How to spot and deal with Vulnerable People
We are pleased to be able to offer this new training course. It is about how to spot and deal with vulnerable people. This is a problem you will come across in your work as a Door Supervisor and this course teaches you how to help and keep vulnerable people safe.
This is a short overview of the topics the course covers:
Who are Vulnerable People?
They are people that have had too much to drink, are under the influence of drugs, or they are alone because they have lost their friends. Vulnerable people are also those who are being followed or pestered, or targeted by a sexual predator. Arguing couples can also be at risk of domestic violence.
How do I spot a Vulnerable Person?
- If a person appears to be unsteady on their feet, over-friendly, loud and or, uncoordinated, it is likely that they are under the influence of drugs, or they have had too much to drink.
- Someone alone, or that is being followed or is being pestered is likely to look confused or upset.
- Couples who have had too much to drink and are arguing.
- Young people under the age of 18.
- They are being targeted by a sexual predator.
What do I need to consider before ejecting them from the premises?
- Are they under 18?
- Are they at risk of being followed?
- Do they need medical attention?
- Could they come to harm because they too drunk or under the influence of drugs?
- Do they have their belongings with them?
- Are they alone?
In the course we teach you what to do and how to help people in these situations.
Spotting a Sexual Predator
We teach you what to look for and the signs that will indicate to you that there is a sexual predator on the premises, some of the signs are:
- A man on his own, following or assessing female clients.
- A man leaving the premises with a female who appears to be drunk
The course teaches you the law regarding sexual consent, about the date rape drug Rohypnol and what action you can take if you think or see, that there is a sexual predator on the premises.
Under 18s – Vulnerable Children
If you work in a hotel or any premises where under 18s are mixing with adults there are many signs you can look for, which may indicate that the child or children are being sexually exploited. We go through all the signals you can look out for and what to do if you suspect that a child is being sexually exploited. Some of the signs are:
- Children that appear drunk and are in the company of adults
- The same children getting in and out of different cars
- Children checking in or out of accommodation with different adults
- Children with cuts or bruises.
The course takes day to complete over the course of hours. After which you can add this skill to your CV.