It is vital that those working within health and social care understand how important it is for practitioners to always ensure the safety and security of anyone within their care, or who they come into contact with as part of their role.
This course has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge required to recognise the signs of abuse and respond appropriately to suspected or alleged abuse. In addition, learners will also have an increased understanding of the most appropriate ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse as well as recognise and report unsafe practices.
On completion of this Virtual College course learners will be able to:
- Be able to recognise signs of abuse
- Be able to respond appropriately to suspected or alleged abuse
- Be able to recognise the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse
- Know the most appropriate ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse
- Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices
The content of this course has been mapped to the underpinning knowledge within the following units on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF):
Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
This unit is a mandatory unit within the following qualifications:
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
For more information about this or any of our courses mapped to the QCF please contact us on the details provided below.
Areas covered include:
- Welcome and Learning Outcomes
- How to Recognise Signs of Abuse
- Local and National Contexts
- How to Respond - Recording and Reporting
- Ways to Reduce the Likelihood of Abuse
- Serious Case Reviews, Case Studies and Summary
The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 2.5 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
This module is targeted primarily at those working within health and social care, including professional care and support workers and practitioners.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.