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Safeguarding Adults Training

Our Safeguarding Adults Training aims to provide the candidates with the knowledge and ability to recognise and appropriately respond to adult abuse when it occurs, or when it's suspected within the society and the care sector.

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Our Safeguarding Adults Training aims to provide the candidates with the knowledge and ability to recognise and appropriately respond to adult abuse when it occurs, or when it's suspected within the society and the care sector.

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Course Summary

  • Understand safeguarding and protection responsibilities
  • Know legislation, statutory guidance and national policies relevant to safeguarding and protection
  • Understand abuse and the indicators of abuse
  • Know how to respond to disclosure or suspected abuse

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    Where Do You Deliver The Safeguarding adults Training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in the Midlands if you don't have access to a training room. Additionally, we are able to deliver this training virtually using Zoom (Zoom sessions for this course will only be available for Theory only sessions)

    Who Is This Safeguarding Adults Training For?

    This training is for anyone working within the health and social care sector.

    How Many Delegates Can I Have On One Session?

    We will deliver this training for a group of up to 12 delegates. Similarly, for larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.

    Who Will Conduct The Training?

    One of our expert tutors, these are all care workers with an abundance of first hand care experience and knowledge - so you'll be in great hands! Furthermore, we will let you know who is doing the training in advance, you can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

About our Safeguarding Adult Training (SOVA Training)

Our Safeguarding Adults Training aims to provide the candidates with the knowledge and ability to recognise and appropriately respond to adult abuse when it occurs, or when it’s suspected within the society and the care sector.

This safeguarding adult course help individuals understand how to keep vulnerable adults safe.

You’ll learn important stuff about what to do if someone’s being hurt, how the law helps, and what you can do to stop bad things from happening.

This Safeguarding Adult course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to protect and support vulnerable adults from abuse and harm.

By knowing these things and using them, you can make sure that grown-ups who need help feel safe and looked after.


Course Information:

  • Course Duration: 4- 6 hours
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: No
  • Course Mode: Face to Face/ Blended


SOVA Course Modules

1. The Big Idea of Keeping Adults Safe:

  • Understanding Safeguarding: We’ll talk about what safeguarding means for adults and how it helps them stay safe. We’ll cover important ideas like making sure they feel strong, stopping bad things before they happen, and working together to keep them safe.
  • Why It’s Important: We’ll discuss why safeguarding is super important. It’s all about making sure adults who might be at risk stay healthy, happy, and treated with respect.
  • Example: We’ll look at a story to see how safeguarding can make a real difference in someone’s life.

2. Everyone Plays a Part:

  • Employer’s Role: We’ll talk about what employers need to do to keep adults safe. This includes giving training, having clear rules, and making sure everyone knows how to report problems.
  • Worker’s Role: We’ll also talk about what workers need to do. This means being able to spot when something’s wrong, telling someone about it, and being careful with how they act.
  • Team Discussion: We’ll have a chat together to see how bosses and workers work as a team to keep adults safe.

3. Making Sure Everyone Cares:

  • Being Responsible: We’ll explain what “Duty of Care” means and why it’s important. It’s all about the legal and moral duty to look out for vulnerable adults.
  • Putting it into Action: We’ll talk about how Duty of Care works in real life. This means knowing what to do to keep adults safe and happy.
  • Case Puzzle: We’ll work together to solve some tricky situations and figure out how Duty of Care helps in each one.

3. Know the Law:

  • Important Rules: We’ll look at the laws that help safeguard adults, like the Care Act 2014 in the UK or similar laws where you are.
  • What it Means: We’ll discuss what these laws mean for spotting and reporting abuse and taking the right steps to help.
  • Team Challenge: We’ll split into groups and figure out what the law says in different situations based on some stories we’ll read.

4. Working Together:

  • What the Council Does: We’ll talk about how local authorities help keep adults safe and make sure everyone works together.
  • Teamwork Plans: We’ll learn about Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements (MASAs) and how different groups share info and work together.
  • Why Teamwork Rocks: We’ll chat about why it’s awesome when lots of people work together to keep adults safe.

