Safeguarding Adults Training

This Safeguarding Adults Training course is aimed at anyone who has a duty of care for, or comes into contact with, adults in need of care and support, either as a paid professional or a volunteer. This includes, but is not limited to; those that work in domiciliary care, the NHS, community centres, prisons or with a family member at home. The course sets out the roles and responsibilities everyone must undertake to protect an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.
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  • Certificate available upon completion
Duration: Approx. 80 minutes

£35.00 £25.00

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About the course

Our Safeguarding Adults Training course has been created because, first and foremost, each and every one of us has basic human rights. Chief among these is the right to be healthy, happy and treated well, regardless of race, age, gender or location. When these rights are abused in some way it’s wrong, and it is therefore vital that guidelines, policies and procedures are followed to enable everyone – without exception – to live a life in which these basic values and rights are maintained and upheld.
The safeguarding of adults is equally important to safeguarding of children and you and the organisation you work for must take appropriate and proportional measures necessary for the protection of adults in your care, while still ensuring they are supported and empowered to have control over how they want to live their lives. This course can bring you one step closer to being able to do this.

Aims of the course

During this course you will hear many facts, figures and details surrounding the risk to adults in need of care and support, the types of abuse suffered and key safeguarding legislation put in place to minimise the abuse of adults with care and support needs. By the end of this course, you will have learned a better understanding of safeguarding principles and be able to apply them to your role. This includes being able to define the key terminology in relation to safeguarding; identify the principle laws that relate to safeguarding and why they have been put in place to minimise abuse; recognise and respond to the ten types of abuse suffered by vulnerable adults; identify and report concerns of abuse or neglect; describe your role, responsibilities and boundaries; ensure people are supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and give informed consent and finally manage the environment to minimise the risk of abuse.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at anyone who has a duty of care for, or comes into contact with, adults in need of care and support, either as a paid professional or a volunteer. This includes, but is not limited to; those that work in domiciliary care, the NHS, community centres, prisons or with a family member at home. The course sets out the roles and responsibilities everyone must undertake to protect an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.

Course content

1Introduction and Definitions

Introducing safeguarding for adults, defining safeguarding – what is it and why is it important? Case study and examples relating to adult safeguarding, legislation, figures, where abuse of adults might take place and who is at risk? Who is responsible for safeguarding – day-to-day, on the front line and under government legislation.

2Types of Abuse and The Rights of Vulnerable Adults

An introduction to why this topic is important. Defining abuse – the different types of abuse and their characteristics:
Physical abuse – what is involves, how it can occur; Sexual abuse – issues surrounding consent; Emotional or Psychological Abuse – what can be classed as this type of abuse; Financial Abuse – what it is and why it is wrong; Organisational Abuse – definitions and classifications; Neglect – withholding necessities, ignoring needs and failing at provisions; Discriminatory Abuse – definitions under the provision of equality and diversity; Modern Slavery – definitions and why it is important; Domestic Abuse – summary and explanation; Self-neglect – examples and why it is a problem.
The rights of adults in your care – Human and Civil Rights, assessing capacity, avoiding assumptions, consent, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) – including examples.

3How to Recognise the Signs of Abuse

Your responsibilities, physical and behavioural signs of abuse and what to look out for.
Physical abuse – accidents can happen, bruises, lacerations, abrasions, fractures, bites, burns, scalds, unexplained/inconsistent injuries, other less obvious physical signs or indicators. Behavioural signs – avoiding eye contact, reluctance to undress, frightened or subdued by another’s presence.
Following the correct Safeguarding procedure when faced with these signs and symptoms.
Emotional/Psychological Abuse – more difficult to spot obvious signs and symptoms, direct/indirect, indicators – mood changes, becoming passive, anxious, withdrawn, low self-esteem, rejecting own background or cultural origin, continence problems, sleep disturbance, depression, fear, becoming isolated from others, avoiding eye contact. When different types of abuse occur simultaneously. Sexual Abuse – enticement, types of sexual abuse – contact and non-contact activities. Physical signs – infection/injury, changes in mood or behaviour, attention seeking behaviour, many other things to look out for including hidden signs. Other types of abuse – how to recognise them – signs of neglect in detail, defining and recognising financial abuse and its’ indicators. Factors that could lead to financial abuse. Focus on organisational abuse – case studies, indicators, multiple victims. Discriminatory Abuse – redefining this and what to look for, multiple indicators. A note of caution, when to share information, putting the jigsaw together.

4What to Do If You Suspect Abuse

Why you should intervene, your personal denial, fear and reluctance. The importance of timing. The importance of whistleblowing and company whistleblowing policy – focus on confidentiality.
What to do next – evaluating risk, questions to ask yourself, how a company should support allegations and suspicions of abuse. Appointing a Designated Adult Safeguarding Manager.
Protect Mantra – Personal Privacy, Refuse, Openness, Talk, Evidence, Chaperone, Time.
What to do if someone informs you that they are being abused – do’s and don’ts and taking the correct steps.

5Safeguarding Legislation

Introduction to legislation and guidelines relevant to safeguarding; The Care Act (2014), person-centered care, Section 42 of the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act (2005), 5 legal principles of the act, giving credence to the individual at all times, referral to IMCA, Human Rights Act (1998) – Article 2, 3, 5 and 8, Equality Act (2010), No Secrets Guideline (2000), Safeguarding Adults Boards (including the NHS and Police). Information about familiarising yourself with legislation and guidelines.

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Safeguarding Adults Training Certificate

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Learning records are available 24/7 to review sessions, learner progress as well as provide access to certificates. This information is ideal for recording learning activity centrally including any associated CPD. Various reports demonstrate proof of planned and recorded learning activities. This assists with the management of compliance as well as pathways for achieving competence and behavioural change.

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