Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Training

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

Safeguarding refers to promoting health, wellbeing and the human rights of anyone who is considered vulnerable.

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

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Safeguarding the Vulnerable

About this Course

This SCORM-compatible course is part of our Essentials Library.

The library is available in the Skillcast Standard plan for larger companies or Skillcast Basic plan for those with under 50 learners.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Recognise what we mean by the term 'vulnerable'
  • Distinguish between different types of abuse
  • Identify signs and indicators of abuse
  • Take appropriate action to safeguard vulnerable people
  • Deal effectively with disclosures of abuse
  • Comply with legislation

Latest Course Updates

  • Full design review by an expert
  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • New pages, activities & scenarios
  • New domestic violence content added
  • Three illustrative news stories added
  • Updated scenarios & learning activities
  • Updated post-course assessment questions

Course outline



- Scenario 1: Sara's new friend
- Scenario 2: How does Lei do it?
- Scenario 3: Arthur's poor treatment

Who is vulnerable?

What is safeguarding?

- Who is responsible for safeguarding vulnerable people?
- Types of abuse

Who could be an abuser?

- Examples: What can go wrong?

What are the signs?

- You decide: Spotting the signs
- An increased risk?
- Exercise: Identifying the risk factors

Measures to safeguard vulnerable people

- Scenario: Safeguarding Lei's vulnerable client
- Don't be a stickler
- Scenario: Safeguarding the vulnerable

A proactive approach

- You decide: Your duty of confidentiality
- You make the call: Gauging the level of risk
- Dealing with suspected & actual disclosures of abuse
- Taking action to safeguard vulnerable people
- Scenario: Naira's husband
- Scenario: Handling high-risk situations
- Scenario: Making the right response
- Scenario: Safeguarding the customer
- Handling the situation tactfully

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)

- DBS key points

Legal issues & safeguarding

- You decide: Complying with the law

Scenarios Revisited

- Chloe's boyfriend
- Lei revisited
- Arthur revisited




Course Specifications



Approximately 45-minute long e-learning course followed by a 10-question assessment.



Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience is required.



SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via a client style sheet.



All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.



Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.



Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.



Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.

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