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Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) Level 2

Understanding and Responding to Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA)

Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) Level 2 at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 41 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£24.95 + VAT

Sample Video: SOVA Course Introduction

Safeguarding Adults is delivered over one three hour session. The course aims are to promote awareness of what constitutes abuse and neglect, promote understanding of the different types of abuse and neglect, promote understanding of what makes individuals vulnerable, promote understanding of what disclosure and whistleblowing are, and detail legislation relevant to Safeguarding of Adults. By the end of this session, candidates will be able to identify types of abuse, identify when abuse has happened/is happening, understand how to report and record issues that may be witnessed or disclosed, and understand how to help prevent abuse and neglect.

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand what is abuse and neglect
  • To be able to identify the types of abuse and neglect
  • To know who is at risk
  • To understand what makes individuals vulnerable
  • To understand the laws and regulations
  • To understand who commits abuse
  • To be aware of indicators of the different types of abuse
  • Reporting abuse and whistleblowing
  • Care workers
  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • EMT's and Paramedics
  • Medical professional
  • Social club leaders and workers
  • Families and friends of someone at risk

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 41 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Acts and Regulations
    • Discriminatory Abuse and the Human Rights Act 
    • The Human Rights Act 1998 
    • Protection from Harassment Act 1997 
    • The Sexual Offences Act 2003
    • The Mental Capacity Act 2005
    • The safeguarding vulnerable groups act 2006
    • The Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards principles 
  • The Data Barring Service
    • What is a DBS Check
    • The DBS Process
    • New Update Service to DBS with effect from 17th June 2013
  • SOVA
    • Facts and Information about abuse
    • Who is a vulnerable adult
    • Abuse and the indicator of abuse
    • Physical Abuse
    • Sexual Abuse 
    • Financial Abuse
    • Neglect Self Neglect and The Act Of Omission
    • Institutional And Discriminatory Abuse
    • Duty of Care
    • Consent 
    • Disclosure
    • Serious Case review and sources of advice
    • Managing risk and Multi-Agency safeguarding of adults
  • Reporting Abuse
    • Responding to suspected or disclosed abuse
    • Reporting abuse
    • Whistleblowing
    • How to Whistleblow
  • SOVA Student Manual V5.0
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) web link
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • CQC website
  • CQC website link
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Dechoker Leaflet - for emergency choking treatment
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Health and Social Care Act 2008 code of practice web link
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • How to use the Dechoker in emergency choking treatment poster
  • Independent Safeguarding Authority web link
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • LifePoint AED Leaflet - Full feature for just £795 plus VAT
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Mental Capacity Act (2005) Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: England 2015-16, Official Statistics
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet

What People are Saying

“I have learnt quite a lot on this module and recommend everybody in the health care to do it. It is not the same as the ones given in care sectors, this is more detailed.”

- Marriettah from Cleveland

“A great course to be able to gain an understanding in a short amount of time.”

- Mary from SIR GAERFYRDDIN