforces the values of the social worker. The course uses a hands-on approach and even a series of group activities to help create a better understanding of their responsibilities.
Is this course only about identifying signs of abuse?
The course is an introduction to safeguarding. It explains the symptoms and signs of abuse but it also takes a holistic view of social and care workers responsibilities when caring for a vulnerable adult. It discusses the process of reporting information that is disclosed and the steps individuals must take to accurately record concerns in writing.