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Safeguarding Adults (POVA)

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Overview - Safeguarding Adults (POVA) - Housing

Workers in the health and social care sectors should complete the Safeguarding Adults – Social Care course. Please click here for our accredited Safeguarding Adults course.

This e-learning course looks at the issues relating to safeguarding adults including notable drivers that have helped shape the UK's approach towards safeguarding adults. It is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with vulnerable adults during the course of their work.

This course includes scenarios to help you to think about what you would do in a given situation.

On completion of this module learners will be able to:

  • Apply the external policies and procedures that relate to safeguarding adults
  • Explain who is covered by the term vulnerable adult
  • Identify signs and indicators of abuse
  • Know who to go to if you have concerns
  • Create a safe environment

Please note this module was reviewed and updated May 2010.

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Relevant Regulations
  • Definitions and Useful Terms
  • Roles & Responsibilities


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.


Approximately 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This module is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with vulnerable adults.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


I found it very useful. It helped to refresh my knowledge of what i have already learnt on previous courses.
CS 22/01/2015

Excellent informative and relevant. Thought provoking and instructive. It will definitely 'sharpen up' my practice which I had erroneously perceived as one which did not bring me into contact with vulnerable adults. I liked the way the modules flowed at a pace which made the learning accessible and the way it was possible to pause, reflect and digest new material. I did this module over a couple of days and that definitely enhanced the learning experience. It was essential to have the mcqs to focus how effective the learning had been and the graphics and case histories were very clearly presented
JS 02/03/2015

Good to have the speech aspect. Good use of pictures and examples to help you think about your own prejudices and how things can be perceived.
AG 21/03/2015

It allowed you to go at your own pace to ensure you had time to take in the information.
CH 16/04/2015

Reading the text may help individuals with dyslexia or could then make this training suitable for certain service users so that they have the similar knowledge to the staff supporting them.
JN 22/04/2015

Found this course to be really informative. I like the fact that I can work at my own speed and fit it in around work and home life.
PS 19/06/2015

I like that this can be done at my own pace. Sometimes courses are prolonged and facts are forgotten or missed. This was to the point, and did what it needed to.
SE 16/07/2015

A very good accessible course that raises awareness of safeguarding principles.
KC 06/08/2015


£30.00 + VAT (£36.00 inc. VAT)

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact info@virtual-college.co.uk or telephone us on 01943 885089.

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On average this course contributes
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