Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SoVA) - Level 3 (CSTF)

The aim of this advanced course is to provide learners with the key knowledge and skills necessary to understand issues relating to the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SoVA).

Incorporating and expanding upon the learning objectives from our UK CSTF-aligned mandatory training courses, this includes:

Understanding safeguarding definitions, legislation, inter-agency frameworks and policies
Professional responsibilities towards vulnerable adults and duty of care
Recognising signs and types of abuse
Assessment and Escalation
Responding to, recording and preventing abuse
Case management and handling information
Clinical knowledge, skills and responsibilities and working with other professionals

This course costs £10 (+VAT) = 2 Tokens

Learning Outcomes and Course Objectives

By the end of this course learners should:

  • Understand the term 'vulnerable adult'
  • Understand what is meant by safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Be aware of key legislation relating to the safeguarding of adults at risk
  • Understand the scope and nature of possible risks posed to vulnerable adults
  • Be able to identify actual and potential risks of harm
  • Be able to recognise signs of different kinds of abuse and neglect
  • Be aware of the risk factors for radicalisation and how to support adults at risk
  • Understand how to undertake or participate in risk assessments
  • Understand the importance of multi-agency approach
  • Understand the importance of sharing information with relevant agencies
  • Know how to record and share information appropriately and within the law
  • Know what to do if abuse of an adult is suspected
  • Know about the rules, regulations and responsibilities set out in the Care Act 2014
  • Know and understand the key principles of delivering caring for Vulnerable Adults
  • Know and understand the statutory principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Know about the Human Rights Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
  • Understand the role of Safeguarding Adults Boards
  • Understand the terms: discrimination, radicalisation and institutional abuse
  • Understand the terms Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Dignity in Care
  • Know about whistleblowing procedures and safeguards
  • Know about the key functions of professional bodies in the UK
  • Know about ways to support vulnerable adults to keep safe
  • Be aware of national and local policies and procedures relating to safeguarding
  • Know about the roles of the DBS and CQC, and corresponding regulations
  • Understand principles of moving vulnerable persons safely and with dignity
  • Know and understand about thresholds for referral of safeguarding concerns
  • Understand principles of best practice in gathering evidence
  • Understand how to maintain accurate and complete records
  • Know and understand the key principles of information governance