Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults

Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults

What is Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults?

The Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults at Risk of Abuse training is designed to increase candidate’s knowledge in relation to Elderly Abuse Prevention.

This course is designed in line the following standard of governance and compliance:

  • Section 8 – The Protection Standard of the National Quality Standards for Residential Care settings for Older People in Ireland as published by HIQA
  • The Health Act 2007 (Care and Support of Residents in Designated Centres for Persons (children and adults with disabilities) Regulation 2013
  • HSE Policies for Managing Allegations of Abuse against Staff Members
  • HSE Safety Incident Management Policy
  • Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children
  • National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012
  • There will also be discussions around all recent changes in practice around Safeguarding Vulnerable persons.

Who should complete this training

Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults at Risk of Abuse training is aimed at Healthcare professionals and employees.  As an organisation, as as a result of your activities, staff may come into contact with vulnerable adults and so it is crucial that you are fully compliant with all relevant safeguarding guidance and legislation.

Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Training Content:

  • Definition of a Vulnerable Person
  • Definition of abuse
  • Types of abuse
  • Indicators of abuse
  • Who may abuse
  • Where and why can abuse occur
  • Rights afforded to a Vulnerable Person
  • Contributory Risk Factors
  • Barriers for Vulnerable Persons disclosing abuse
  • Suspected abuse concerns
  • Designated Officer(s)
  • Confidentiality
  • Fundamental Human Rights (FREDA)
  • National Policy & Procedures. Responding to Concerns or Allegations of Abuse of Vulnerable Adult (HSE National Safeguarding Office)
  • Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences Against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012
  • Assisted Decision Making Legislation which includes Guiding Principles (26 April 2023)


Approximately 3 hours

Maximum Participants:

15 participants per course

Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Training Assessment & Certification:


Learner skill and knowledge will be continually assessed throughout the duration of the course.

In addition Learners will complete:

  • A Multiple Choice Questionnaire


Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a certificate issued by Donegal Safety Services which is valid for 2 years. 

Book your course today by calling us on 0874170941, emailing us on or alternatively please complete our contact form by clicking here. 

Additional Healthcare Training:

Donegal Safety Services facilitate a full range of healthcare specific training:

  • IHF Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • IHF Heartsaver CPR/AED
  • Cardiac First Response
  • First Aid Response
  • Epilepsy Awareness & the administration of Buccal Midazolam
  • People Moving & Handling
  • Infection Prevention Control
  • Wheelchair Clamping & Lifting Equipment
  • Prevention and Management of Aggression & Violence
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Fire Warden
  • Evac Chair Training
  • Restrictive Practices Training

For further information on Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults at Risk of Abuse check out HSE’s guide by clicking here.

We look forward to hearing from you.