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Compliance Essentials Library

Safeguarding the Vulnerable Course

Certain individuals may be unable to care for themselves or their interests due to disability, age or other factors. We all owe a duty to safeguard such vulnerable people.

Our Safeguarding the Vulnerable Course will help your employees to understand which individuals may be vulnerable and what extra steps they should take to safeguard them.

Audience: All staff  |  Duration: 30 minutes  |  Format: E-learning module

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Recognise who is 'vulnerable'
  • Distinguish between different types of abuse
  • Identify signs and indicators of abuse
  • Take appropriate action to safeguard vulnerable adults
  • Deal effectively with disclosures of abuse
  • Comply with legislation

Course Contents

  • Welcome
  • What is Safeguarding the Vulnerable?
    - Scenario 1: Sara's new friend
    - Scenario 2: How does Graham do it?
    - Scenario 3: Arthur's poor treatment
  • What is safeguarding?
    - Who is 'vulnerable'?
    - Types of abuse
    - Who could be an abuser?
    - Example: What can go wrong?
    - What are the signs?
    - Exercise: Spotting the signs
    - An increased risk?
    - Exercise: Identifying the risk factors
  • Measures to safeguard vulnerable people
    - Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
    - Exercise: Safeguarding Graham's vulnerable client
    - Don't be a stickler
    - Exercise: Safeguarding the vulnerable
    - A proactive approach
    - You make the call: Your duty of confidentiality
    - You make the call: Gauging the level of risk
  • Measures to safeguard vulnerable people
    - Dealing with suspected and actual disclosures of abuse
    - Taking action to safeguard vulnerable people
    - Exercise: Laurie's son
    - Scenario: Handling high-risk situations
    - Scenario: The customer shows signs of vulnerability
    - Scenario: The customer gets agitated and distressed
    - Handling the situation tactfully
    - Legal issues and safeguarding
    - You make the call: Complying with the law
    - Scenario: Jayne's injuries
    - Graham revisited
    - Arthur revisited
  • Summary
  • Affirmation
  • Assessment

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Duration Approximately 30 minutes
Audience Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels
Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
Assessment Ten-question assessment
Test-out Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
Localisation Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary

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Our off-the-shelf subscription options allow you to train your staff using this course and other essential compliance courses cost-effectively.

We can also customise courses to your business needs or create fully bespoke courses to your specification.

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