Advanced Safeguarding Adults Training
This Advanced Safeguarding Adults training course provides learners with a deeper understanding of safeguarding procedures. This includes an overview of your specific responsibilities under the Care Act 2014, and the steps you can take to minimise the risk of abuse or neglect.
The course will help you to challenge traditional thinking so that you understand the different ways in which to respond appropriately to safeguarding concerns.
- Developed by a qualified Safeguarding professional
- Accredited by CPD
- Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
- On completion, certificate is posted the next working day
Who Should Take This Course?
This course is written at an advanced level and is aimed at people who care for or work with adults in need (vulnerable adults), and who have specific safeguarding responsibilities, such as managers and safeguarding leads. The course is suitable for workers in any industry that provides care or a service to adults in need.
If you are new to safeguarding training, or you are a worker without specific safeguarding responsibilities, then it’s recommended that you consider the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) course which is less advanced and aimed at workers of all levels.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming
to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.
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The course is divided into 4 accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end:
Course Overview (PDF) »
- Safeguarding Adults Legislation – the definition of an adult with safeguarding needs, the Care Act 2014, the Equality Act 2010, the Human Rights Act 1998, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and further legislation.
- Understanding the Types of Abuse – physical abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, financial/material abuse, modern slavery, discriminatory abuse, neglect and acts of omission, self-neglect, who carries out abuse and minimising the risk of abuse.
- Capacity to Make Decisions – consent, principles of the Mental Capacity Act, assumption of capacity, support to make decisions, unwise decisions, best interests, least restrictive option and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
- Responding to Disclosures and Safer Recruitment – responding to disclosures, taking notices, post-disclosure practice and record keeping, reporting your concerns, statutory body responsibilities, allegations about members of staff, safer recruitment, obtaining a DBS check, complaints and whistleblowing, staff responsibilities and policies and procedures.
Aims of the Course
By the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of:
- How to identify a vulnerable adult in need of safeguarding support.
- How legislation, including the Care Act, affects your safeguarding responsibilities.
- What abuse and neglect are, and how to identify these.
- The steps you can take to minimise the risk of abuse and neglect.
- An adult's basic human rights to consent and decision-making, plus what the Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards say about 'unwise decisions' and 'best interests'.
- How to deal with a disclosure, support staff, and take notes in order to keep an accurate record of a disclosure.
- The roles of statutory bodies and when they need to be alerted, plus how they will act following a referral.
- Safer recruitment responsibilities, including how to deal with an allegation against a staff member, whistleblowing policies and staff training.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will
be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The
answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed.
If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with
no extra charge.
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