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Abuse Awareness (Protection of Vulnerable Adults)

Ashtree Management Services

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A vulnerable adult is a person aged 18 years or over who may be unable to take care of themselves, or protect themselves from harm or from being exploited. This may be because they have a mental health problem, a disability, a sensory impairment, are old and frail, or have some form of illness. Research suggests that as many as one in eleven older people in the UK are mistreated or neglected by those they trust the most. Two thirds of these are abused by members of their own family. Care staff, too, can be abusers. Course Structure The course contains group exercises where delegates can develop strategies for recognising and dealing with abuse. Numbers on the course are limited to a maximum of 15 candidates to allow for the group exercises and discussions. Course handouts are provided and the attendance certificates detail the course content for NVQ Health & Social Care Level 2 & 3. Course Programme This course covers the following topics: Who is vulnerable to abuse? Where does abuse occur? Types of abuse Your company's policy on abuse How do you recognise abuse? Who are abusers? What can we do about abuse? How to report concerns Whistle blowing Good practice The course will count towards Units 203, 207, 224, 225, 303 of NVQ Health & Social Care Levels 2 & 3.

A vulnerable adult is a person aged 18 years or over who may be unable to take care of themselves, or protect themselves from harm or from being exploited. This may be because they have a mental health problem, a disability, a sensory impairment, are old and frail, or have some form of illness. Research suggests that as many as one in eleven older people in the UK are mistreated or neglected by...

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