This course has been designed exclusively for Spiritual Directors within the context of their role and responsibilities working with adults and to increase knowledge in relation to those who may be at risk of harm. The content focuses specifically on those working in a close, one to one environment and is designed to equip you with the necessary tools to create a positive safeguarding space for you and the person you are working alongside, with the aim to provide you with the confidence to take appropriate action should a safeguarding issue or concern arise.
This course compliments further learning such as our courses on Spiritual Abuse, Domestic Abuse and Pastoral Care & Supporting Survivors.
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.
The session is delivered at a steady pace for those who are familiar with safeguarding terminology.
Understanding the context for safeguarding adults
- The Legal Context and the Care Act 2014
- Defining adults at risk/vulnerability
- The statutory definition of adult abuse
- 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
- Policy and guidance for spiritual directors
- Responding well to concerns and disclosures of abuse
- Deciding when to report
- 'Spiritual' friendships and safer boundaries
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