Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Awareness (SOVA)

Who should attend?

This course is designed to help those who work with vulnerable individuals, to increase their knowledge.  Anyone who works with a vulnerable individual on a full or part-time basis should have training on safeguarding, regardless of whether you are a paid employee or a volunteer.

Course Aims & Objectives

The purpose of the course is to raise awareness of the different types of abuse, their signs and symptoms.

By the end of the course delegates will:

  • Identify the different categories of abuse
  • What constitutes as abuse
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse

Course Outline

  • Legislation and guidance
  • What is abuse? the definition of abuse
  • Categories of abuse and their signs and symptoms
  • The purpose of the safeguarding system
  • Staff duties and action to take and who to report to
  • How to respond to concerns and who to contact
  • Fulfilling duty of care
  • Safe practice and keeping adults at risk safe
  • Recording and reporting and confidentiality


Certificates of attendance will be awarded to delegates upon completion of the course. This course needs to be refreshed every year.


½ Day


We can offer courses on company premises for a maximum of 12 delegates or upcoming open courses in your local area.

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