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Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

From this CPD module you will learn:

  • What safeguarding is and who is affected
  • The types of abuse leading to safeguarding issues
  • The role of pharmacy teams in recognising and reporting suspected abuse
  • Referral pathways to report suspected abuse and training requirements for pharmacy teams

Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here.

Take the exam

Safeguarding means protecting the health, wellbeing, and human rights of citizens, which includes children and vulnerable adults.(1) The Children and Families Act 2014 defines a child as anyone who has not yet reached their 18th birthday. The Care Act 2014 defines vulnerable or ‘at risk’ adults as anyone over the age of 18 who: a) has needs for care or support b) is

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