Duration 1 day
This one-day course for support staff draws on government guidelines in relation to the issue of adult abuse. The course will provide delegates with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to recognise and respond to actual or suspected adult abuse, defining adult abuse and clarifying what is meant by a vulnerable adult and what it means to have capacity to consent. The course will identify different types of abuse and explore examples of what form it might take and in what circumstances. Delegates will learn to recognise possible signs of abuse and will also learn good practice guidelines for handling abuse disclosures. Delegates will review recording and reporting procedures and will be encouraged to consider how individuals, teams and organisations as a whole can minimize the likelihood of abuse occurring through proper use of workplace structures, joint working and information sharing alongside a sustained commitment to the empowerment of vulnerable adults.
- Abuse statistics
- Forms of abuse and indicators of abuse
- Why abuse occurs
- Rights of the service user
- Rights and responsibilities of the staff member
- Organisational procedures
Methods of Delivery
The trainer will balance tutor-led delivery with delegate input, drawing on the knowledge in room as well as adding to it.
- Learning Objectives
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- To understand your role and responsibilities under Safeguarding legislation and guidelines
- To understand who is at risk of abuse and how
- To define adult abuse and understand the different forms it can take
- The be able to recognise when abuse is taking place and be clear about how to respond appropriately
- To explore why abuse might occur and under what circumstances
- To review procedures for reporting actual or suspected abuse
- To identify structures and working methods that minimise the risk of abuse happening
Anyone whose work brings them into contact with vulnerable clients in the social care sector.
Delegates should familiarise themselves with any organisational policies that may in place governing issues of vulnerable adults.
The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
Boundaries & Good Practice