Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) Level 2

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) Level 2

£20 + VAT

This course is designed for people who are working with vulnerable adults and teaches the skills needed to safeguard people that are at higher risk of abuse. Legislation regarding vulnerable adults, mental capacity and responding to disclosures will all be covered in the course.

All about this course

This Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) course will help employees understand what to do when abuse is alleged or suspected, how it can be reported and how to protect the individual. It will also cover the mental capacity act and how this act helps to protects vulnerable adults, as well as highlighting the types of abuse that an adult may be exposed to and the signs and symptoms to look out for. Policies and procedures that should be put in place to protect staff and vulnerable adults are covered, as well as safe ways to recruit new staff.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

Fully CPD registered
Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
Fully printed certificate posted next day
Covers all required legislation and practices
Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

Unit 1 – Legislation – The first unit will look at the legislations that are in place to ensure that everyone who is considered to be vulnerable is treated in a way that is equal, lawful and ethical.
Unit 2 – Types of abuse – This unit will look at the different forms of abuse that an adult may be exposed to due to their vulnerability and why some adults may be more vulnerable than others.
Unit 3 – Mental Capacity – This unit will look at how some vulnerable adults might be incapable of making their own decisions safely and effectively. It will give examples of people that may lack their own capacity and how to assess this.
Unit 4 – Disclosures and How to respond to them – In this unit we will explore what employees are required to do when abuse is alleged or suspected. We will also look at the different types of disclosure and how to respond to these.
Unit 5 – Safer recruitment – In the final unit it will look at how to respond to allegations against staff in a work setting and what policies and procedures should be in place to protect staff and vulnerable adults.