Safeguarding of vulnerable adults


Safeguarding of vulnerable adults

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Our half-day Safeguarding of vulnerable adults (SOVA) course is in line with the Section 8- The Protection Standard of the National Quality Standards for Residential Care settings for older people in Ireland as published by HIQA (Health Information Quality Authority)

  • Who should attend?
  • Course Objectives
  • Course Programme
  • Methods of training
  • Assessment and certification

Our SOVA Training is aimed at nurses, healthcare assistants and any person who works with the elderly on a regular basis.

Providing the healthcare worker with knowledge regarding the signs and indications of abuse of vulnerable adults, to promote wellbeing of the vulnerable patients.

  1. How to safeguard vulnerable adults through:

    • Increasing knowledge and understanding of what use is
    • Help staff identify the different types of abuse
    • Assist staff in how to recognise abuse or signs of abuse
    • Help staff identify care practices that might lead or contribute to abuse
    • To increase staff knowledge of actions necessary to report abuse
    • How to manage disclosure

This course is given through a DVD based lecture method.

Continuous assessment throughout the course. Students receive a PSTC Certificate on completion. The certificate is valid for 2 years.

Onsite Course