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Safeguarding Adults (Levels 1 and 2)

This safeguarding course bundle will give you all the knowledge you need to identify and respond to concerns, disclosures and allegations of abuse and substandard practice. In it you’ll learn what adult safeguarding really means, how to identify abuse, the impact of the Mental Capacity Act on the vulnerable adults in your care and how to propose an enquiry.

In this course bundle you’ll learn about prevention and proportionate interventions, the dangers of risk-averse practice and the importance of upholding human rights.

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

This course complies with Level 1 Social Care and Levels 1 & 2 Healthcare but if you think you need an awareness course before taking an advanced one we can also help you with our Safeguarding Awareness Course. 

The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a useful refresher guide to keep handy.


Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • The legal duties to safeguard adults
  • What is meant by adult safeguarding
  • The importance of avoiding risk-averse practice
  • The aims of adult safeguarding and the six safeguarding principles
  • ‘Person-centred’ and ‘outcomes-focused’ safeguarding practice
  • What is meant by abuse and who is at risk
  • Why a person might abuse another and when it is more likely to happen
  • The patterns of abuse
  • The different types of abuse and neglect and features of each
  • The importance of balancing safeguarding with empowerment
  • What you should do if you suspect abuse or neglect
  • How to respond to a disclosure
  • What to say to an adult at risk
  • What to do in an emergency
  • The importance of good record keeping
  • What Mental Capacity means and the principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • The implications of the Mental Capacity Act when supporting a vulnerable adult at risk
  • What is meant by ‘Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards’
  • Who is primarily responsible for safeguarding
  • What the duties are for local authority staff
  • The importance of a person-centred approach
  • The ‘Making Safeguarding Personal’ programme
  • The duties of the Local Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs)
  • The duties of the NHS, Police, care providers and other agencies
  • The law in relation to sharing information
  • The importance of sharing information to prevent abuse and neglect
  • What to do if a person does not want to share information
  • What to share with family and friends
  • The seven golden rules for information sharing
  • When an enquiry should take place, the purpose and what it should take into account
  • Who can carry out an enquiry
  • What happens after an enquiry
  • Safeguarding plans


  • What is Adult Safeguarding?
  • What is Abuse and Neglect?
  • Recognising Abuse and Neglect
  • Responding to Concerns
  • Safeguarding Duties and Responsibilities
  • Information Sharing and Confidentiality
  • Safeguarding Enquiries
£30.00 Exc VAT
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • 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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7 reviews for Safeguarding Adults (Levels 1 and 2)

It was very good informative course.
Very educative and helpful.

Rachael Asling

The course was very helpful and informative. All legislation is up to date and the training was relevant to my needs.
Its very well presented, allowing the end test to be retaken.

Rachael Asling

Everything was just perfect. very informative. Very helpful to many carers.
It is very good and paced at the right level.

Rachael Asling

I really liked the hypothetical situations and the questions concerning them during the course, made it more engaging and easier to understand and remember.

Heather Sim

Excellent course…a great range of scenarios relating to a very wide range of people, agencies and institutions. Great being able to revisit and go back over things if you get a question wrong, really embeds the learning.

Heather Sim

A very good course which results in a clear understanding of adult safeguarding, identifying and responding to concerns about risk

Heather Sim

I found the course enjoyable and informative. I thought the way in which it was partly interactive was particularly useful and engaging. It was also very positive that it was broken down into manageable chunks.

Heather Sim

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