Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults - Level 1 - Online Course - CPD Accredited

The Mandatory Training Group
Delivery Method: e-Learning

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults - Level 1 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Safeguarding Adults at Risk – Level 1 training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Safeguarding vulnerable adults at risk is about:

  • Protecting vulnerable adults or children from abuse or neglect,
  • Making sure people are supported to get proper access to health care and stay well,
  • Understanding that it is wrong if professionals do not treat vulnerable people with the same respect as other patients,
  • Making sure that people are supported to have full and happy lives,
  • Making sure that people get safe and empowering care and
  • Making sure that people get the support they need to make the most of their lives and reach their full equal rights.

Course content

This online Safeguarding Adults at Risk – Level 1 training course covers the following:

  • An introduction to the fundamental principles of safeguarding vulnerable adults,
  • Why safeguarding vulnerable adults is important,
  • An awareness of the relevant legislation about safeguarding vulnerable adults,
  • An understanding of who is a vulnerable adult,
  • Why safeguarding vulnerable adults is everybody’s responsibility,
  • Why we need to promote dignity, rights and respect when delivering health care services to adults,
  • Impact of the healthcare environment on dignity and rights,
  • What we can do to help vulnerable people to keep themselves safe,
  • What we can do to support vulnerable people to exercise choice and control,
  • Definition of abuse (about the protection of vulnerable adults),
  • An awareness of the main categories of abuse,
  • Understanding who is at risk of abuse,
  • An awareness that abuse can occur anywhere,
  • An understanding of who can commit abuse,
  • Why it is essential to be able to identify the signs of abuse,
  • Understanding why abuse happens,
  • Knowing what to do if you become aware of the abuse,
  • Knowing things to avoid regarding abuse,
  • Knowing what to record, how report and share information about abuse,
  • Understanding what happens after a safeguarding referral,
  • Understanding that we must report wrongdoing under ‘whistleblowing’,
  • Understanding our responsibilities regarding abuse, and
  • Where to find useful resources and information about safeguarding vulnerable adults.

Who is the course for?

This online Safeguarding Adults at Risk – Level 1 training course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff,
  • Locum doctors and nurses,
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs),
  • Agency nurses,
  • Agency workers,
  • Healthcare Assistants (HCAs),
  • Support workers,
  • Care assistants, and
  • Community services.

Course aims

The aims of this online Safeguarding Adults at Risk – Level 1 training course are to improve health and social care workers’ understanding and application of the critical principles of safeguarding.

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes of this online Safeguarding Adults at Risk – Level 1 training course are:

  • To provide an understanding of the legislation regarding safeguarding adults at risk,
  • To provide an awareness of individual and professional responsibilities to support vulnerable adults in a way that lets them make their own choices about their lives,
  • To prevent harm and reduce the risk of neglect or abuse to adults with living with care and support needs, and
  • To raise awareness so that health and social care staff and professionals understand ways of identifying, responding and preventing abuse and neglect.

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