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Are you up to speed with your adult safeguarding responsibilities?
According to NHS Digital figures, in 2015-16 there were more than 100,000 individuals with enquiries under Section 42 of the Care Act, which means that almost everyone working in a care context will encounter adult safeguarding concerns in their daily lives.
Work with adults at risk? Got responsibilities for adult safeguarding (as either a professional adviser or operational/strategic manger)?
This informative and wide-ranging course will help you identify risk, learn the importance of prevention, and determine appropriate intervention.
This course complies with Level 1 Social Care and Levels 1 & 2 Healthcare.
Are you certain that the decisions you are making are in the best interests of the people in your care; especially when they are vulnerable? Are you up to speed on where the law stands regarding these decisions?
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 outlines the things you need to research, consider and assess before you make choices based on mental capacity.
Do you know what to do if you suspect someone is a victim of abuse? If you’re working with vulnerable adults, it’s important that you’re able to spot the signs.
The right actions could save a life. From the basics through to referring someone you suspect is a victim of abuse to ensure they receive the right care, this Safeguarding Adults (Levels 1 and 2) course bundle has it all.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been a criminal offence in the UK since 1985. But there’s a growing issue around British children being taken abroad by UK nationals for FGM, something which was additionally outlawed in 2003. The NSPCC estimates there are around 137,000 women and girls affected by FGM in England and Wales.
This course covers everything relating to FGM over four informative modules.
Substance misuse is a complex issue, affecting not only the individuals involved but their friends, families and the people they come into contact with.
Substance abuse can result in lowered educational outcomes, compromised health and danger to the public and affect not only the user but the people around them too.
Develop your knowledge of gangs and youth violence with this comprehensive e-learning course.
Understand what gangs are and what they do, the extent of the problem, the part women and girls play in gangs, and what can be done to prevent gang recruitment and safeguard at-risk youth.
Domestic abuse is a serious and widespread problem affecting nearly 10% of women and 5% of men every year. Domestic violence leads to, on average, two women being murdered each week and 30 men each year, according to statistics from Living Without Abuse.
In this course you will learn who is at risk and how the law can help. You will also learn about domestic abuse from both perspectives – the victim and the perpetrator.
Figures from the NHS suggest that more than 725,000 people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder and that around one in 250 women and one in 2,000 men will experience anorexia nervosa at some point in their lives.
The effects of an eating disorder can be long-lasting and have an impact on both the individual and their families and friends. This course will help you learn more about anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders and explains what carers and families can do to provide support to sufferers.
How much do you know about aphasia, the language disorder that affects the lives of more than 370,000 stroke survivors in the UK? Aphasia can have a huge impact on a person’s life by impairing both their ability to express language and understand it.
The Deprivation of Liberty Act protects the most vulnerable individuals in hospitals and care homes. It plays an important role in preventing the unlawful deprivation of liberty occurring. The MCA DoLS (The Mental Capacity Act: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) framework offers safeguards for the people who most need it and principles of conduct for anyone working with vulnerable people. If you are in a care profession, it is crucial that you understand them.
Modern day slavery takes many forms, whether labour and criminal exploitation or sexual; and can be a bewildering and complex subject to get to grips with.
This comprehensive online human trafficking course will help you to spot the signs of modern slavery and explain how to respond if you think someone you know is a victim.
We offer a series of courses about safeguarding adults, ranging from awareness courses for a number of diseases and health conditions, to eating disorders, hate crimes, domestic abuse, and end of life care.
Many of these courses will be useful for those regularly working with vulnerable adults in need of care or attention, but they also contain useful information for those looking to help out a family member or friend in need. The level 1 courses contain basic knowledge, while the level 2 courses are geared towards those working with adults on a daily or weekly basis and therefore require more in-depth knowledge.
Safeguarding Adults Level 1 provides a healthy overview for anyone working with adults at risk. If you’re responsible for adult safeguarding, these courses will help you to identify risk, learn the importance of prevention and determine appropriate intervention. This course will cover abuse and neglect in all its different forms and how to respond to them.
Safeguarding Adults Level 2 is an advanced course for those who already feel they have the basic knowledge needed to be a successful caregiver or employee in this space. You’ll walk through the duties of some of the key players involved in safeguarding, including local authorities, the NHS, police and care providers. You’ll also learn about the importance of adopting a person-centered approach and the legal requirement to share information in order to prevent abuse and neglect.
If you’re looking into a specific diseases, disorders or conditions, a few of our courses may provide the information you need.
A look at our Parkinson’s Disease Awareness course, Dementia Awareness course, Stroke Awareness course, Epilepsy Awareness course and Aphasia course will provide a basic overview of causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. You’ll also find information on the different stages of each condition, the issues you might face in each situation and recommendations on how to cope. Many of these courses provide additional resources to learn more about the specific topic, in case you want to continue learning.
A few of our 12 courses also offer insight into more specific cases, for those who have been through traumatic events such as human trafficking and modern day slavery, or honour based violence and forced marriage. These courses provide a deeper look into these issues, and how to help someone (a patient or otherwise) cope or move forward in a meaningful way. They’re designed for those working closely with victims, which in this case might be social workers, healthcare workers, care workers or university staff and teachers.
In addition to the courses mentioned above, we also offer a variety of courses discussing common problems faced by adults in the UK, including domestic abuse, eating disorders, and substance misuse. Between all 12 courses surrounding the topic of adult safeguarding, we think you’ll find a few to suit your e-learning training needs.