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Safeguarding People Training

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Safeguarding People at Risk (Adult & Child) (3.5 hrs)

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Our half-day Safeguarding People at Risk course will help raise awareness of the importance of Safeguarding Adults and Children who may be at risk. Participants completing this course will be in a better position to implement their organisations safeguarding protection policy and have a further understanding of the procedures they should follow. This course will benefit anyone who works with vulnerable people, regardless of sector.

Aims of the course

By the end of this course participants will:

  • Understand why safeguarding people at risk training is so important for everyone within your organisation.
  • Have an awareness of which people are most at risk and which factors increase the likelihood of being at risk from harm or exploitation
  • Know about the different categories of abuse, what each type involves plus the potential warning signs associated with each type.
  • Understand how to respond appropriately to disclosure from a vulnerable adult and know what to do next.
  • Know how to report any concerns that you may have. Whistleblowing policy
  • Your duty of Care
  • Understand what happens in the safeguarding process after a referral to social care has been made and local safeguarding boards.
  • Legislation to protect people
Specific Course Structure & Content
  • Who can be people at risk and who could be an abuser
  • Understanding why people are at risk and what makes abuse more likely
  • Does the type of abuse change from child to adult
  • Types of abuse – categories of abuse: physical, emotional/psychological, sexual, self-neglect, neglect and acts of omission, financial, discriminatory, organisational, modern slavery, hate crime, and domestic abuse.
  • What constitutes the different types and some of the signs of abuse
  • Is the abuse suffered by children any different to what is experienced by adults
  • Responding to a disclosure – how a concern may come to your attention, how to respond to a disclosure, why people often don’t disclose information, what to do next and whistleblowing.
  • When to involve emergency services and the need to preserve evidence
  • Reporting your concerns – your responsibilities, why some people don’t take action, who to report to, what to do if the report isn’t taken seriously, what to do if the concerns are about a professional, when to report a concern, what needs reporting, checking existing records, what happens next and recording information.
  • What happens after a referral
  • Legislation to protect people from the risk of harm

There will be an assessment questionnaire to be completed by all delegates at the end of the course.