Course Description

Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse

Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a 'Online Learning' course with a duration of 90 minutes. Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse gives a Course Qualification of Award / Certificate. For more information about Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse at Open Training College, please review the details below.

The Safeguarding course aims to ‘increase capacity of all staff and service users, in relation to key information on the safeguarding of vulnerable people as outlined in the National Policy “Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse” published in December 2014 and how this impacts on their local service policy and is supported by good organisational culture. (“Culture manifests what is important, valued and accepted in an Organisation. It is not easily changed nor is it susceptible to change merely by a pronouncement, command or the declaration of a new vision. At its most basic it can be reduced to the observation the way things are done around here”.)

This programme is an online course that can be used to support staff to understand and implement the National Policy and to consider a set of approaches available to protect vulnerable people and identify how organisational culture is a key element in developing effective strategies’.


Who is this course for?

Organisations, first line supervisors & managers in intellectual disability services; redeployed staff

The course is available as a free resource for all organisations.

  1. Individuals can progress through the course systematically or access any part of the course that contains the materials they want to review. This option does not produce a certificate of completion for the individual. It can be accessed at
    2. If you are a manager and you would like the opportunity to monitor a group of staff or an individual staff member’s progress through the course, the Open Training College (OTC) would be more than happy to help. The OTC is offering tracking and/or certification for course completion for the purposes of CPD for staff at all levels. Contact us at, or using the form below, to discuss the process and the cost involved.
    3. If you are an individual and would like to complete the course and get certification for your job, CPD portfolio or CV, contact us at, and we will provide you with details on how to pay and log in details to access the certified course.

Course Content

The course is delivered in eight sections:

Module 1 – Introduction to the Course
Module 2 – How to use the course
Module 3 – Defining Key Terms
Module 4 – Definitions and Indicators of Abuse
Module 5 – Organisational Culture
Module 6 – The Features of a Positive Organisational Culture
Module 7 – Everyone has a Role in Safeguarding
Module 8 – Reporting Abuse
Module 9 – Do’s and Don’ts of Safeguarding
Module 10 – Acknowledgements and Assessment


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Training ProviderOpen Training College
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 14
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationAward / Certificate
Awarding Body DetailsOTC Certificate in Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse
Course Duration90 minutes
Course TimeSafeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse is a self-directed online course that takes 90 minutes (approx.) to complete. It can be completed over a number of sessions during a 5-day (or shorter) period. Upon completion, the system will provide an electronic PDF OTC Certificate of Completion which can be saved and printed.
Course Fee20
Entry RequirementsNone
Carear PathAn OTC Certificate of Completion in Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse will be awarded to those who wish to follow the certification route. Completion of this course provides you with the information you require to support your practice until you have to complete the HSE Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons classroom-based course. It is not a substitute for it.
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Course Provider

Open Training College

Prospect Hall, Willowfield Park, Goatstown, Dublin , D14 P9E4, Goatstown, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: D14 P9E4

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