Introduction to Working with Vulnerable Adults for Volunteers

Ref: C3530474

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

Course aim

The taster aims to develop understanding of the term "Vulnerable Adult" and the responsibility of community and voluntary organisations

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • state the meaning of the term "Vulnerable Adult"
  • Give 2 or more examples of adults who are vulnerable
  • understand the responsibilities of the community and voluntary organisations in regard to vulnerable adults

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
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • 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

  • no pre reading is required but research into specific services available to Vulnerable Adults in your area and or Adult Safeguarding is very welcome as is a list of questions and personal learning outcome. please feel free to explore http://skillsforcare.org.uk/Home.aspx for additional info

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course information sheet

Introduction to Working with Vulnerable Adults for Volunteers

Enrolment Conditions

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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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