Early identification and intervention are crucial to ensure the health, safety and well-being of vulnerable adults. Adults at Risk Level 1 uncovers the facts and provides a way forward for identifying and combatting the problem of abuse in vulnerable adults.
You will increase your awareness of the needs of and the abuse of Adults at Risk, the national and local context of safeguarding adults at risk, typical signs and symptoms of adult abuse, what to do if you are concerned about a adult at risk, reporting pathways and information-sharing provisions in safeguarding.
Upon successfully completing the course, you will have gained a greater understanding about adult abuse as well as developing your own skills to be able to recognise and deal with abuse within your workplace and beyond.
- Identify the relevant legislation and guidance that safeguards adults at risk
- Identify what is meant by safeguarding and adult abuse
- Name the categories of adult abuse
- Recognise the signs and indicators of possible abuse and behaviour changes (including Child Sexual Exploitation, Female Genital Mutilation, Bullying and Harassment, Honour Based Violence, Forced Marriage, Domestic Abuse and the Prevent Agenda)
- Identify the barriers to reporting concerns (from both victim and professional perspective)
- Understand how to respond to allegations of adult abuse.
- Understand how to refer and report concerns or allegations of adult abuse ( including emergency responses)
- Awareness of information sharing and multi-agency working- Data Protection Act 2018
- Effect of Covid on adults’ vulnerability.