Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Taking care of another person can be incredibly rewarding, but it is a role that also comes with responsibility – particularly when caring for someone who is vulnerable. Everyone is entitled to live free from harm, and it’s important that those less able to protect themselves from neglect, harm and abuse can still feel safe and protected.
This course is for organisations and individuals that deal with vulnerable adults, including those in the health and community care sector, local government and volunteer organisations. It is to build understanding about what it means to be a vulnerable adult and responsibilities in safeguarding vulnerable adults from abuse and neglect.
- Why protecting vulnerable adults is important
- Definition of elder abuse
- Types of abuse common to vulnerable adults
- Ways to identify abuse of vulnerable adults
- Responding if you suspect someone is experiencing abuse
- Ways to protect vulnerable adults
- Reporting a case of abuse in your state or territory