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Following the implementation of the Adult Support and Protection Act (Scotland) 2007, the following training is now available.

Course Aims:

To raise awareness of the need to protect people across the lifespan (children, young people, and vulnerable adults) within the General Workforce, including volunteers, unpaid carers, foster carers etc; To assist multiagency staff within residential and day services to develop and maintain awareness of Protection issues and specifically to recognise, report and record actual or suspected issues of harm within formal and informal care settings. On completion of this course, participants should be clear about the responsibilities that they have to contribute to the safety and well being of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and how to raise any concerns that they may have if they feel that a child, young person or vulnerable adult may be at risk of abuse harm or neglect.

Learning Outcomes:

After attending this course you will be aware of:

  • The needs of children as outlined in GIRFEC.
  • The needs of adults at risk of harm.
  • Legislation – what it is intended to achieve and the powers available
  • Key terms in relation to Child and Adult Protection.
  • Some of the indicators of abuse and harm.
  • How to respond to a concern

Who is the training aimed at:

  • Residential/Day Care Staff
  • Social Care Assistants
  • Support Workers – employed in Local Authority or NHS Forth Valley
  • Hospital Based staff – Nurses, Doctors, Pharmacy, etc
  • Supervisory and frontline staff in independent sector
  • Frontline Housing Office Staff
  • Frontline Homecare Staff
  • Neighbourhood Officers
  • Nursery staff independent and public sector
  • Education staff

A flyer can be downloaded (Public Protection Training link):

Or Email:

Or phone: Evelyn McGregor 01324 590533