Safeguarding Adults at Risk Awareness

This course gives a comprehensive overview of safeguarding adults at risk in a Health and Social Care setting

Safeguarding adults at risk is considered to be the backbone for delivery of care. All health and social care staff should receive comprehensive training in safeguarding vulnerable adults. This course contains all that trainees should know so they can identify and act on the ten types of abuse (Care Act 2014), as well as appreciate ways to report abuse and likely barriers to reporting.

  • Average study time:
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    1 hrs

  • Personal development points (CPD):
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    points

  • Price:
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    £11.95

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Course Details

Safeguarding Adults at Risk Awareness course details:
  • Clear, attractive format
  • Real-life scenarios help illustrate key points
  • With videos and graphics to make an enjoyable learning experience
  • Written by an expert with over 20 years experience of health and social care training

Benefits for you

It is important for everyone to be able to spot signs of abuse and act accordingly.  Of course the need is most acute in a health and social care setting.  

Since the safeguarding is so important in health and social care, it forms part of most qualifications in the field.  The course has been mapped to the following (where it is applicable) –

Core skills Training Framework – 8 (Level 1 – Safeguarding Adults)

  • a) Understand the term safeguarding adults 
  • b) Understand the nature and scope of harm to and abuse of adults at risk 
  • c) Be able to recognise a range of factors which feature in adult abuse and neglect 
  • h) Know the local arrangements for the implementation of multi-agency Safeguarding Adult’s policies and procedures 
  • i) Know and explain what to do if abuse of an adult is suspected; including how to raise concerns within local whistle blowing policy procedures 
  • j) Be aware of relevant legislation, local and national policies and procedures which relate to safeguarding adults 
  • k) Understand the importance of sharing information with the relevant agencies 
  • l) Know the actions to take if they experience barriers in alerting or referring to relevant agencies 
  • m) Be aware of the risk factors for radicalisation and know who to contact regarding preventive action and support for those who may be at risk of, or are being drawn into, terrorist related activities 

Level 2 Diploma Health and Social Care (Adults) – Unit 5 – Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care 

  • 1.1– Define the following types of abuse – 
  • - Physical abuse 
  • - Sexual abuse 
  • - Emotional/psychological abuse 
  • - Financial abuse 
  • - Institutional abuse 
  • - Self-neglect 
  • - Neglect by others 
  • 1.2 – Identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse 
  • 1.3 – Describe factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse 
  • 2.1 – Explain the actions to take if there are suspicions that an individual is being abused 
  • 2.2 – Explain the actions to take if an individual alleges that they are being abused 
  • 2.3 – Identify ways to ensure that evidence of abuse is preserved 
  • 3.1 – Identify national policies and local systems that relate to safeguarding and protection from abuse 
  • 3.2 – Explain the roles of different agencies in safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse 
  • 5.2 – Explain the actions to take if unsafe practices have been identified 
  • 5.3 – Describe the action to take if suspected abuse or unsafe practices have been reported but nothing has been done in response 

Apprenticeship Standard for Adult Care Worker Level 2 – D: How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding) 

  • D18: What abuse is and what to do when they have concerns someone is being abused 
  • D19: The national and local strategies for safeguarding and protection from abuse 
  • D22: The importance and process of whistleblowing 
  • D23: How to address any dilemmas they may face between a person’s rights and their safety 

The Care Certificate 

  • 10.1a – Explain the term safeguarding adults 
  • 10.1b – Explain their own role and responsibilities in safeguarding individuals 
  • 10.1c – List the main types of abuse 
  • 10.1d – Describe what constitutes harm 
  • 10.1e – Explain why an individual may be vulnerable to harm or abuse 
  • 10.1f – Describe what constitutes restrictive practices 
  • 10.1g – Describe what constitutes restrictive practices 
  • 10.1h – Describe the nature and scope of harm to and abuse of adults at risk 
  • 10.1i – List a range of factors which have featured in adult and neglect 
  • 10.2d – Explain the local arrangements for the implementation of multi-agency Safeguarding Adults policies and procedures 
  • 10.3a – Explain what to do if abuse of an adult is suspected; including how to raise concerns within local whistleblowing policy procedures 
  • 10.4a – List relevant legislation, local and national policies and procedures which relate to safeguarding adults 
  • 10.4b – Explain the importance of sharing information with the relevant agencies 
  • 10.4c – Describe the actions to take if they experience barriers in alerting or referring to relevant agencies

Course Syllabus

Section 1 – Introduction

  • Learning Objectives 
  • Mapping 
  • Meet The People 

Section 2 – Overview of Legislation and Guidance 

  • Introduction 
  • The Care Act 2014 
  • The Safeguarding of Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 

Section 3 – Definitions of abuse (including signs and indicators) 

  • Safeguarding Abuse Adults at Risk (of neglect or abuse) 
  • Types of Abuse with Signs and Indicators 
  • Types of Abuse I – Physical Abuse 
  • Types of Abuse II – Domestic Abuse (aged 16 or over) T
  • ypes of Abuse III – Sexual Abuse 
  • Types of Abuse IV – Financial/Material Abuse 
  • Types of Abuse V – Psychological or Emotional Abuse 
  • Types of Abuse VI – Discriminatory Abuse 
  • Types of Abuse VII – Modern Slavery 
  • Types of Abuse VIII – Neglect and Acts of Omission 
  • Types of Abuse IX – Organisational or Institutional Abuse 
  • Types of Abuse X – Self-Neglect 
  • Radicalisation 
  • Restrictive Practices 
  • Acts of Omission 
  • Who are Abusers? 
  • Prosecution for instututional abuse 

Section 4 – Responding to abuse and Reporting Procedures 

  • Introduction 
  • Internally responding 
  • Internally responding II - Reporting Procedures 
  • Externally Responding 
  • Safeguarding Adult Board’s Terminology of actions 

Section 5 – Responding to witnessing abuse or an allegation of abuse 

  • Witnessing Abuse 
  • Alleged abuse 
  • Barriers to Reporting 
  • Whistleblowin

Section 6 – Safeguarding Statistics for Health and Social Care 

  • 21,183 STUDENTS
  • 9,400 COMPANIES
  • 40 COUNTRIES
  • AND COUNTING.....