We cannot emphasise how important it is for volunteers to be aware of increasing scrutiny and changing legislation relating to Child and Adult Safety.
It is critical that our sector complies with the very highest standards and best practice. Volunteers need to know how to protect themselves whilst helping those in the local community with essential transport.
This course is mandatory for any of our volunteer drivers.
As this can be an emotive subject, if there is anything you would like to discuss with us before the course, please do so by calling 01872 266987.
What does this course entail?
This one-day course is designed to give people the skills, understanding and confidence to ensure the wellbeing of others, including the prevention of abuse and neglect. Safeguarding means protecting another person’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is also concerned with making sure that those at risk do not get harmed, knowing what to do if anyone at work is worried about someone else, and ensuring that any allegations of abuse or suspicion are dealt with appropriately.
Who would benefit from this course?
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and having an understanding of the issues and processes is essential for anyone, regardless of role or status as paid employee or volunteer. No formal qualifications are necessary but a reasonable standard of English will be expected.
What does the course cover?
- The importance of safeguarding
- What does safeguarding mean
- Respect & value judgements
- The legislative context, including the Care Act 2014
- Categories of abuse and neglect
- Recognising signs & symptoms
- Local case studies
- Processes and procedures to follow where a concern is raised
- Dealing with allegations
How is the course assessed?
On completion of this course, an in-house certificate of attendance and participation will be issued. Group discussions and various activities / exercises form the basis of the assessment.
What are the opportunities for progression?
This course enables learners to progress not only onto qualification courses in Safeguarding, but also to a wide range of other courses.