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Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 3 sections
- 1 What is safeguarding and who needs it?
- 2 What is abuse? The forms of abuse
- 3 Dealing with Abuse
Safeguarding is about improving a person's welfare and keeping them safe from harm. In this section we ask WHO is at risk? We look at the legal framework, the principles of Safeguarding and The Mental Capacity Act. We also look at what should be included in a safeguarding policy.
This section looks at what constitutes abuse. It looks at the tell-tale signs that abuse might be happening, so you know what to look out for. Abuse in vulnerable adults can be in the form of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, financial abuse, discriminatory abuse, and institutional abuse.
Dealing with abuse and reporting abuse can be upsetting and should be handled sensitively. It's important to ACT and it's crucial to act QUICKLY. In this section we give step by step guidance explaining what to do if you think abuse might be taking place or if someone makes a disclosure to you. We look at raising an alert, making a referral and what should be included in a written report.
About this course
Safeguarding Of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) is a training programme about protecting vulnerable adults and keeping them safe from harm. It's about recognising the signs of abuse and knowing what to do.
Safeguarding is not something that is done in seclusion, and this training highlights the importance of all the relevant services working together in a 'partnership of care'. It also highlights the importance of the individual - a 'person-centred' approach.
This training explains the seven major forms of abuse and gives step-by-step guidance to deal with abuse; including raising an alert, making a referral and what to include in a written report. It's essential to act quickly if you think abuse may be happening - the quicker it's spotted, the quicker something can be done about it.
Working with children? You may also be interested in our Safeguarding Children Training.
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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.
As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
391 real user reviews
Informative and concise.
The course covered a lot of content clearly and concisely. The content is highly relevant to what we do as individuals and as an organisation. Well worth the effort.
easy to follow.
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
Covered all the bases
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
Very clear to understand
How it was worded was clear and I understood it well .
Clear and informative.
Very clear and informative, bite sized chunks of learning...easy to digest! I really enjoyed taking part in this training and I learned valuable information.
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I found it very montonous and boring
I think it would have been quite easy to make this more interesting, by, for example including some case studies. It really didn't hold my interest just having the woman talking most of the time and I found myself spacing out, but still managed to attain 100% even though I hadn't really been listening, which suggests the test is too easy.
Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
When it comes to the law regarding Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, there are a number of documents that set out legal obligations:
The Care Act 2014 means that local councils have to set up a Safeguarding Adults Board in their area. This must include the local council, the NHS and the Police as well as other local services. They must work together to make policies and plans to protect adults at risk in their area.
The Health and Social Care Act 2012: This Act establishes and makes various provisions, including:
[the need] to make provision about regulating health and adult social care services; [as well as a] scrutiny of health matters by local authorities and co-operation between local authorities and commissioners of health care services
The Mental Capacity Act 2005: The primary purpose of this Act is to provide a legal framework for acting and making decisions on behalf of adults who lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves.
The Equality Act 2010: This Act ensures equal treatment of everyone regardless of their protected characteristics, which include age and disability.
The Human Rights Act 1998: This Act contains a list of 16 rights which all people in the UK have. It places a legal duty on public authorities to respect and protect our human rights in everything they do.