Adult Support and Protection

Course Description

Our Adult Support and Protection* course was created to provide up to date safeguarding training for the regulated Health and Social Care workforce. This includes those who are likely to encounter adults at risk of harm and neglect in their role. This could be in a number of different settings i.e. in a patients’ own home, in a hospital setting, or in a residential care home.

We believe that each adult has the fundamental right to live a fulfilling life; free from harm and neglect. This can be achieved when people and organisations work together to prevent and stop harm. This includes promoting well-being while ensuring their views, wishes, feelings, and beliefs are being taken into account.

This belief is at the core of our Adult Support and Protection course meanwhile complying with the latest safeguarding legislation, policies and procedures.

Our course covers a wide range of topics and we encourage attendees to consider ways in which they can protect vulnerable adults by looking at the current legislation, regulations, policies, procedures and how they apply to their organization. We also discuss in great length vulnerability, how to signs/triggers in people and what course of action to take if there’s suspicious of harm.

We sincerely hope that our course provokes further thinking about how to improve safeguarding and the partnerships that need to develop for that to happen.

Learning Outcomes

After this half-day course staff will:

• Have gained a good understanding of the key safeguarding principles of the current legislation, including the Adults Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 and the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, to name a few.

• Have an understanding of the terms ‘Power of Attorney’ and ‘Guardianship’.

• Understand what harm and neglect is and the definition of an ‘adult at risk’

• Have established a good knowledge of safeguarding duties and responsibilities for individuals and organisations.

• Have gained the ability to recognize signs and symptoms of harm, which may indicate that an adult is either being harmed or at risk of harm.

• Know how to respond to concerns, allegations, and disclosures and report appropriately if harm is suspected as well as understanding how to share sensitive information.



The session is followed by a multiple-choice assessment designed to test learners’ understanding of the course. Test results are usually disclosed within two working days after attending the training. A certificate will be issued after the successful completion of the training course.

*Adult Support and Protection – Also known as Safeguarding Adults at Risk.

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