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A multi-layered course designed to aid health and social care workers through the legislation, policy and procedures relating to the issues of safeguarding in order to develop a safeguarding culture.

Throughout the course learners will increase their understanding of integral topics such as the purpose of the Independent Safeguarding Authority (VBS), definitions and types of abuse, introduction to the law relating to safeguarding, as well as confidentiality and how to report suspected abuse or neglect. Learn to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse while understanding how to deal with disclosures.

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at health and social care workers and will enable learners to explore the legislation, policy and procedures that relate to the safeguarding of vulnerable adults / children and aims for learners to appreciate and develop a safeguarding culture.

The course will include:

  • POVA and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA)
  • Service users charter of rights
  • Definition of abuse
  • Types of abuse
  • Recognising the signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Responding to abuse and neglect
  • Alerting and reporting
  • Whistle blowing

Course duration and assessment:

This training course is available in a full day or half day format, both conclude with a written assessment of knowledge and successful candidates will receive a certificate of successful completion and achievement.

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