SAFEGUARDING: VULNERABLE ADULTS

Many organisations, agencies and individuals who do not directly work with such groups may mistakenly believe that they do not have responsibilities to vulnerable adults that they come across in the course of their work. Recent prosecutions tell a different story.

This training will highlight government guidance and organisational policies and procedures with regarding working safely with vulnerable adults. It is a good starting point for all staff at all levels and will not only provide sound knowledge and guidance but will support you and your organisation to ensure that all the correct policies, procedures and support are in place.

It will assist you to understand your roles and responsibilities to safeguard adults at risk in line with London Procedures for Adults at Risk

This course will assist you to:

  • Understand the background to adult protection and what guidance is in place
  • Define adult abuse, vulnerable adult and harm and who is vulnerable
  • Identify the different forms of abuse and where it can take place
  • Understand the signs and indicators of abuse
  • Know when and how to take immediate action
  • Know your role and responsibilities how to record and report abuse

The course is comprehensive. However, if a focus is required on more specific groups such as street population, drugs and alcohol misuse, mental health, trafficking, hoarding, crack house, prostitution then we can input more specific information about these groups.

Helpful for:
All staff and front line officers, customer facing staff, care sector, educational and lone workers.

Duration:
One day