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Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care Training Course

Safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone who works with vulnerable adults and this course explains what is meant by the terms used, how to recognise abuse and neglect, how to reduce the risk of abuse, and what to do if you suspect abuse or if abuse is disclosed to you.

On completion of the course, you will get a course certificate bearing your name and CPD hours along with the date and learning objectives.

If you think you need an awareness course before taking an advanced and more specific one we can also help you with our Safeguarding Awareness Course. 


Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll understand:

  • What is meant by ‘safeguarding adults’
  • The definition of a vulnerable adult
  • How to prevent unintentional abuse
  • The main types of abuse and identifying the signs
  • The definition of harm
  • What restrictive practices are
  • Where abuse takes place
  • The purpose of serious case reviews
  • How treating individuals with respect can reduce the risk of abuse
  • Where to find out more about adult safeguarding
  • The importance of person centred care
  • How to help people keep themselves safe
  • Safeguarding adults boards
  • Why safeguarding policies and procedures are relevant to you
  • How to manage risk
  • The importance of clear complaints procedures
  • What to do if you suspect abuse and understanding whistleblowing
  • How to support an individual who reports abuse
  • Legislation relating to abuse of adults
  • Whether and when you can share confidential information


  • Explain the term Safeguarding Adults
  • Explain your role in safeguarding individuals
  • List the main types of abuse
  • Describe what constitutes harm
  • Why an individual may be vulnerable to harm or abuse
  • Describe what constitutes restrictive practices
  • List the possible indicators of abuse
  • Describe the nature and scope of harm to and abuse of adults at risk
  • List factors that have featured in adult abuse and neglect
  • Demonstrate the importance of treating individuals with dignity and respect
  • Where to get information and advice about your role in preventing harm and abuse
  • How can care environments promote or undermine dignity and rights
  • Explain the importance of individualised person centred care
  • The basic principles of helping people to keep themselves safe
  • Multi-agency Safeguarding Adults policies and procedures
  • Reducing the likelihood of abuse by managing risk and focusing on prevention
  • Explain how a clear complaints procedure reduces the likelihood of abuse
  • Respond to suspected or disclosed abuse
  • Protect people from harm and abuse – locally and nationally
£20.00 Exc VAT
  • Duration: 1 hour
    and 30 minutes
  • PDF certificate
  • Unlimited replays
  • 12 months access

Group discounts for organisations

To access multiple courses, or to purchase multiple licences for your organisation or local authority, contact us directly at or 01273 091 301, for information on group discounts.

Annual Solutions

We provide cost-effective annual solutions allowing up to 5, 10, 20 or a whole library of digital courses starting from £12 per learner, subject to requirement. Contact for more information.

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4 reviews for Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care Training Course

The course was very interesting and informative. It was easy to follow and the information was broken down into manageable chunks.
Enjoyed the course!

Rachael Asling

I found this course very knowledgeable and useful.
Fabulously marvelous.

Rachael Asling

I wouldn’t change anything!
I found this course both informative and interesting and will be very useful in the line of work I do.

Rachael Asling

I found the course to be extremely informative and was very useful to refresh my knowledge on safeguarding
Excellent clear concise given all the relevant information.

Rachael Asling

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