PHP Implementation

Safeguarding Vulnerable Children and Adults


Course Background

Abuse is often hidden in our society and can be overlooked.  Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children is therefore an overriding duty.  This one day training course is designed to provide all frontline staff who have contact with vulnerable adults and/or children with the necessary knowledge to identify the possible signs of abuse and know what actions to take in reporting the matter to the appropriate authorities.

Who should attend?

All frontline staff who have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children and those undertaking the Social Care Induction Framework or NVQ/Diplomas in Health & Social Care.  In 2014, the Social Care Induction Framework (SCIF) was amended to include a module that combined adult and child safeguarding for those in the Health and Social Care industry.  In addition, the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act received Royal Assent and became law on the 1st May 2014 and will be implemented in to practice in April 2016.  This will have an impact on professional practice for both adults & children (Section 7 Safeguarding) – “If a relevant partner of a local authority has reasonable cause to suspect that a person is an adult/child at risk and appears to be within the authority’s area, it must inform the local authority of that fact.”  This course covers the underpinning knowledge required for this SCIF unit.


By the end of the course delegates will be able to;

  • Discuss what constitutes abuse and how to identify it
  • Recognise the signs of abuse
  • Have a basic knowledge of child and vulnerable adults protection procedures
  • Recognise the importance of your role in information sharing
  • Recognise your role and responsibility in the protection of vulnerable people
  • Know how to make a referral to Social Services

Kate Hood has delivered training across the UK since 2004 & gained experience in the Health and Social Care sector over the last 13 years.  She feels it’s important to have first-hand experience of the types of challenges & issues staff are dealing with.  To assist with this she works on the weekends as a relief worker.  This allows her to share her experiences during training sessions which seems to encourage delegates to ask questions more freely & share their own experiences.


Kate has worked in the private, statutory & voluntary sectors during her training career and established a wealth of knowledge which she encompasses into her training delivery.  She currently works for a homelessness charity called Llamau, where her role is to deliver core competency training to all their staff across 12 local authority areas.  During her time here, her role has evolved to include training external organisations across Wales in many health & social care subjects.  She has recently been leading the facilitation of the trainer preparation days on the Wales Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery course & the Wales First Responder course alongside a colleague from the Crown Prosecution Service.  They have currently trained over 100 trainers.  Kate spent 8 years with the Vale of Glamorgan Local Authority delivering training around various safeguarding issues for both children & vulnerable adults and still works with the Local Safeguarding Children Board Training sub group for Cardiff & Vale area & the five Gwent areas.


  • CIPD in Training
  • Level 4 NVQ in Learning Development
  • Level 3 OCN in Mediation, CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection) Ambassador
  • Level 3 ILM Train the Trainer, NUCO First Aid Trainer
  • Level 3 Health & Safety

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children



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Safety Solutions Training Limited

PO Box 4395


CF14 8LW

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