Safeguarding Adults for Volunteers - Level 1 - (CPDUK Accredited)

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    Safeguarding Adults for Volunteers - Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    60 minutes

    CPD Hours

    1 hour


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    3 years

    Who is the course for?

    This safeguarding adults for volunteers online course is designed for all staff, including unpaid and voluntary staff, involved in caring for or supporting adults within various settings. It is essential for those who may encounter adults at risk of abuse and neglect in their roles.

    Course content

    This comprehensive online course on safeguarding adults for volunteers is structured into the following key areas:

    Key definitions 

    • Understand important terms related to safeguarding adults.

    The aims of safeguarding 

    • Learn about the objectives of safeguarding adults from harm and abuse.

    Adults with care and support needs 

    • Identification of adults who are particularly vulnerable to abuse.

    Types of abuse 

    • Detailed exploration of the various forms of abuse adults may face.

    Making safeguarding personal 

    • How to approach safeguarding on an individual basis.

    Reporting concerns 

    • Guidelines on how to report suspicions of abuse effectively.

      Course aims

      The aims of this safeguarding adults for volunteers online course are to:

      • Equip volunteers with the knowledge to recognise and understand the types of abuse adults may face.
      • Provide the skills necessary to respond appropriately to safeguarding concerns.

        Learning objectives

        On completion of this safeguarding adults for volunteers elearning course, the learner will be able to:

        • Review the core aims of safeguarding adults to understand the fundamental purposes of safeguarding practices.
        • Explore the fundamental principles of safeguarding to ensure all actions are grounded in recognised best practices.
        • Discuss methods to personalise safeguarding efforts to meet individual needs effectively.
        • Examine the different types of abuse that can occur against adults and the specific signs associated with each.
        • Analyse the procedural considerations necessary before reporting suspected abuse to ensure responsible and effective communication.
        • Learn about the roles and responsibilities of volunteers in the safeguarding process to clarify duties and expectations.

            Learning outcomes

            On completion of this safeguarding adults for volunteers e-learning course, the learner will be able to:

            • Explain the term 'adult with care and support needs'.
            • State what to do when alerted to a concern that suggests an adult is experiencing abuse or neglect.
            • Describe adults with care and support needs.
            • Discuss the principles of safeguarding that are in line with one's role.
            • State the possible indicators of adult abuse and neglect.
            • Identify why some adults are more at risk from abusive behaviour than others.
            • Describe the role one must play in recognising and reporting a safeguarding concern.
            • Suggest the reason for the need to make safeguarding personalised.
            • Discuss the different types of abuse against adults.

            Accreditation and Certification

            This CPD-accredited safeguarding adults e-learning course for volunteers is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Upon completion, participants will earn a CPD Certificate valid for three years.

            The course meets comprehensive compliance requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Regulatory and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and Care Inspectorates (Wales and Scotland), Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training Framework and the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and other UK health and social care regulatory bodies.

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            Why is the course important?

            Safeguarding adults is a critical training area for anyone involved in caring for and supporting vulnerable adults. This course provides essential knowledge and skills to protect adults from abuse and neglect and ensure they live in a safe, supportive environment.

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