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Online course Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (endorsed) Level 3

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Online course title, endorsement, level

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (endorsed) Level 3
(BYTSYZ e-Learning assessed, externally certificated)
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Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

10 hours

Average study time

8 hours 49 minutes
(this time does not in anyway suggest that you personally will complete the course in this time. Some individuals study faster then others so the study time differs from individual to individual.)

How to book this online course

If you are an individual candidate


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Price per Course per Candidate

Now £70.00 + VAT
Was £100.00 + VAT

Course Modules

  1. Understanding Abuse And Safeguarding
  2. Safeguarding Adults From Abuse And Neglect

Training, assessment, certification and Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

e-Learning, Online (exclusively over the Internet).
Assessment criterion based multiple choice questions with instant results.
All our courses conform to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) criteria.

Evidence of achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by Training Qualifications UK.

This endorsed BYTSYZ online course is suitable for

This endorsed online course refers specifically to the requirements for the protection of vulnerable adults from harm through abuse and neglect, which must be observed and followed by organisations such as:

  • hospitals
  • care homes
  • clubs and groups
  • voluntary organisations
  • adult education establishments

As well as in public places and people's own homes.

All those whose work is related to the care and support of vulnerable adults need to be fully aware of the requirements to keep people safe from harm. As such, the course is suitable for all, including but not limited to:

  • Designated Safeguarding Leads
  • lecturers and senior lecturers
  • health and social care support staff
  • health and social care practitioners
  • health care professionals
  • social care workers
  • health and social care managers
  • volunteers who work or come into contact with vulnerable adults
  • church and religious workers
  • anyone, who as part of their role, works with vulnerable adults.

Course Description

Everyone has the right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. There are many adults at risk of harm from others, because they are 'vulnerable'. It is likely that many of those identified as vulnerable, receive some kind of care service.

Both abuse and abusers can take many forms. It is important to be able to define abuse and distinguish between its many types, patterns, signs and symptoms; in order to take action to reduce its occurrence.

Abuse and neglect can happen anywhere, including:

  • nursing and care homes
  • day services
  • clubs and groups
  • hospitals
  • people's own homes
  • public places.

Key legislation underpins and enforces the protection of vulnerable adults, which includes the:

  • Care Act (2014)
  • Mental Capacity Act (2005)
  • Protection Of Freedoms Act (2012)
  • Deprivation Of Liberty Standards (2005).

The Government has developed the Care and Support Statutory Guidance guidance, which is based on the requirements of the Care Act (2014). This guidance is designed to ensure the protection of vulnerable adults.

In England alone, there are tens of thousands of care workers operating at different levels. These workers either provide hands on care in a health, social, medical or clinical capacity or they supervise or manage others who do.

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) came into force in April 2007 and is designed to protect and restore power to those vulnerable people who lack the mental capacity to understand or to make informed choices. It is estimated that there are over two million people in England and Wales affected in this way.

Everyone has the right to feel safe; vulnerable adults may be harmed as a result of mistreatment, neglect or exploitation. Vulnerable adults may be abused or taken advantage of by those in a position of power over them. Adult abuse has a variety of types and patterns, which may occur on a daily basis. All types of abuse leads to some form of harm. Such abuse can take many forms including:

  • physical abuse
  • domestic violence or abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • psychological or emotional abuse
  • financial or material abuse
  • modern slavery
  • discriminatory abuse
  • organisational or institutional abuse
  • neglect or acts of omission
  • self-neglect.

Every adult should have the right to:

  • a life free of fear
  • be treated with dignity
  • have their choices respected and not forced to do anything against their will.

Regulations and regulators enforce the requirements of the law, including the:

  • Care Quality Commission
  • Adults Safeguarding Boards
  • Disclosure And Barring Service
  • Care Quality Commission - Regulation thirteen.

Central to the ongoing safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults is inter-agency working and collaboration.

Determining the risk of abuse or harm can help with reducing its effects. Risk assessment is an important tool in helping understand the levels of risk a person may face, when planning a strategy to minimise or exclude them.

Vulnerable adults will, on occasions, wish to disclose their abuse. At this time, practitioners must know how to follow internal procedures and support the adult. The protection of evidence and the recording of disclosure are essential if perpetrators are to be brought to justice.

Through this course we will look at all the above issues in more detail and examine what can be done in order to:

  • identify and protect vulnerable adults
  • identify the nature signs of abuse
  • minimise the effects of abuse
  • ensure current legislation is used to protect vulnerable adults
  • manage the risk and/or impact of abuse
  • support and manage the disclosure of abuse and neglect.

Course Objectives

  1. Explain the concepts of safeguarding, vulnerability and dignity in relation to adults
  2. Outline the various forms of abuse and their related characteristics
  3. Summarise the range of legislation, statutory guidance, initiatives and inspection; associated with the adult safeguarding
  4. Identify the range potential abusers in given contexts and explain the importance of risk assessment in helping prevent abuse
  5. Explain the range of interventions and issues that underpin adult safeguarding
  6. Outline the key activities related to safeguarding and disclosure

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