To assist churches, places of worship, and organisations to develop a broad and sound understanding of the safeguarding task specifically in relation to adults. This course is designed to equip attendees with the necessary tools to create robust safeguarding arrangements.
Who is it for?
This course will benefit all who work or volunteer directly with adults and in adult focused ministries such as; counsellors, pastoral workers, debt advisers, prayer ministry teams, street pastors, etc. As a foundation level course it is designed to be accessed by anyone at any level of the safeguarding learning journey.
This course should be viewed as the first step before moving on to any of our advanced and specialist modules.
This is a half day interactive programme delivered over a morning or an afternoon. Our professional and experienced trainer will use a range of methods to engage delegates from presentation slides to audio visual clips and small group exercises. The session is varied and delivered at a reasonable pace for those who are particularly new to safeguarding.
This course has four modules.
Understanding the Context for Safeguarding Adults
- The Legal Context and the Care Act 2014
- Defining adults at risk/vulnerability
- Statutory definition of adult abuse
- Six key principles outlined in the Care Act
- Mental Capacity Act 2005
Who is at Risk and Who are the Perpetrators
- Who is at risk?
- Who are the perpetrators?
- Identifying types of abuse
Signs, Indicators and Effects of Abuse
- Understanding signs and indicators through group work and case studies
Safer Practice and Responding Well
- The importance of policies and procedures
- Responding well to concerns and disclosures of abuse
- Deciding when to report
- 'Spiritual' friendships and safer boundaries
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