Care Certificate Standard 10 - Safeguarding Adults - Online Course - CPD Accredited

The Mandatory Training Group
Delivery Method: e-Learning

Care Certificate Standard 10 - Safeguarding Adults - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Care Certificate Standard 10 (Safeguarding Adults) training course for front-line healthcare and social care support workers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Many patients can safeguard their interests and protect themselves from neglect, harm or abuse. However, some adults are in vulnerable situations and are less able to protect themselves or make decisions about their safety. Safeguarding adults training is essential for anyone who comes into contact with adults who have care and support needs; protecting them from abuse and neglect is a critical part of the job.

Course content

This online Care Certificate Standard 10 (Safeguarding Adults) training course covers the following:

  • Understand the principles of Safeguarding adults;
    • Explain the term safeguarding adults,
    • Explain their role and responsibilities in safeguarding individuals,
    • List the main types of abuse,
    • Describe what constitutes harm,
    • Explain why an individual may be vulnerable to harm or abuse,
    • Describe what constitutes restrictive practices,
    • List the possible indicators of abuse,
    • Describe the nature and scope of harm to and abuse of adults at risk,
    • List a range of factors which have featured in adult abuse and neglect,
    • Demonstrate the importance of ensuring individuals are treated with dignity and respect when providing health and care services, and
    • Describe where to get information and advice about their role and responsibilities in preventing and protecting individuals from harm and abuse.
  • Reduce the likelihood of abuse;
    • Describe how care environments can promote or undermine people’s dignity and rights,
    • Explain the importance of individualised, person-centred care,
    • Explain how to apply the basic principles of helping people to keep themselves safe,
    • Explain the local arrangements for the implementation of multi-agency Safeguarding Adult’s policies and procedures,
    • List ways in which the likelihood of abuse can be reduced by managing risk and focusing on prevention, and
    • Explain how a clear complaints procedure reduces the likelihood of abuse.
  • Respond to suspected or disclosed abuse;
    • Explain what to do if abuse of an adult is suspected; including how to raise concerns within local whistleblowing policy procedures.
  • Protect people from harm and abuse – locally and nationally;
    • List relevant legislation, local and national policies and procedures which relate to safeguarding adults,
    • Explain the importance of sharing information with the appropriate agencies, and
    • Describe the actions to take if they experience barriers in alerting or referring to relevant agencies.

Who is the course for?

This online Care Certificate Standard 10 (Safeguarding Adults) training course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • New members of staff in Healthcare Support Worker roles,
  • New members of staff in Adult Social Care Worker roles, and
  • Any staff members who provide direct care to patients or individuals needing support.

This online Care Certificate Standard 10 (Safeguarding Adults) training course will also be useful for:

  • Staff moving into new roles within their organisation,
  • Refreshing the knowledge of any member of staff,
  • NHS nursing, AHP and care staff,
  • Agency care workers,
  • Healthcare assistants (HCAs),
  • Support workers,
  • Care assistants, and
  • Community services.

Course aims

This online Care Certificate Standard 10 (Safeguarding Adults) training course helps health and social care workers to understand their legal responsibilities to those they provide care. The aims and objectives are to:

  • Know how to recognise signs of abuse,
  • Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse,
  • Know legislation, nation and local policies relating to abuse,
  • Understand ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse, and
  • Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online Care Certificate Standard 10 (Safeguarding Adults) training course, learners will have a better understanding of the following:

  • Why is safeguarding vulnerable adults training important?
  • Relevant legislation and policies relating to safeguarding vulnerable adults,
  • Who is a vulnerable adult?
  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults is everyone’s responsibility,
  • Ensuring dignity, rights and respect when delivering health care services,
  • How do healthcare environments affect dignity and rights?
  • Helping vulnerable people to keep themselves safe,
  • Supporting people to exercise choice and control,
  • Defining abuse,
  • Categories of abuse,
  • Who is at risk of abuse, and where does abuse occur?
  • Who can commit abuse?
  • Identifying signs of abuse,
  • Why abuse happens,
  • Why may victims fail to report?
  • What to do if you become aware of abuse,
  • Things to avoid regarding abuse of safeguarding adults,
  • What happens following the referral of abuse?
  • Whistleblowing – making a disclosure in the public interest,
  • Individual responsibilities relating to safeguarding adults at risk, and
  • Online learning resources relating to protecting vulnerable adults.

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