The Athena Programme offers a variety of courses in safeguarding ‘adults at risk’ designed to ensure that delegates:
- Are aware of their safeguarding responsibilities.
- Are up to date in relation to current best-practice and legislative changes.
- Acquire the right level of skills and knowledge for their role.
- Act in the best interests of those at risk.
- Ensure that anyone in contact with vulnerable adults promotes their wellbeing and protects them from harm or the risks of harm.
We believe in ensuring our training represents real life, is relevant, topical and practical. We focus on your own organisational experiences to plan and design bespoke training courses and targeted learning opportunities.
Scenarios will be carefully structured to reflect concerns directly related to your sector and towards your own organisation’s learning.
Safeguarding Adults at Risk: Training Levels
We use Athena Levels 1-3 to describe the differing content and learning outcomes of our main training courses. Other more specialised courses are described by name. E.g. Train the Trainer course.
This is a simplified format to control repetition and duplication of the required safeguarding content, which covers training standards across a wide range of national, statutory and professional bodies.
All our training and consultancy services are aligned to and compliant with standards from Local Safeguarding Boards (Safeguarding Partners), Ofsted, CQC, Charity Commision and other regulatory requirements.
What will you learn on a safeguarding adults at risk course?
Our safeguarding training will help you to improve your knowledge and practice around adult wellbeing and the protection of vulnerable adults from harm and neglect.
Over our three levels of training, topics you will learn about include:
- How to identify the risk and vulnerability to abuse and neglect
- The duties and responsibilities for individuals and organisations who care for vulnerable adults
- Key safeguarding principles of the Care Act
- A variety of ways to effectively communicate signs of abuse or harm
- How to negotiate to get help for adults you are worried about
- Key principles of the Mental Capacity Act and how to make decisions for others
- How to respond to allegations and concerns
- Governance and Managing risks
- Working with individuals, families and partner agencies to prevent abuse and protect those in your care
Quality Assurance in Safeguarding Training
Our quality assurance process is achieved by continually matching our learning outcomes to the safeguarding training standards identified by our customers and related to specific UK nations, International safeguarding requirements, regulatory bodies for example; CQC, Ofsted, Safeguarding Bodies and the safeguarding training standards required by other professional bodies.
As part of our bespoke methodology we will work with you to ensure that content is relevant to you and your organisation. A robust evaluation process ensures that we continuously monitor our performance and delivery to achieve customer satisfaction.
Who should attend adults at risk safeguarding training?
Adults at risk safeguarding training is essential for anyone who has contact with or helps or supports vulnerable adults. Any person over the age of 18 could experience being vulnerable; however, some adults are considered “at risk”. This training will allow you to understand and identify why these adults need protection.
Some organisations that will require adults at risk safeguarding training include those who work in care homes, healthcare, charities, higher education and anyone else who has regular contact with vulnerable adults, their families or carers.
Do I need Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk training?
If your organisation is confident that you only deliver services to or come into contact with adults, then you would only require Adult at Risk safeguarding training.
If you deliver services or come into contact with parents, families, young people (under 18) or children, then you will need to ensure you have safeguarding training for both children and adults at risk.