This e-learning course looks at the issues relating to safeguarding adults. There are numerous notable drivers that have helped to shape the UK’s approach towards safeguarding adults and the course will explore many of them, looking at important regulations. It is often impossible to determine whether someone is vulnerable just by looking at them and can include people in need in community care services; people with mental or other disability; people unable to take care of themselves or unable to protect themselves against harm or exploitation or a person can be vulnerable by virtue of age or illness.
Attitudes and beliefs are shaped by our experiences, the media, ethnicity, culture, religion, etc. These influence our judgments and affect our service delivery, which then impacts on the service user. Think carefully – your own attitudes and beliefs could, yet shouldn’t, alter your provision of care.
This Virtual College course includes scenarios to help you to think about what you would do in a given situation.
- Explore commonly held attitudes towards vulnerable people and how these have an impact on the service provided.
- See how values and attitudes can block recognition or have an effect on the decisions professionals make regarding taking action.
- Outline the signs and indicators of abuse, definitions and types of abuse and what to look for, particularly regarding unintentional harm.
- Reflect on the law – key legislation and guidance regarding issues of consent and duty of care.
- Learn what to do if they are worried, what their responsibility is, what happens next and the role and responsibility of managers.
- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Relevant Regulations
- Definitions and Useful Terms
- Roles and Responsibilities
The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
It is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with vulnerable adults in the community, in the person’s own home or in a day care or residential setting. This includes formal and informal carers, volunteers and Health and Social Care Professionals.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.