Healthcare Professionals working with adults are required to complete a training course for the Safeguarding Adults at Risk (Vulnerable Adults), often referred to as POVA.
This course will cover:
1. Legislation and official guidance references, including:
• Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (POVA) Scheme 2004
• Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
• No Secrets – The Protection of Vulnerable Adults 2000 & 2009 (official guidance published by the Department of Health and the Home Office)
• Care Standards Act 2000.
• The Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
• The Human Rights Act 1998
• The Equality Act 2010
2. Definition of the term ‘Vulnerable Adult’ and understanding of the context of safeguarding and protection from abuse
3. Different types of abuse, evidence and the key signs of abuse
4. Case studies and examples how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse
5. Different ways to minimise the risk of abuse
6. Reporting abuse if there is a suspicion that abuse has occurred (recognising and report unsafe practices).
The course consists of three sections. Each section is followed by a test.
This course is aligned to the UK Core Skills Training Frameworks subject "Safeguarding adults".
This module will cover Types of Abuse- Physical, Emotional , Sexual, Financial, Institutional, Neglectful and Discriminatory and we will look at some Case Studies. The module will be followed by a short test.
Please ensure you have read every page of the course (numbered at the bottom of the screen), otherwise you will not have the option of taking the test.