Safeguarding Adults at Risk Awareness (half day)

Date & Time:

Thursday 9 May 2019 (9:30 - 12:30)

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Sutton Civic Offices, G3, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA


Target Group / Level

Staff Group A, and B and above prior to attending advanced training. All staff who have regular contact with patients, their families or carers or the public and have a statutory responsibility to safeguard adults. 

Staff who have a responsibility to contribute to safeguarding adults but do not have specific organisational responsibility or statutory authority to intervene. All support staff in health and social care settings. Drivers and other transport staff, HR staff, clerical and admin staff, elected members, volunteers and charity trustees, social workers, nurses, GPs, allied health professionals, and health and social care provider services. 

NHS Intercollegiate Level 1 and 2 or above prior to attending advanced training. The minimum level of competence required of all staff working in a health and care organisation including volunteers. 


Course Overview

This training session aims to give participants an overall understanding and appreciation of what safeguarding adults is all about, and what responsibilities each participant has in safeguarding their service users.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants will: 
• Be able to define the term “adult at risk” (formerly a “vulnerable adult”) 
• Understand the importance of the Care Act Statutory Guidance for Safeguarding 
• Be able to list and give examples of the ten main types abuse 
• Know where to find the policies and procedures that are relevant to their own workplaces in relation to Safeguarding 
• Be able to list the various alternative terms that are sometimes used for Safeguarding (e.g. POVA, Adult Protection etc.) 
• Be confident in recognising some of the common symptoms which indicate that abuse might be occurring 
• Be able to take actions in their own workplaces to reduce the risk of abuse occurring 
• Be able to explain the difference between confidentiality, secrecy, and collusion 
• Understand the importance of recording: what, when and how 
• Know how to respond if an adult at risk makes a disclosure of abuse, or if there is any suspicion that a vulnerable adult may be being abused 
• Know what procedures to use, and when to call the emergency services 
• Know how to support the alleged victim, as well as how to deal with the alleged abuser 
• Understand the importance of the concept of “Making Safeguarding Personal” 

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St Thomas Training

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G3, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)