Our Safeguarding Adults at Risk E-Learning course aims to help protect vulnerable adults from abuse through increased awareness, recognition and knowledge of how to respond to suspicions of adult abuse.
An Adult at Risk is anyone over the age of 18 who is receiving, or may be in need of, community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness and who is unable to take care or protect themselves against harm or exploitation.
In March 2000 the Department of Health issued its No Secrets Guidance which is currently under review. One of the main aims of this Guidance was to ensure that local authorities take the lead in developing and implementing multi-agency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse.
Most adults with a mental illness, physical impairment, learning disability or other special needs are able to live safely and securely. For a small number, however, dependence on someone else may lead to exploitation and abuse.
Safeguarding Adults at Risk e-learning is designed to help Health and Social Care staff plus other Statutory, Private, Voluntary and Independent Sector Agencies understand:
Everyone should be committed to a policy of Zero Tolerance towards the abuse of vulnerable adults.
Safeguarding Adults at Risk E-Learning Course Content
The Safeguarding Adults at Risk e-learning course includes:
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