Working With Vulnerable Adults

Ref: C3742588

What do we mean when we say "vulnerable adult" or "adult at risk". Who in our community is vulnerable, who is responsible for them and how can we protect them from harm? This workshop will also explain the current safeguarding processes for the area Surrey.

Additional information about this course

Working in Partnership with East Surrey College

Course aim

The course aims to develop understanding what the terms "Vulnerable adult" or "Adult at Risk" mean and to understand the responsibilities that voluntary and community organisations have towards these individuals.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by the term “Adult at Risk".
  • Describe what is meant by abuse and name different types of abuse.
  • Give examples of factors that protect vulnerable adults from harm.
  • Explain how to raise a safeguarding concern.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Working With Vulnerable Adults


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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