Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons

The Aim of this course is to teach participants how to recognise and respond to the various forms of abuse of vulnerable adults.  The objectives of this course include but are not limited to the following: Definition of a Vulnerable adult, types of abuse, safeguarding and promoting welfare, key considerations in recognising abuse and the procedure for responding to concerns and allegations of abuse of vulnerable adults.

By the end of this short half day programme participants will be familiar with the contents of the HSE Trust in Care document. Participants will be made familiar with the guiding principles of “Trust in Care” namely:

Preventative: to outline the importance of the proper operation of human resource policies in communicating and maintaining high standards of care amongst health service staff;

Procedural: to ensure proper procedures for reporting suspicions or complaints of abuse and for managing allegations of abuse against health service staff in accordance with natural justice.

Course duration 3.5 hours & certified for 2 years:

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