Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (endorsed) Level 3
(BYTSYZ e-Learning assessed, externally certificated)
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7 hours 24 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.)
£60.00 + VAT
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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.
At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by Training Qualifications UK.
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:
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:
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:
Key legislation underpins and enforces the protection of vulnerable adults, which includes the:
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:
Every adult should have the right to:
Regulations and regulators enforce the requirements of the law, including the:
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:
Completing this course can contribute to Care Certificate Standard 10