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An Introduction to Safeguarding Adults for Volunteers and Temporary Staff

This fundamental course aims to support volunteers in understanding their responsibilities regarding safeguarding procedures

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Legislation lays out that ‘Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility’ at work as well as in our personal lives. This course aims to build awareness of the key issues around Safeguarding Adults, enhancing confidence in knowing ones responsibilities, how to recognise when an adult may be at risk, how to raise concerns and the support and guidance available.

It is important that everyone feels confident and equipped in responding to safeguarding concerns and this course aim to deliver this through engaging expert videos, clinical case examples, quizzes, exercises, downloadable tools and materials.

Length: three modules, duration: 30 - 45 mins of study per module.


Your Instructor


Dr Charlotte Bolt
Dr Charlotte Bolt

Dr Charlotte Bolt is a clinical psychologist working within Bedfordshire Paediatrics and CAHMS, having previously worked in Bedfordshire within the Children Development Centre (CDC) and Neurodevelopmental team in CAHMS. Charlotte draws from multiple psychological models with her work, particularly Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and systemic practice.

Charlotte is passionate about making clinical psychology accessible, with a strong interest in Community Psychology and voluntary work. She has worked across many charitable organisations, including START (Students and Refugees Together), Jeremiah's Journey (Children Bereavement), The Multiple Sclerosis Society and MIND. Her work extends to Kenya, Ghana and India within orphanages, universities and schools

Charlotte also works privately and voluntarily with her therapy dog, where her clients include adults with learning difficulties or histories of trauma, and children with autism and emotional difficulties. She hopes to soon publish research into the practice and ethics of integrating dogs into psychological therapies, and she continues to develop her clinical skills training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if this isn't the course I wanted?
If your chosen course isn't what you wanted, you may be entitled to a course exchange, subject to our 14 day cooling off period.

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