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Health and Social Care Statutory Training

Certificate in Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults - Awareness Level 2

Online course title, endorsement, level

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults - Awareness Level 2
(non-Endorsed, BYTSYZ e-Learning assessed and certificated)

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How to book this online course

if you are an individual candidate

OR contact us if you are an organisation and would like to open an account with us.

Price per Course per Candidate

£39.00 + VAT

(inclusive: all modules, online training, unlimited trial assessments, 1 (one) final assessment for each module, certificate, online and phone student support)

Course Modules

  1. Abuse And Safeguarding

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

BYTSYZ e-Learning Certificate of achievement and student transcript.

This BYTSYZ online course is suitable for

This 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.

In England alone, there are tens of thousands of workers operating at different levels, whilst coming into contact with or supporting vulnerable adults. These workers need to be fully aware of the issues surrounding the abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults and the related safeguarding issues. As such, the course is suitable for all, including but not limited to:

  • lecturers and senior lecturers
  • health and social care support staff
  • health and social care practitioners
  • health care professionals
  • 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.

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.

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
  • help minimise the effects of abuse

Course Objectives

  1. Identify the nature of vulnerability, protection and various forms of abuse that vulnerable adults may face
  2. Explain the signs of abuse and the issues relating to adult mental capacity and the safeguarding of vulnerable adults

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