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Safeguarding Adults – Online Learning

This online course is designed to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect and promote the well-being of vulnerable adults in various settings. With this e-learning course:

  • Identify the what, who and where of safeguarding
  • Explain the Care Act 2014 and other legislation relating to safeguarding
  • Explore 10 adult safeguarding issues and the signs to look for
  • Describe the responsibilities of local authorities and partner agencies
  • Investigate the wider view of safeguarding responsibilities
  • Establish the principles of safeguarding, and the three Rs of safeguarding

Course Introduction

Safeguarding the health and well-being of adults at risk of harm is a fundamental pillar of a fair and compassionate society. This means that we all have a responsibility to both help prevent abuse and to act quickly when we see it.

This online learning course cover key aspects of adult safeguarding including – what it is; who is at risk of harm; who might pose a risk; and where risks are more probable. It also identifies the legislation relating to safeguarding and explores different types of harm and how to recognise them.

The course concludes with a look at who is responsible for safeguarding, and the frameworks for implementing effective safeguarding measures.

Course Content

Module 1 – Introduction to Safeguarding
  • Review case studies to understand the risks in adult safeguarding
  • Define adult safeguarding and who is considered an ‘adult’
  • Identify why it is important to safeguard adults
  • Establish the difference between abuse and neglect
  • Explore who might be at risk of harm and individuals that might pose a safeguarding risk
  • Identify the job sectors where adult safeguarding is important
  • Work through a case study to help embed learning
Module 2 – Adult Safeguarding Legislation
  • Identify the different legislation for adult safeguarding, including the Care Act 2014 and equivalents
  • Establish your current understanding of legislation
  • Work through a case study to help embed learning
Module 3 – Adult Safeguarding Issues
  • Explore the 10 different safeguarding issues highlighted by legislation
  • Deep dive into each of the issues to ensure understanding, highlighting physical, emotional and behavioural signs for each
  • Work through a case study to help embed learning
Module 4 – Who is Responsible for Adult Safeguarding?
  • Identify the specific responsibilities related to adult safeguarding
  • Review a case study to help establish who might need to take responsibility for a certain case
  • Explore wider safeguarding responsibilities and the context
  • Establishing the safeguarding issues that you might personally encounter
  • Work through a case study to help embed learning
Module 5 – How to Safeguard Adults
  • Review the six principles of safeguarding
  • Deep dive into knowledge checks for each principle to ensure understanding
  • Ensuring safeguarding in your organisation meets requirements
  • Using the ‘Three Rs of safeguarding’ framework to offer a practical, action-based approach to addressing safeguarding concerns
  • Work through a case study to help embed learning
Module 6 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners


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Your employees will receive personalised and dated certificates upon successful completion of our CPD certified e-learning courses. All courses have relevant accreditations.


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