Safeguarding Adults for Volunteers

Ref: C3745082

In this workshop we will look at what is meant by the term 'safeguarding' and 'adults at risk' and how to recognise the different forms abuse may take. We will also examine the key the laws and principles guiding the safeguarding process and will look at real life scenarios to explore safeguarding principles in practice. By the end of the workshop learners will have a clear understanding of their safeguarding responsibilities as a volunteer and an insight into the safeguarding process in Surrey.

Additional information about this course

In partnership with East Surrey College

Course aim

This workshop is for volunteers working with 'at risk adults'. It provides an introduction to safeguarding principles, how to recognise the signs of abuse and neglect and what duties volunteers have with regards to reporting safeguarding concerns.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This workshop is specific to volunteers working with "at risk adults".

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

  • Explain what is meant by the terms 'safeguarding' and 'adult at risk'.
  • Identify the different signs and symptoms of abuse.
  • Have a clear understanding of what responsibilities volunteers have regarding safeguarding.

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

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
  • 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

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Safeguarding Adults for Volunteers

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This course is funded by East Surrey College

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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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