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Certificate in Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Level 2

Online course Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Level 2

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Online course title, endorsement, level

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

Click Endorsed course for Endorsed version of this course.

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

Now £27.30 + VAT
Was £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. Vulnerability and Safeguarding
  2. Recognising Abuse
  3. Understanding the Law and Managing Risk
  4. Taking Action to Safeguard Vulnerable Adults

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.

Average study time

7 hours 52 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.)

Evidence of achievement

BYTSYZ e-Learning Certificate of achievement and student transcript.

This BYTSYZ online course is suitable for

Any individual who has a responsibility to recognise and protect vulnerable adults from abuse. This course of study will also be relevant to any individual who has to interact with and safeguard vulnerable adults in their daily work (eg. charity workers, youth organisations, voluntary organisations, college staff/students, school staff, care organisations, NHS trusts etc). It will be of particular benefit for people who work in health and social care settings.

Course Description

This BYTSYZ online course will enable students to have a clear understanding of the concept of vulnerability and the safeguarding of vulnerable adults in a range of care settings, some of which are regulated under the Health and Social Care Act (2012) and the Care Act (2014). The online course provides a detailed examination of the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SoVA) framework and its implementation process.

The study will focus in detail on the various forms that abuse can take, whilst distinguishing between its types and patterns. Students will consider the definition of adult abuse and develop a clear understanding of who is a vulnerable adult and who the potential abusers are.

The course will enable students to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse by working through some real-life scenarios to develop understanding and the actions to be taken where abuse is disclosed.

The course covers the key legislation and regulatory frameworks surrounding inter-agency collaboration. This includes a review of the:

  • implementation of SoVA
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
  • "NO Secrets" guidance and how this creates a framework in which organisations operate in terms of their policies, procedures and protocols
  • Mental Capacity Act, Including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Health and Social Care Act.

Students will consider the concept of consent in determining the risk of abuse or harm and the procedures to follow in the event of a disclosure of abuse. It is important for students to recognise basic human rights and protect the rights of vulnerable adults but at the same time, acknowledging acceptable levels of risk. Risk assessment is explained, with examples to embed the student's understanding of why risk assessment plays a part in care service delivery.

The course has a practical focus on actions that should be taken to minimise the risk of abuse in a care setting. The issue of zero-tolerance to abuse in all its forms is explored along with the need to identify and report actual or potential abuse and initiate formal investigation procedures.

Finally the learner will be encouraged to develop a personal action plan to enhance their understanding and develop their practice. BYTSYZ encourages the participation of line managers in the development and evaluation of this plan.


Course Objectives

  1. Explain the concepts of safeguarding and vulnerability
  2. Define the terms "vulnerable adults" and "safeguarding of adults" and identify the scope of health and social care settings where adults can be at risk
  3. Explain the concept of the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SoVA) in a care setting
  4. Define the term "abuse" distinguishing between the various patterns of abuse
  5. Recognise the types of abuse and their related signs
  6. Identify the range of people who may be potential abusers in given contexts
  7. Describe the key points of government legislation and regulation to safeguard vulnerable adults
  8. Explain in detail the content and implications of the "No Secrets" document
  9. Explain the risk management process and its importance
  10. Identify the organisational issues involved in implementing the requirements of SoVA
  11. Explain the importance of reporting and whistle blowing on actual or potential abuse
  12. Take personal action to, reduce the risk to and safeguarding of, vulnerable adults in your care

Customer reviews about online course Certificate in Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Level 2 ...

KATHRYN from Upminster (08-12-2014)
Pleased with the opportunity to do this course in stages rather than all at once. Understood the "lesson" part well and the trial quiz part is good to refresh memory ready for the end test.

SHAMA from London (24-10-2014)
I really enjoyed doing this course. I learnt a lot about the backgrounds of abuse, the legislation, which are involved and what can we as individuals do to prevent the abuse. The layout of the course was very easy and understandable.

ROSEMARY from Newton Abbot (18-04-2014)
This was a really well presented, informative and easy to follow Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Level 2 online course. I would recommend it to anyone working with vulnerable adults. Thank you.

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