This course allows you to complete one section at a time. You will learn about safeguarding – its aims and key principles; what are abuse and neglect – their definitions, different types and how you should respond; and what is Mental Capacity – and the implications for supporting vulnerable adults.
On completion of the course, you will automatically get a certificate, containing your name, CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.
The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and refresher guides.
After completing this course, you will understand:
- The legal duties to safeguard adults
- What is meant by adult safeguarding
- The importance of avoiding risk averse practice
- The aims of adult safeguarding and the six safeguarding principles
- ‘Person-centred’ and ‘outcomes-focused’ safeguarding practice
- What is meant by abuse and who is at risk
- Why a person might abuse another and when it is more likely to happen
- The patterns of abuse
- The different types of abuse and neglect and features of each
- The importance of balancing safeguarding with empowerment
- What you should do if you suspect abuse or neglect
- How to respond to a disclosure
- What to say to an adult at risk
- What to do in an emergency
- The importance of good record keeping