This course assists churches, places of worship, and organisations to develop a broad and sound understanding of the safeguarding task specifically in relation to adults at risk of harm. This course is designed to equip you with the necessary tools to create robust safeguarding arrangements. Anyone who works or volunteers directly with adults or in adult focused ministries will benefit such as; counsellors, pastoral workers, debt advisers, prayer ministry teams, street pastors.
This course should be viewed as the first step before moving on to any of our advanced and specialist modules.
This interactive webinar lasts 2.5 hours and is delivered over a morning or an afternoon.
The course will be presented by one of our team of professional and experienced trainers and will include presentation slides, film clips and small group exercises to help delegates learn the content effectively. As a foundation level course it is designed to be accessible by anyone at any level of the safeguarding learning journey.
The course covers the following 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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