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This Getting Back to Work COVID-19 course has been developed to provide a practical and evidence based approach to managing risk from COVID-19 when returning to the workplace.  Read More

It is recognised that adults who are vulnerable in society are at a must greater risk of being abused and/or neglected, even in settings that are set up to care and support them. Everyone working in care or in the community has a safeguarding responsibility. This is especially true for those working with vulnerable adults who may have limited means for looking after themselves. Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course you will be able to: Define the terms “vulnerable person” “capacity” and “abuse” and the legislation governing Safeguarding policies and procedures. Outline the types of abuse and recognise the situation where abuse is at a higher risk and the people who may abuse a vulnerable person Describe their role in the safeguarding of vulnerable persons Recognising the signs of abuse Relay the procedures when responding to concerns or allegations of abuse of vulnerable persons   Unit 1: Introduction to Safeguarding Cover the introduction to Safeguarding and Legislation and policies applicable to Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults. Unit 2: Vulnerability, Abuse and Risk We look at vulnerability, what it means and how it can make people susceptible to abuse. We look at who can abuse and the situations or environments where abuse or neglect is at an increased risk. Unit 3: Categories of Abuse Covers the different types and categories of abuse and what makes a person re vulnerable and focuses on recognising the signs of possible abuse. Unit 4: Disclosure Disclosure: this is about what to do if a vulnerable adult brings abuse to a person’s attention, or if a concern may come to attention without disclosure. We will look at the barriers to disclosure and the difficulties in identifying abuse. Learners will know the importance of observation and early detection, how to consider the possibility of a person may be abused and how to respond to any concerns with accuracy. Learners will develop skills in how to respond to a disclosure and learn why adults often don’t disclose information Unit 5: Reporting Your Concerns SOVA Training is a critical learning course which, teaches the important Safeguarding Vulnerable adults and equip individuals with the knowledge to identify and report concerns, helping to protect vulnerable adults from harm. Unit 6: Safeguarding Teams Safeguarding Teams, what follows a disclosure of possible abuse report. https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/publications/corporate/vulnerablepersonsfaq.pdf This SOVA course has been created to develop peoples understanding of vulnerability and capacity, to create an awareness of what constitutes abuse and, be able to identify indicators of abuse. The course aims to teach the learners the competence required to be able to report and record any concerns learners may have with confidence and help to protect vulnerable adults from further harm. All organisation must ensure that their staff are trained in and fully understand their role and responsibilities as set out in the  ‘Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse – National Policy and Procedures’. FAQ Who is the course intended for? This course is open to all healthcare assistants, community workers, nurses, doctors and allied healthcare professionals who work with vulnerable people. Benefits of Safeguarding Training This training ensures that the learner has fundamental information to support him/her in protecting people who may be vulnerable to abuse. The learner will know how to identify signs of abuse and know how and when to report it.   Read More

Please note you will have online access to complete your course for 30 days only from the date of your enrolment. Once completed you will receive your certificate via email. Upon completion or after this 30 day period, you will no longer have access to the modules. Course Content The Data Protection Acts, 8 Principles of Data Protection, Information Security and The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Unit 1 Introduction to GDPR Understanding the meaning of GDPR Key definitions Unit 2 Privacy and Data Protection Understanding Privacy Unit 3 Origins of our Data Protection Law Understanding the changes to our legislation Unit 4 Basic Fundamentals of GDPR Scope of GDPR Who does GDPR apply to What does GDPR apply to Key Data Protection Roles Unit 5 Data Protection Principles Principals of GDPR Consent Lawfulness of Processing Accountability & Governance Privacy by Design Unit 6 Data Subject Rights Individual rights Unit 7 Obligations of Controllers and Processors Accountability Record keeping Security Breaches and Notifications Data Protection Officer Transfer of Data Rights to Privacy Supervisory Authority Unit 8 GDPR Enforcement and Compliance National Supervisory Authorities The European Data Protection Board Liabilities and Sanctions Learners Assessment On completion of the course students are required to complete an end of course learners assessment consisting of 20 multiple choice style questions. You will have 2 attempts to complete the Quiz and must achieve 80% in this assessment in order to achieve your certification. Read More

The course is aimed at any staff who wish to gain an understanding of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it impacts the workplace. Topics covered in the course are the basic data protection principles, legal bases for processing data, pseudonymisation and data protection by design and default. Read More

This course aims to raise awareness of best practice of data security and identify an employee’s responsibilities towards data security in the workplace. On completion of this course the learner will have an awareness of data security risks and preventative measures.   Read More

This course will give an overview of the General Data Protection Regulation, data protection principles and the legal basis for processing data. On completion of this course the learner will have the knowledge and competency to understand and maintain best practice for data processing.   Read More

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