The Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) Training course is broken down into 3 sections.
1) What is safeguarding and who needs it?
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.
2) What is abuse? The forms of abuse
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
- financial abuse
- discriminatory abuse
- institutional abuse
3) Dealing with 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.
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Certificate
Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults 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 SOVA Training Certificate will include your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and all relevant approvals.
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Based on 223 real user reviews.
It was easy and also good learning
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I learnt some new things, and increased my knowledge and understanding.
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Found it difficult, for some reason to click on the answers to the test.
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Very informative and a good reminder of what is needed to work in a safeguarding and caring environment. I have done these type of tests many times and they serve to prevent complacency when working with youngsters or vulnerable people.
Legislations relating to the safeguarding of vulnerable adults
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.
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.
...places a statutory duty on all those working with vulnerable groups to register and undergo an advanced vetting process with criminal sanctions for non-compliance