5. Understanding Abuse: Different Ways People Get Hurt:

  • Kinds of Hurt: We’ll talk about the different ways adults can be hurt, like being hit, made to feel bad, or not looked after properly.
  • How It Hurts: We’ll discuss how being hurt can make adults feel bad inside and outside, even for a long time after it happens.
  • Spotting Signs: We’ll learn how to spot when someone might be getting hurt, using stories and pretending games.

6. Knowing Who Might Need Extra Help:

  • Feeling More Fragile: We’ll talk about what it means to be fragile and why some adults might need extra care to stay safe.
  • Extra Worries: We’ll discuss situations where adults might be more likely to get hurt, like if they’re getting older or have problems with their mind.
  • Keeping Quiet: We’ll explore why some adults might not want to talk about being hurt, like being scared or thinking no one will believe them.

7. Listening and Helping:

  • Making a Safe Place: We’ll learn how to make a place where adults feel okay talking about being hurt.
    Good Listening: We’ll learn how to listen well so adults feel comfy talking and we can understand what they need.
  • Helping Out: We’ll talk about what to do if an adult tells us they’re getting hurt, like making sure they’re safe and telling someone who can help.
  • Playing Pretend: We’ll practice what to say and do if an adult tells us they’re being hurt, acting it out like in a play.

8. Making People Feel Special:

  • Putting Adults First: We’ll talk about making sure adults have a big say in what happens to them and why that’s important.
  • Making Choices: We’ll discuss why it’s cool to let adults choose what’s best for them, even if it’s different from what we think.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Define safeguarding
  2. Understand employer and employee responsibilities
  3. Understand a duty of care
  4. Understand and apply legislation
  5. Understand local authority responsibilities and multi-agency safeguarding
  6. Recognise, describe and identify different types of abuse
  7. Understand vulnerability and heightened risk factors, including why people don’t report
  8. Understand and be able to respond to a disclosure of abuse
  9. Understand a person-centered approach to safeguarding.

Who Should Attend Safeguarding Adult Training?

This training is super important for many different people who work with grown-ups who might be in danger. That includes:

  • Doctors, Nurses, and Social Workers who take care of people’s health and well-being.
  • Care Workers and Support Workers who help grown-ups with everyday things.
  • Therapists and Counsellors who listen and help people with their feelings.
  • Police Officers who make sure everyone is safe.
  • Teachers and School Staff who look after students and grown-ups in schools.
  • Anyone who helps grown-ups in the community and wants to keep them safe.


Benefits of SOVA Training:

SOVA training gives people and groups the knowledge and skills to help vulnerable individuals.

Here’s how it helps different groups:

For Individuals:

Learn Helpful Skills: Pick up good ways to communicate and practical skills to support vulnerable people.
More Confidence: Feel surer about offering help and dealing with tough situations.
Better Job Prospects: Get a useful qualification that’s in demand in jobs like social care and mentoring.
Personal Growth: Understand more about social issues and feel more responsible towards society.

For Staff (Social Care, Probation, etc.):

  • Better Results for Clients: Use proven methods to help clients facing big challenges.
  • Improved Professional Skills: Get better at things like risk assessment, talking to motivate, and setting boundaries.
  • Work Better as a Team: Learn how to work together to support clients with joined-up services.
  • Less Stress for Clients: Use good communication and support to make a safe and helpful space for clients.


For Organisations:

  • Better Service for Clients: Train staff in the best ways to help clients, based on evidence.
  • Fewer Clients Coming Back: Make support systems stronger, so fewer clients need help again and again.
  • Happier Staff: Give staff good communication and support skills, so they feel happier in their jobs.
  • Good Reputation: Show you care about society by helping staff and supporting the community.

For Communities:

  • Stronger Communities: Help community members spot vulnerable people and give them support.
  • Better Support Networks: Make a more supportive and open community for people with social challenges.
  • Less Bad Behavior: Help people at risk, which might mean less crime and bad behavior in the community.
  • More Community Spirit: Encourage everyone to help support vulnerable people in the community.

SOVA training is a win-win for everyone. Individuals get useful skills, staff can help clients better, communities make stronger support networks, and organisations improve their services.

In the end, SOVA training helps make society more inclusive and supportive for everyone.


Additional Course: Face to Face Safeguarding Children Training For Both Groups and Individuals.

