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Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

In this free online course, learn how to protect the health and wellbeing of vulnerable adults.

Publisher: One Education
In this free online course, safeguarding vulnerable adults, you will learn how to protect and raise concerns regarding an individual's well being. We will discuss the concept of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks that will help you to safeguard children and vulnerable adults from harm. You will also learn the different ways to share information with the relevant bodies regarding abuse and neglect.
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Students

    910
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course will introduce you to the concept of safeguarding and the basic principles of safeguarding vulnerable adults. Safeguarding, by definition, is the measures that are taken to protect the health and wellbeing of others. It can be used in several different situations relating to children, young people, as well as adults and this course will cover all this information in detail. In addition, you will also study the different issues safeguarding covers such as human trafficking, domestic violence and abuse and modern slavery. This course will help you learn about the different acts of the legislature regarding safeguarding vulnerable adults. You will be introduced to the concept of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks which gives a more thorough vetting and barring system to safeguard children and vulnerable adults from harm. The course then explains the difference between regulated and controlled activity. Furthermore, you will also learn the five key principles of the mental capacity act in detail.

This course will help you understand what contributes to abuse and neglect. Abuse and neglect can appear in many forms. Do you think you know how to spot the signs of abuse? Not all abuse can be seen because not all abuse is physical and this course will help you understand when and how to make assumptions regarding abuse. The course will describe the types and possible indicators of abuse such as physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, discriminatory abuse, and financial abuse. Older people suffering abuse can be afraid and embarrassed to talk about it. This topic will also cover how to spot signs of abuse in older people. We will also discuss the importance of communication in care settings in more detail. Communication is about more than words we use. You will learn the different methods of communication such as verbal, non-verbal and written communication. Furthermore, you will also learn how listening and attending plays an important role in handling complaints from either the service user or their families.

Lastly, you will be introduced to the concept of sharing information and responding to a disclosure. You will learn the importance of sharing information and different ways to share information with the relevant bodies. Confidentiality about vulnerable adults is an important thing to consider. Therefore, this course will help you study how concerns about a person's welfare are raised and how we choose to use this information in a way that is in the individuals' best interests. In addition, we will also discuss the seven golden rules of sharing information in detail. This could be useful for those people who are working in health care and social welfare organizations and want to develop their knowledge about safeguarding vulnerable adults. So, why wait? Start this course today.

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