As a healthcare professional, you have a duty of care to the individuals you support to ensure that they are as safe and cared for as can be. Knowing the potential signs of abuse, harm and neglect and how to deal with them will ensure each individual’s right to live in safety is protected.
If you work directly with adults and those deemed vulnerable, then you have a duty to learn about safeguarding and how it is used to protect those most at risk from potential harm and abuse. This course is designed to provide you with the necessary skills to identify potential safeguarding concerns, understand what to do, and who to raise these concerns with, therefore keeping individuals in your care safe from harm.
Understand the rules and regulations that govern safeguarding and the protection of adults
Identify the policies and local procedures to support the safeguarding and protection of adults
Recognise the signs and symptoms of various forms of abuse
Define how to reduce the likelihood of abuse
Explain how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse
Articulate how to recognise and report unsafe practices
Describe how you can get support when dealing with suspected or actual abuse