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Level 3 - VARM -  

Vulnerable Adults Risk Management

This course is a Level 3 course and is suitable for all delegates working within the voluntary and independent sector, supporting 'Adults at Risk of Harm' (formerly Vulnerable Adults), in a range of settings.

This course is suitable for delegates with safeguarding decision making responsibility, working in the voluntary and independent sector, working with 'Adults at Risk of Harm' within a range of settings.  This activity is appropriate for those that supervise, manage or quality-assure the work of practitioners. Delegates must have attended a Level 2 course e.g. Reporting Concerns, Mental Capacity Act, Reporting Concerns face to face training session.

Currently no face to face training is taking place.  An online version of the VARM training is now available by following the link below Its all live now on the following link: ERSAB VARM Training

Target Group

  • As a pre-requisite, delegates must evidence attendance/knowledge at Level 1 Recognising Adult abuse and Level 2 (Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Reporting a Concern)
  • •Have a strategic, managerial or operational decision making role within your organisation
  • •Are new in post or refreshing knowledge
  • •May need to meet various standards/qualifications/continual professional development


To enable delegates to consider the implications and application of the VARM - Vulnerable Adults Risk Management Process.


By the end of this session, delegates will be able to:

  • •Understand what the VARM process is 
  • •Describe who the process applies to
  • •Explain when a VARM should be used and the eligibility criteria
  • •Review documentation pertaining to the process
  • •Apply knowledge and skills to practice

Course Content:

•This course allows professional to understand the VARM process and encourages confidence in responding appropriately in order to help support the individual.

  • •Provide opportunities to think about how professionals can audit for evidence of applied knowledge and skills in practice – Supervision.
  • •Consider good practice and provides a legislative framework
  • •Sets out responsibility for and when to implement the VARM process 
  • •Review your listening, responding and reflection skills

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