Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SoVA)

Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SoVA) –      3 hours


Home health care worker and an elderly couple

This half day (3 hour) course covers relevant information needed to understand the physical and emotional aspects of safeguarding vulnerable adults whether in residential, domiciliary, or supported living settings under the regulations of the Health and Social Care Act (2012) and the Care Act (2014).  The course covers key legislation and guidance regarding issues of consent and duty of care. Mental capacity act, recognising signs and types of abuse and the organisational issues involved in implementing the requirements of SoVA.  You or your delegates will receive a certificate valid for 3 years.

This course will be tailored to answer the needs and nature of your organisation and the vulnerable adults you are involved with.


 What will you learn on this course?


  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults in a care setting.
  • Individuals and organisations’ safeguarding duties and responsibilities.
  • The mental capacity act and safeguarding.
  • Identifying risk and vulnerability of abuse and neglect.
  • Risk assessment (incorporating into Care Plans)
  • Rights and responsibilities of vulnerable adults (including ‘their’ understanding)
  • Emotional and physical health and safety.
  • Responding to concerns and record keeping.
  • The No Secrets Act and POVA /SOVA legislation.
  • The organisation’s relevant policies.
Who should attend this course?
  • People working in the care sector, particularly those working with vulnerable adults.
  • Anyone that wishes to have knowledge about Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults.
 What are the purposes of this course?
  • To develop knowledge and understanding to enable the learner to recognise the key points of legislation and regulation to safeguard vulnerable adults, identify risk and vulnerability to abuse and neglect.  The learner will be able to take personal action to, reduce the risk to and safeguarding of vulnerable adults in their care.
What type of assessment does this course use?

Our assessment methods for this course may include:

  • Group Discussion.
  • Case study.
  • Question and Answer sessions.
How long does this course take?

This course is delivered as a Half-Day programme (3 hour) and the qualification lasts for a period of 3 years. Note: It is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

Where you can take the course?

In-house training:  This course is delivered anywhere in the UK at your premises.

Contact us for your In-house training

Private Course:  We can organise and deliver your course at the location that suits you.

Contact us for your Private Course