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Safeguarding Adults- Basic Awareness Training for Care Home Staff

Who will benefit:

All care staff working in residential care homes, nursing homes, community care


  • Understanding the different types of abuse
  • Understand the national and local policies for safeguarding from abuse
  • Know how to recognise abuse
  • Know how to respond to alleged and suspected abuse
  • Understand ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse
  • Know how to report unsafe practices


  • define the different types of abuse
  • identify the signs or symptoms associated with each type of abuse
  • describe factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse
  • explain the actions to take if there are suspicions that an individual is being abused
  • explain the actions to take if an individual alleges that they are being abused
  • identify ways to ensure that evidence of abuse is preserved
  • identify national policies and local systems that relate to safeguarding and protection from abuse
  • explain the roles of different agencies in safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse
  • identify sources of information and advice about own role in safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse
  • explain how the likelihood of abuse may be reduced
  • explain the importance of an accessible
  • complaints procedure for reducing the likelihood of abuse
  • describe unsafe practices that may affect the wellbeing of individuals
  • explain the actions to take if unsafe practices have been identified
  • describe the action to take if suspected abuse or unsafe practices have been reported but nothing has been done in response

Prior knowledge, skills or, qualifications required:  

Knowledge of what abuse is and who are vulnerable people.


Half day

Additional information:

links to QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care level Levels 2 and 3 units 5

Course timetable:





09:30 - 12:30 Chaucer Centre


13:30 - 16:30 Chaucer Centre

Contact us

Adult Social Care
HR Policy Development Team
5th Floor
Merton Civic Centre

0202 8545 3383

This page was last updated on Thursday 9 February 2017

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