Everyone should be able to live their life free from fear and harm but some people are not always able to protect themselves as they are vulnerable because of their age, mental capacity or disability.
Healthcare Professionals working with adults are required to complete a training course for the Safeguarding Adults at Risk (Vulnerable Adults), often referred to as SOVA.
Course aims – Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) training:
This course is designed to enable delegates to understand the principles and instil a good grounding of knowledge of Safeguarding vulnerable adults. On completion of the course delegates will be competent to identify, report on and give support in the prevention of abuse of vulnerable adults in their workplace.
Who is the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults training course for:
The protection of vulnerable adults is imperative to anyone who works with vulnerable adults on a part-time or full-time basis. The training is suitable for any workers, regardless of the role, and regardless of whether you are a paid employee or a volunteer. This will include workers in the Health and Social Care Sectors such as:
- Independent Healthcare Agencies
- Residential Care Home Staff
- Domiciliary Care Staff
- Nursing Homes
Half Day (3 hours) We are flexible with Start times to accommodate the needs of your business. Please feel free to discuss your timings with us.
This course will be tailored to your needs and the nature of the vulnerable adults you are working with. Course content includes:
- Who is a vulnerable adult?
- What is Abuse?
- Who commits abuse?
- Where does abuse happen?
- What are the signs of abuse?
- Duty of care – from Employer / Employee’s perspective
- The roles and responsibilities of carers
- Responding to Concerns
- Reporting abuse and whistle blowing
- Reporting procedures
- Working within the No Secrets Act and POVA /SOVA legislation
- Current legislation and guidance
Assessment and Certification
Continual assessment throughout the course by the tutor will be ongoing and a multiple choice assessment paper will be completed by the delegates.
A ‘Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults’ awareness certificate will be issued to all delegates on successful completion of the course which is valid for 3 years.
Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is fundamental to creating high-quality health and social care. For more information on Safeguarding of Vulnerable adults please visit the Care Quality Commision (CQC) pages on this subject.
For further information on our Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults training courses please email us or alternatively, call us on 0151 515 0416 and speak with one of our training Consultants.