Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA)
Who should attend:
Any personnel working within a healthcare environment and in contact with vulnerable adults.
This course is designed to help you recognise the signs and the steps to take should you suspect abuse occurring.
Courses can be adapted to suit your needs and durations can be varied.
All candidates who participate to the required level will receive a certificate of attendance from Essential Training
What do we understand as abuse?
• Personal feelings
• Values and Beliefs
• Knowledge and Experience
• The media
Define what is meant by abuse
• Psychological / emotional
• Financial / material
Factors that may lead to abuse
Identify ways in which we can prevent abuse
• Mental Health Act, 1983
• Family Law Act, 1996
• Race Relations Act, 1976
• Public Interest Disclosure, 1998
• Human Rights Act, 1998
• Care Standards Act, 2000
• No Secrets (England), 2000
Who might abuse
• case studies
Recognise factors which will contribute to abuse
Be aware of steps to take if you suspect abuse
The referral procedures
• Who to report to
• The ‘greater picture’
For more details on this course or any other training please call 01271 830338 or use our contact form to request a call