SOVA 6 Hour Course

Course Aim:

To develop an understanding on the Safeguarding of Adults

Course Duration:

6 Hours

Who Should Attend:

Staff working with Vulnerable Adults,


  • To Identify Abuse and the signs and symptoms of abuse.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of staff and organisations working together to protect vulnerable adults from abuse.
  • To identify what to do in the event of disclosure or have a concern.
  • Highlight actions and responsibilities (knowing what to do and what not to do).

Assessment Method:

  • Formative ( Scenario and Activities)
  • Summative (Quiz)

Content of Course:

  • Underpinning Values
  • The Care Act and Safeguarding
  • What is abuse?
  • Definition of Abuse
  • Purpose of the Safeguarding system
  • Policy and Content
  • Who abuses and what constitutes as abuse?
  • Research
  • Easy Targets are most at risk and Vulnerability
  • The 10 categories of abuse and their signs and symptoms
  • Scenarios
  • Staff Duties and action to take
  • Who to report to
  • Do’s and Don’ts
  • Your responsibilities – Recording information
  • Recording & Reporting
  • Confidentiality & Data protection guidance
  • Taking Action
  • What can reporting abuse do?
  • Remember Key messages
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Best practice considerations
  • Your Duties
  • Victims needs

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