About Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SoVA) Awareness
Safeguarding is essential to society, from safeguarding children to vulnerable adults. Care staff can benefit from this course immensely, as it is the sector in contact with this group of people the most. This course will help candidates identify types of abuse and symptoms associated with it, as well as it will teach them how to record-keep and report issues effectively.
How long will this course take?
This course is 3 hours long and it is spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
Those in Care sector that come in contact with vulnerable adults.
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 Vulnerable Adults (SoVA) Course Outline
- What is Safeguarding?
- What makes an adult vulnerable?
- Different types of abuse.
- Recognising abuse and the signals.
- Symptoms associated with abuse.
- Managing abuse.
- Current legislation and guidelines.
- Record-keeping and reporting issues effectively.
Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SoVA) 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 do vulnerable adults need safeguarding?
The main aims of SoVA are: to prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to adults with care and support needs; to stop abuse or neglect wherever possible; support adults in a way where they can be in control of their choices, and how they want to live.
What will I learn in this course?
The Safeguarding Adults course provides candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect vulnerable adults. It describes types of abuse, how to identify a vulnerable adult, how to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse, and 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.