Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults

Understanding and Responding to Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable Adults

Safeguarding Adults is delivered over one three hour session. The course aims are to promote awareness of what constitutes abuse and neglect, promote understanding of the different types of abuse and neglect, promote understanding of what makes individuals vulnerable, promote understanding of what disclosure and whistleblowing are, and detail legislation relevant to Safeguarding of Adults. By the end of this session, candidates will be able to identify types of abuse, identify when abuse has happened/is happening, understand how to report and record issues that may be witnessed or disclosed, and understand how to help prevent abuse and neglect.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Duration: 3 Hours

Qualification: Certified CPD Statement

Cost:  £300 per group

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Course Curriculum

Acts and Regulations

  • Discriminatory Abuse and the Human Rights Act
  • The Human Rights Act 1998
  • Protection from Harassment Act 1997
  • The Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • The safeguarding vulnerable groups act 2006
  • The Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards principles

The Data Barring Service

  • What is a DBS Check
  • The DBS Process
  • New Update Service to DBS with effect from 17th June 2013


  • Facts and Information about abuse
  • Who is a vulnerable adult
  • Abuse and the indicator of abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Financial Abuse
  • Neglect Self Neglect and The Act Of Omission
  • Institutional And Discriminatory Abuse
  • Duty of Care
  • Consent
  • Disclosure
  • Serious Case review and sources of advice
  • Managing risk and Multi-Agency safeguarding of adults

Reporting Abuse

  • Responding to suspected or disclosed abuse
  • Reporting abuse
  • Whistleblowing
  • How to Whistleblow

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand what is abuse and neglect
  • To be able to identify the types of abuse and neglect
  • To know who is at risk
  • To understand what makes individualsĀ vulnerable
  • To understand the laws and regulations
  • To understand who commits abuse
  • To be aware of indicators of the different types of abuse
  • Reporting abuse and whistle blowing