If you work with vulnerable adults, you are legally required to have safeguarding training. It’s one of the most important training courses you could receive. Our accredited Safeguarding Adults training course will provide you with everything you need to protect your patient/service users from harm.
Anyone working with vulnerable adults is required to have knowledge of how to safeguard at-risk adults. This knowledge can help protect and prevent vulnerable individuals from experiencing abuse and neglect, which in turn could change or, in some cases, save the lives of vulnerable people.
Our Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Awareness training course will teach learners the signs and indicators of abuse and neglect, the different types of abuse, safeguarding legislation and how to deal with a safeguarding concern, including the 5 R’s you should follow. On completion of this online course, you will receive an accredited Safeguarding Adults certification.
If you work with children, our Safeguarding Children training course will be better for you.
The aim of this Safeguarding Adults Awareness training course is to greater increase your knowledge of adult safeguarding, protecting vulnerable people, and the relevant safeguarding legislation.
The key points covered in this course are:
Types of abuse
Signs of abuse
Take a look at our common safeguarding questions below. Just click to expand the answers!
The Care Act statutory guidance defines safeguarding adults as "Protecting an adult's right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect".
An adult at risk is anyone who is aged 18 years or over. If you work with children, please see our Safeguarding Children Awareness course.
The 5 R's in safeguarding will help staff to recall the steps they should take if they ever have a safeguarding concern. They are:
- Recognise - Know the signs and indicators of abuse and neglect.
- Respond - Respond appropriately when you have a concern about abuse or neglect. Your safeguarding policy will detail the steps you should take to respond safely and effectively to any potential safeguarding issue.
- Report - Report your safeguarding concern to your designated safeguarding lead. You can often find who this person is in your safeguarding policy.
- Record - Ensure you record everything you have seen or heard in relation to the issue.
- Refer - Refer your concerns to the correct authority. It's normally your designated safeguarding lead that will report this, so it's best to make sure you pass on everything you have.
Anyone who works in health and social care has a responsibility for safeguarding adults in need. They have a duty of care to their patients/service users, so everyone needs to be alert to the possibility of abuse. Especially as it can happen to anyone in any setting.
Employees have the responsibility to follow the 6 safeguarding principles enshrined within the Care Act 2014 and to follow the 5 R's in safeguarding when they have a safeguarding concern.
Everyone who works with vulnerable adults, whether you are an employee, self-employed or a volunteer, needs safeguarding of vulnerable adults training. Safeguarding training is one of the most important training your staff will receive as it teaches you to recognise the signs and indicators of abuse and neglect, the different forms of abuse and safeguarding legislation.
Start learning these and more with our Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults training course.
A safeguarding policy is a statement that shows what an organisation will do to keep their patients/service users safe from abuse and neglect. The policy should set out the procedures and steps to follow when reporting concerns of abuse, the organisation's commitment to protecting vulnerable adults and safeguarding legislation.
All businesses need a safeguarding policy and it should be reviewed annually and made available to the public.
Yes, safeguarding of adults training is mandatory. In fact, it is a legal requirement for anyone who works with vulnerable adults and if they fail to prove that they have completed a safeguarding training course, they could face prosecution.
Organisations also need to follow safeguarding legislation such as the Care Act 2014 and The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 to ensure their employees are deemed suitable to work and are following the correct procedures when it comes to vulnerable adults.
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