The term SOVA is also known by the term POVA.

Protection Of Vulnerable Adults

The term SOVA was adopted following the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 coming into being , largely replacing the term POVA. The two terms can largely be used as one.

Everyone who works with vulnerable groups has a moral, and in most cases a legal duty to protect or safeguard them. A vulnerable adult is a person who is aged 18 years or older.

There is no acceptable limit for abuse

It is an unfortunate fact of life that wherever there are the weak or defenceless, there are also people to take advantage of that weakness. Abuse comes in many forms and to varying levels; from physical and mental “torture” from a few deranged minds, to the petty mean and vindictive. For some people at the lower end of the scale of abuse, they may not even be aware that they are an “abuser”.

Course Length

The Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA/POVA) Training Course will run for approximately 4 hours (1/2 Day).

This Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA/POVA) Training Course is not just an attend course, students are required to take part in practical and theoretical work to successfully complete the course.

Course Description

This SOVA (POVA) safeguarding protection course provides a good basic insight and increase awareness of Safeguarding Of Vulnerable Adults and to aid recognition and reporting procedures, because if you are aware of or suspect abuse, you have a duty to report the information to your line manager, or the relevant manager, as soon as possible. The skills, Innovative scenarios and practical exercises help delegates to learn and understand the basic reasons why Vulnerable Adults are in need of safeguarding and to improve their awareness of the subject.

Course Syllabus

  • Apply the relevant legislation, policy, responsibility and procedures.
  • Understand the basic reasons why people are in need safeguarding.
  • Understand the barriers to successful safeguarding vulnerable adults.
  • Different types of abuse and their signs and symptoms.
  • Knowledge of why safeguarding needs to occur and adverse reactions the policies may bring.
  • The requirements for correct investigation.
  • The regulations relating to safeguarding vulnerable adults.

All students will be issued a certificate on successful completion of the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA/POVA) Training Course.

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