Introduction to working with vulnerable adults - Taster

Ref: C2420699

What do we mean when we say vulnerable adult? Who in our community is vulnerable, who is responsible for them and how can we keep them safe from harm? This session explores who in our community might be considered a vulnerable adult and what services may be available to them.

Additional information about this course

This taster session is free to adults that live or work in Hackney. For more information, or to book a place on this taster please contact Nivedita Samji at the Daubeney Children’s Centre on 020 8525 7040.

Course aim

The taster aims to develop understanding of the term "Vulnerable adult" and the responsibilities of community and voluntary organisations.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed but a willingness to understand the values, principals, skills and attitudes needed to work with vulnerable adults is essential

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

  • State the meaning of the term "vulnerable adult"
  • Give 2 or more example of adults who are vulnerable
  • Identify services available to vulnerable adults

How will I be taught?

  • Activities may include tutor presentation, small group work, working in pairs, class discussions

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
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Please feel free to explore for additional information about standard of care when working with vulnerable adults

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course to gain the Level 1 Award in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care Other types of accredited and non-accredited learning signposted to you throughout the course

Download full course information sheet

Introduction to working with vulnerable adults - Taster


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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