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 define adult abuse and clarify what is meant by an adult at risk and capacity to consent. It aims to provide delegates with the basic knowledge and necessary skills to recognise and respond to actual or suspected adult abuse and it covers different types of abuse, examples of what form it might take and in what circumstances it could occur. 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 adults at risk.
This course is designed to enable delegates to:
Understand their role and responsibilities under Safeguarding legislation Identify who is at risk of abuse and how Define adult abuse and the different forms it can take Recognise when abuse is taking place and know how to respond appropriately Review procedures for reporting actual or suspected abuse Identify structures and working methods that minimise the risk of abuse happening
Methods of Delivery
The trainer will balance tutor-led delivery with delegate input, drawing on the knowledge in the room as well as adding to it.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Definitions and statistics
- Forms of abuse and indicators
- Legislation, government guidelines, and good practice
- Rights and responsibilities of service users and staff
- Organisational procedures
- Structures and working methods that minimise risk
This course is suitable for anyone working with adults at risk in the social care sector.
Delegates should familiarise themselves with any organisational policies regarding the safeguarding of adults at risk.
Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
Professional Boundaries & Good Practice
Risk Assessment and Management