Understanding and Responding to Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA).
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Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 54 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles
£24.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

Safeguarding Adults is delivered over one three hour session. The course aims are to promote awareness of what constitutes abuse and neglect, promote understanding of the different types of abuse and neglect, promote understanding of what makes individuals vulnerable, promote understanding of what disclosure and whistleblowing are, and detail legislation relevant to Safeguarding of Adults. By the end of this session, candidates will be able to identify types of abuse, identify when abuse has happened/is happening, understand how to report and record issues that may be witnessed or disclosed, and understand how to help prevent abuse and neglect.

ProTrainings are Skills for Care Endorsed for both our classroom and e-learning courses. This means that our training meets the high standards expected by Skills for Care.

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand what is abuse and neglect
  • To be able to identify the types of abuse and neglect
  • To know who is at risk
  • To understand what makes individuals vulnerable
  • To understand the laws and regulations
  • To understand who commits abuse
  • To be aware of indicators of the different types of abuse
  • Reporting abuse and whistleblowing

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Care workers
  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • EMT's and Paramedics
  • Medical professional
  • Social club leaders and workers
  • Families and friends of someone at risk

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 54 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

For details of the full contents of our online course, please visit our Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Training site.

  • Acts and Regulations
    • Discriminatory Abuse and the Human Rights Act 
    • The Human Rights Act 1998 
    • Protection from Harassment Act 1997 
    • The Sexual Offences Act 2003
    • The Mental Capacity Act 2005
    • The safeguarding vulnerable groups act 2006
    • The Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards principles 
  • The Data Barring Service
    • What is a DBS Check
    • The DBS Process
    • New Update Service to DBS with effect from 17th June 2013
  • SOVA
    • Facts and Information about abuse
    • Who is a vulnerable adult
    • Abuse and the indicator of abuse
    • Physical Abuse
    • Sexual Abuse 
    • Financial Abuse
    • Neglect Self Neglect and The Act Of Omission
    • Institutional And Discriminatory Abuse
    • Duty of Care
    • Consent 
    • Disclosure
    • Serious Case review and sources of advice
    • Managing risk and Multi-Agency safeguarding of adults
  • Reporting Abuse
    • Responding to suspected or disclosed abuse
    • Reporting abuse
    • Whistleblowing
    • How to Whistleblow
  • SOVA Student Manual V7.0
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) web link
  • CQC website link
  • CQC website link
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Health and Social Care Act 2008 code of practice web link
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Mental Capacity Act (2005) Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: England 2015-16, Official Statistics
  • ReSPECT
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
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