CSTF Safeguarding Adults (Levels 1&2)

The Health and Safety Group Ltd
Delivery Method: eLearning

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at all staff throughout the health and social care sector, in particular

  • Existing staff to update existing knowledge
  • New starters to the organisation

It is everyone's responsibility to protect vulnerable people from harm, ignorance or the acceptance of bad practice is abuse, as an employee it is vital you understand the correct path to take to report safeguarding concerns so they are dealt with quickly and effectively. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate abuse and live a life free from harm. This course develops an understanding of safeguarding and the role of health sector staff in identifying and working with vulnerable adults. It will look at the different types of adult abuse, understand person centred care and how to apply this knowledge in a healthcare environment


The Health and Safety Group would recommend approx. 2 hours 30 minutes to complete the course

Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course the learner will:
  • Understand the term safeguarding adults
  • Understand the nature and scope of harm to and abuse of adults at risk
  • Be able to recognise a range of factors which feature in adult abuse and neglect
  • Understand the importance of demonstrating dignity and respect when providing healthcare services
  • Understand how healthcare environments can promote or undermine people's dignity and rights and the importance of individualised, person centred care
  • Know how to apply the basic principles of helping people to keep themselves safe
  • know how to support people to think about risk when exercising choice and control
  • Know the local arrangements for the implementation of multi-agency Safeguarding Adult's policies and procedures
  • Know and explain what to do if abuse of an adult is suspected; including how to raise concerns within local whistle blowing policy procedures
  • Be aware of relevant legislation, local and national policies and procedures which relate to safeguarding adults
  • Understand the importance of sharing information with the relevant agencies
  • Know the actions to take if they experience barriers in alerting or referring to relevant agencies
  • Understand how to support people to keep safe
  • Be able to respond to safeguarding alerts / referrals
  • Be able to identify and reduce potential and actual risks after disclosure or an allegation has been made
  • Be able to develop protective strategies for those that decline services
  • Understand the levels or thresholds for investigating in response to a safeguarding referral and the requirements of gathering initial information
  • Be able to apply local and national policy and procedural frameworks when undertaking safeguarding activity
  • Know what legislation is relevant to undertaking safeguarding activity
  • Be able to support service users and carers to understand safeguarding issues to maximise their decision making
  • Understand when to use emergency systems to safeguard adults
  • Be able to maintain accurate, complete and up to date records
  • Understand how best evidence is achieved
  • Know the purpose of Safeguarding Adults investigations and be able to apply the duties and tasks involved
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the different agencies involved in investigating allegations of abuse
  • Understand the importance of sharing information with the relevant agencies
  • Know how to raise concerns within local whistle blowing policy procedures
  • Be aware of the risk factors for radicalisation and know who to contact regarding preventive action and support for those who may be at risk of, or are being drawn into, terrorist related activity
Course includes
  • Definition of a Vulnerable Adult & Abuse
  • Overview Care Quality Commission
  • Key Principles in safeguarding
  • Regulations
  • Who's at risk
  • Who's likely to abuse
  • Contributory Factors to abuse
  • Characteristics which increase and decrease the risk of vulnerability
  • Types and signs of abuse - Physical, Sexual, Psychological, Neglect, Discriminatory, Financial and Institutional
  • Forced Marriage
  • Honour Based Violence
  • Radicalisation & its indicators
  • Person centred Care Dignity & Respect
  • Reporting abuse Alerting & Whistleblowing
  • Information Sharing & Multi Agency Working
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Refusing assessments
  • The Mental Capacity Act

The content of this course has been verified by Skills for Health as aligning to the UK Core Skills Training Framework.

(The certificate is valid for 3 years )

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