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Safeguarding Adults


Everybody who works in social care has a role to play in safeguarding adults and promoting their health and well being. Unfortunately, the neglect and abuse of vulnerable adults can and does happen.


You and your staff need to know how to report any concerns you may have and what you can do to prevent neglect and abuse form happening in the first place. 


How to Report a Safeguarding Concern


Key Information When Reporting Safeguarding


Further information can be found on St Helens Council website, see link 


Scie Safeguarding Adults during Covid-19


BVS e-learning


There are a variety of courses available, including e-learning and e-assessment programmes, to staff who work in or support service users in the borough of St Helens.



Safeguarding Adults e-learning - please use the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) website which has been quality assured by St Helens Safeguarding unit. BVS e-learning which is a Skills for Care endorsed provider.



BVS e-learning




Social Care TV


The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)


Disclosure and Barring Service  

The Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ) has replaced the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA). Regulated activity providers have a legal duty to refer to the DBS which helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable adults. Referral forms, facts sheets and guidance can be found via this link.


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