This category is primarily concerned with the protection of vulnerable and at-risk individuals, who have become (or are at risk of becoming) victims of:
Child abuse; child sexual exploitation; domestic abuse; female genital mutilation; forced marriage; honour-based violence; modern slavery; prostitution; serious sexual offences; stalking and harassment.
In addition, this area of learning also covers the management of sexual and violent offenders.
Protection of the vulnerable also encompasses protection of those with whom the police come into contact in a wider context, for example ensuring the care and welfare of those detained in custody and dealing with individuals who suffer from mental ill-health.
The learning standards, together with associated learning materials including e-learning, are accessible to registered users of the College Managed Learning Environment (MLE).
National learning standards are aligned to Authorised Professional Practice (APP) and National Occupational Standards (NOS) contained within the Policing Professional Framework.