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Safe­guard­ing Adults and Chil­dren (CPD) — Online Learning

Course outline

This course aims to give you the knowledge you need to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding the safeguarding of adults and children. This includes how to recognise, respond to and reduce the likelihood of abuse.

  • Section 1: Understanding the principles of safeguarding adults
    • In this section you will cover the main types of abuse and harm an individual may be at risk of experiencing, as well as the importance of being treated with dignity and respect when coming forward about a case of abuse.
  • Section 2: Reducing the likelihood of abuse
    • This section covers the expected levels of dignity and rights within a care environment and you will examine the importance of individualised care, the various safeguarding policies in place and managing potential risks.
  • Section 3: Responding to suspected or disclosed abuse
    • In this section you will look at what course of action to take if abuse of an adult is suspected, as well as local whistleblowing policy procedures.
  • Section 4: Protecting people from harm and abuse – locally and nationally
    • This section covers possible barriers to alerting or referring relevant agencies to an alleged case of abuse, as well as legislation in place currently which relates to the sharing of information.
  • Section 5: Safeguarding children
    • This section explores what procedures to follow if a child or young person is suspected of experiencing abuse.

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Consent details
Qualification

College Certificate

Duration

You will learn at your own pace, but the course typically takes approximately 4 hours to complete.

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you must have a reasonable standard of spoken and written English and be aged 19 or over.

Teaching & assessment

The course is auto-assessed with questions throughout the learning material