Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (endorsed) Level 2

Provided by BYTSYZ e-Learning

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About the course

Course Modules

  • Vulnerability and Safeguarding
  • Recognising Abuse
  • Understanding the Law and Managing Risk
  • Taking Action to Safeguard Vulnerable Adults
  • Training and Assessment method

    e-Learning, Online (exclusively over the Internet).
    Multiple choice questions (instant results).

    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

    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 online course, that is endorsed by Training Qualifications UK, 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 2008. 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
  • Explain the concepts of safeguarding and vulnerability
  • 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
  • Explain the concept of the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SoVA) in a care setting
  • Define the term "abuse" distinguishing between the various patterns of abuse
  • Recognise the types of abuse and their related signs
  • Identify the range of people who may be potential abusers in given contexts
  • Describe the key points of government legislation and regulation to safeguard vulnerable adults
  • Explain in detail the content and implications of the "No Secrets" document
  • Explain the risk management process and its importance
  • Identify the organisational issues involved in implementing the requirements of SoVA
  • Explain the importance of reporting and whistle blowing on actual or potential abuse
  • Take personal action to, reduce the risk to and safeguarding of, vulnerable adults in your care

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