POVA Protection of Vulnerable Adults

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This course explores the problems that vulnerable adults can face and the steps your staff should take if they
have any concerns.
This interactive course covers; definitions of abuse, types of abuse, casual factors, signs and symptoms of
abuse, and what to do if you are concerned that an adult is at risk of abuse. There are illustrative case
scenarios and a brief overview of legislation and policy relating to safeguarding adults, including Whistle
Blowing Responsibilities The course covers how to respond to problems and provides your staff with practical
tips and pointers for maintaining a professional relationship with adults and creating a safe, positive
POVA is slightly longer, please allow 90 mins; obviously the time to complete a course depends on each
learner. The course is fully interactive with mission sections to test your new found knowledge, along with a
self-assessment test paper.