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Safeguarding adults at risk

Introduction to
Safeguarding Adults

Front-line staff working in a setting with adults with care and support needs.

3 hours


Course objectives:

This is a comprehensive certificated introductory course covering adult safeguarding. It enables the participant to identify risk and vulnerability, drawing on an overview of the current legislative framework. Categories of abuse are defined and explored, along with the key safeguarding principles of the Care Act 2014. Duties and responsibilities for staff and organisations, responding to concerns and disclosures, and communicating with vulnerable adults are also examined. Additionally, this course gives an oversight of the most commonly know mental health disorders and helps participants identify their signs and symptoms.

  • Identifying the variety of challenges in adult safeguarding
  • Defining safeguarding, and adults who may be at risk
  • Identifying a safeguarding concern
  • Definition of the Care Act, The Human Rights Act, Mental Capacity Act, General Data
  • Protection Regulation, Data Protection Act and the Equality Act.
  • Identifying and exploring the 10 types of abuse
  • Identifying where abuse might occur, who might abuse and factors that may increase abuse.
  • Sharing concerns regarding adults who are at risk.
  • What to do if you suspect abuse.
  • When and how to respond to concerns.

Learning outcomes:

  • Support adults to keep them safe
  • Be vigilant about safeguarding concerns
  • Understand who might be vulnerable to abuse and why?
  • Know about different types of abuse and neglect and their signs
  • Know how to respond and where to go for advice and assistance
  • Know who to tell about suspected abuse or neglect
  • Always report concerns
  • Work in line with the six safeguarding principles
  • Balance choice and control with safety

Safeguarding Adults at Risk

Those in a managerial or designated safeguarding role working in a setting with adults at risk

All day - 6 Hours

From £750 +VAT

This is a certified advanced training course that explores the relevant, up-to-date issues within the world of Safeguarding Adults at Risk. It comprises of relevant legislative framework, including the Care Act 2014, the Mental Health Act 2005, Depravation of Liberty, Making Safeguarding Personal and the Caldicott Principles, and clarifies their relevance within the safeguarding arena. This course also gives insight into defining and considering the issue of capacity. Actively explores how to recognise and respond to safeguarding situations, staff and managers responsibilities, partnership working and information sharing, and enables awareness of the 6 stages of a safeguarding enquiry.

  • Definitions of an adult at risk
  • Defining at adult at risk concern
  • The responsibilities of staff and managers working with vulnerable adults
  • Applying the Principles of the Care
  • Making Safeguarding Personal – managers responsibilities
  • Defining and applying the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Depravation of Liberty safeguards 12 types of abuse and factors increasing the occurrence
  • Modern slavery and processes for victims
  • Defining and exploring capacity
  • Adult safeguarding duties and who they apply to
  • What to do if you suspect abuse and the manager’s responsibilities
  • Barriers to reporting – vulnerable adults and staff
  • Partnership working and information sharing
  • 6 stages of safeguarding enquiry
  • The Caldicott principles

Introduction to
Safeguarding Children and Adults

For staff who may have minimal or adhoc contact with adults and children. NB. This DOES NOT replace the robust three hour training which is statutory for frontline staff.

3 Hours

From £450 + VAT

Training targeted at staff who may have minimal or adhoc contact with service users, needing a basic awareness of adult safeguarding and child protection. This course is essential in understanding the categories of abuse for both safeguarding adults with care and support needs and children. Understanding current national guidance and procedures which place a duty of care on practioners. To have a clear understanding of being able to recognise, respond and refer. As well as raising awareness of key challenging areas prevalent in safeguarding today specific to both adults with care and support needs and children, such as; Substance Misuse, Modern Slavery (including Honour-Base Violence, County Lines and Trafficking) , Domestic Abuse, Hoarding, CSE (child sexual exploitation) and Online Safety. Additionally being able to understand the role of the Designated Safeguarding Team and referral pathways specific to safeguarding concerns.




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