working with Vulnerable Adults (introduction)

Price: £10

About The Course

What is a vulnerable adult?

A person who is 18 years of age or over, and who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness and who is or may be unable to take care of him/herself, or unable to protect him/herself against significant harm or serious exploitation.

Safeguarding adults’ covers a spectrum of activity from prevention through to multi agency responses where harm and abuse occurs. Multi agency procedures apply where there is concern of neglect, harm or abuse to a patient defined under No Secrets guidance as ‘vulnerable.


A person’s disability or age does not itself make the person vulnerable. However, an adult’s inability to protect himself or herself and safeguard their personal well-being is recognised as a vulnerability.

Through the EDQuals platform you can access courses and information relating to safeguarding of vulnerable adults. We have worked closely with a safeguarding expert to create online learning courses and resources relating to safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults.

What you get with the course? 

Within the course we have lessons covering the basic guide to safeguarding vulnerable adults and lessons on how to look after vulnerable adults if needed. 

At the end of every course you will receive a certificate of completion which can be printed and kept as proof of your professional development.

Below are a few samples of what our Working with Vulnerable adults Introductory lessons look like:

The Fluidity of Vulnerable

Any adult can become vulnerable at any time during their lifetime and especially when at work.


What could make a customer vulnerable?:

  • Poverty
  • Health –examples could include dementia, cancer
  • Learning disability – dyslexia, dyscalculia
  • Physical disability
  • Mental disorder
  • Greif