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This SOVA course is designed to raise your awareness of abuse to vulnerable adults and develop your ability to effectively respond to suspected or actual incidents of abuse. 

 You will learn how to:

  • Identify different types of abuse
  • Consider some of the causes of abuse
  • Be more confident in reporting abuse
  • Consider issues of confidentiality and disclosure
  • Identify some of the indicators of abuse and understand the relevant legislation. 

 So what does SOVA stand for?  Safeguarding Of Vulnerable Adults

This was formally known as POVA.

SOVA was put in place to stamp out bad practice, the Government has determined that vulnerable adults have the greatest protection possible from harm and work to raise the standards of care through the National Minimum Standards.The main multi-agencies who work together to meet these standards, promote strategies, formulate reports and give support and guidance to everyone involved in the safeguarding of vulnerable adults are: Care Standards 2000;

  • CQC Care Quality Commission;
  • Social Services and Adult Protection and the Police.
  • This can be extended to anyone providing support to a vulnerable adult.