MS18
Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults


Course Contents
• Module One: Introduction
• This module looks at what the key principles of safeguarding
• vulnerable adults are, giving you an overview of what is
• meant by ‘safeguarding’ and who is classed as a vulnerable
• adult by law. The module also looks at the famous Steven
• Hoskin safeguarding case.
• • Defining safeguarding
• • Key principles
• • Dignity
• • Who is a vulnerable adult?
• • Steven Hoskin
• • Why is training important?

• Module Two: Understanding Why Vulnerable Adults Are
• at Risk
• This module explains what is meant by ‘abuse’ so that you
• understand more about how to recognise it. The module
• outlines who is likely to be at risk from abuse and which
• factors may put some adults more at risk than others.
• • What is abuse?
• • Who are adults abused by?
• • Consent
• • Factors that increase risk
• • Mental capacity

• Module Three: Types of Abuse
• This module provides an overview of each of the main
• categories of abuse, explaining the characteristics of each
• one and outlining some of the key indicators and warning
• signs for you to look out for.
• • Categories of abuse
• • Physical abuse
• • Emotional/psychological abuse
• • Sexual abuse
• • Neglect and acts of omission
• • Financial abuse
• • Discriminatory abuse
• • Institutional abuse

• Module Four: Responding to a Disclosure
• This module explains what you should do and how you
• should react if a vulnerable adult brings information about
• abuse to your attention. The module raises awareness of why
• some adults may not tell you about abuse and details what
• actions to take next.
• • How a concern may come to your attention
• • How to respond to a disclosure
• • Why adults often don’t disclose information
• • What to do next
• • Whistleblowing

• Module Five: Reporting Your Concerns
• This module looks at the reporting procedures you should
• follow when concerns about abuse have come to your
• attention. The module explains why it’s so important to
• pass on your concerns, detailing who to report to, what to
• say and what you can do next.
• • Your responsibilities
• • Why some people don’t take action
• • Who to report to
• • What if the report isn’t taken seriously?
• • What if the concerns are about a professional?
• • When to report a concern
• • What needs reporting?
• • Check existing records
• • What happens next?
• • Recording information

• Module Six: What Happens After a Referral
• This module looks at the various steps that follow a referral
• to adult social care, explaining the different decisions that
• social care may make and outlining what happens next in
• the safeguarding process.
• • Adult social care’s decision
• • What to do if you don’t agree with the decision
• • Strategy discussions
• • The case conference
• • Protection plans
• • Reviewing the plan
• • Discontinuing the plan
By the end of this course you will:
• Understand why safeguarding vulnerable adults training is so important for everyone within your organisation.
• Have an awareness of which adults are most at risk and which factors increase the likelihood of being at risk from harm.
• Know more about the different categories of abuse, plus the potential warning signs associated with each type.
• Understand how to respond appropriately to a disclosure from a vulnerable adult and know what to do next.
• Know how to report any concerns that you may have.
• Understand what happens in the safeguarding process after a referral to adult social care has been made
• 3 Hour Course .09.30am – 12.30pm

Galvyn Training and HR Consultancy Ltd.

Galvyn Training and HR Consultancy Ltd.