Caring For Care is Skills for Care endorsed

Important FAQs on Safeguarding Adult Training

Important questions and answers about safeguarding adult training:

  1. What are the different types of abuse covered in the training?The training will explore the various types of abuse adults can experience, including physical, emotional, sexual, neglect, financial, and discriminatory abuse.
  2. How will I learn to know if someone is being hurt?We’ll look at stories, situations, and talk about them so you can learn to see when something might be wrong.
  3. What is a person-centered approach in safeguarding?A person-centered approach emphasizes respecting the autonomy and choices of the adult at risk. The training will explore strategies to empower adults to participate in decisions about their safety and well-being whenever possible.
  4. What should I do if I suspect an adult is being abused?You will learn about the importance of reporting suspected abuse to the appropriate authorities following established procedures. The training will also cover how to create a safe space for disclosure and respond sensitively to an adult who discloses abuse.
  5. How often should I take Safeguarding Adult training?The frequency of refresher training may vary depending on your profession and local regulations. However, it’s generally recommended to update your knowledge and skills periodically to stay informed about best practices and any changes in legislation. Talk to our course advisor for a refresher course.
  6. Do you have online safeguarding courses?

Yes we have Safeguarding Online Courses which are cpd approved.

Aside from Safeguarding Adult online training, there are other relevant courses such as FGM training, Forced Marriage Awareness training.

Some of the cpd Safeguarding courses for wales are:

Questions and Answers

How often safeguarding adults training?

  1. How often you need to do Safeguarding Adult training depends on a few things:
    • Your Job: Some jobs, like social workers or healthcare workers, might need you to do the training more often.
    • Laws in Your Area: Different places might have different rules about how often you should do the training.
    • Your Workplace: Your boss might have rules about how often you need to do the training.
  2. Here’s what’s generally recommended:
    • Every 2-3 Years: This helps keep you updated on the important stuff.
    • When Things Change: If there are big changes in the rules or how things are done, you might need to do the training again.
    • If Your Job is Risky: If you work with adults who might be in more danger, it’s good to do the training more often.
  3. Here’s how you can find out more:
    • Ask Your Employer: They can tell you how often you need to do the training.
    • Check Online: There might be rules on websites for your job or your area.
    • Your local authority safeguarding board: Your local council might have info about how often people in your area should do the training.

Doing Safeguarding Adult training regularly helps you know how to help adults who might be in danger.


How does staff training Safeguard Adults

Staff training in safeguarding adults is key. It equips staff to recognise abuse signs, respond effectively, and create a safer environment. This protects vulnerable adults and improves their overall care.

Staff training in safeguarding adults is really important because it helps keep vulnerable people safe.

Here’s why:

  1. Better Skills and Knowing What to Look For:
    • Staff learn how to spot signs of different types of abuse, like physical or emotional harm.
    • They also learn how to respond properly if they think someone is being hurt or mistreated.
    • By understanding the rules, they know what they should do to make sure everyone is safe.
  2. Making the Place Safer:
    • Training helps create a culture where everyone is alert and ready to help if something seems wrong.
    • It improves communication so staff can talk openly about any worries they have about people’s safety.
    • By being proactive, staff can stop bad things from happening before they get worse.
  3. Taking Better Care of People:
    • With better training, staff can give more support to those who need it, making sure they’re safe and well.
    • They learn to respect people’s choices and help them make decisions that are right for them.
    • When staff can spot problems early, they can step in quickly to help, which is really important for keeping vulnerable adults safe.

Overall, giving staff training in safeguarding adults is vital for making sure everyone is safe and cared for properly. It helps staff know what to do, how to help, and how to make sure vulnerable adults are protected.


Is the safeguarding adult course mandatory?

Whether or not you have to take a safeguarding adult course can vary, but here are a few things that might affect it:

  1. Your Job: Some jobs, such as social workers or healthcare workers, might need you to do this training because of rules from the people who oversee those jobs.
  2. Where You Live (Local Regulations): Different places might have their own rules about who needs to take this kind of training.
  3. Your Workplace: Your boss might say you need to do this training regularly to make sure everyone knows how to keep people safe.

Even if it’s not something you have to do, it’s still a good idea to keep learning about adult safeguarding so you know how to help if someone needs it.