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Adults at Risk

Local authorities / service providers:

  • Awareness of Adults at Risk
  • DSL Training
  • Trustee Training
  • Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Adults

Introduction to Safeguarding Adults at Risk

Frontline staff working with adults at risk

3 hours

From £450 + VAT

This is a comprehensive accredited 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 adults at risk are also examined.

Course content includes:

  • 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 categories 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
  • Defining and exploring capacity regarding referral
  • Understand and work in line with the six safeguarding principles

*Please note: Content can be developed to reflect organisation specific policies and procedures / trends and key messages

Advanced Safeguarding Adults at Risk

All professionals with a lead or designated professional role for safeguarding adults at risk

6 Hours

From £750 + VAT

This is an accredited 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, Making Safeguarding Personal, and clarifies their relevance within the safeguarding arena. 

This course also gives an insight into defining and considering the issue of capacity. It actively explores how to recognise and respond to safeguarding situations, staff and managers’ responsibilities, partnership working and information sharing, and enables awareness of the stages of a safeguarding enquiry.

Course content includes:

  • Definitions of an adult at risk
  • Defining an adult at risk concern 
  • The responsibilities of staff and managers working with adults at risk 
  • Applying the Principles of the Care 
  • Making Safeguarding Personal – managers’ responsibilities
  • Defining and applying the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Identify the 10 types of abuse and factors increasing the occurrence
  • Identifying the different referral pathways for modern slavery, domestic abuse, radicalisation and other leads of enquiry
  • Defining and exploring capacity regarding referral
  • Adult safeguarding duties and to whom they apply
  • What to do if you suspect abuse and the managers’ responsibilities
  • Barriers to reporting – adults at risk and staff
  • Partnership working and information sharing
  • Stages of safeguarding enquiry

*Please note: Content can be developed to reflect organisation specific policies and procedures / trends and key messages

Trustees safeguarding awareness training

For trustees within organisations

1 Hour

From £150 + VAT

Designed for trustees who wish to undertake robust training to ensure understanding of their role and remit of safeguarding within the organisation.

Introducing national legislation and guidance, safeguarding processes and procedures, roles and responsibilities of members, the categories of abuse and an insight into responding to safeguarding concerns in relation to adults at risk.

Please note: Content can be developed to reflect organisation specific policies and procedures trends and key messages

Introduction to safeguarding children and adults at risk

Frontline staff working in settings with minimal or ad-hoc contact with children and adults at risk.

4 Hours

From £550 + VAT

Training targeted at staff who may have minimal or ad-hoc 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 at risk, and children, being able to recognise signs and symptoms
  • Current national guidance and procedures
  • Duty of care on the Local Authority, ensuring recognition, response and referral
  • The role of the Designated Safeguarding Team
  • Referral pathways specific to safeguarding concerns
  • Understanding areas of risk – including Substance misuse, Modern Slavery, online safety, sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation, Domestic Violence and Suicide

NB. This does NOT replace the statutory 3-hour training for frontline staff.




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