Safeguarding Adults (Awareness)

Our online Awareness of Safeguarding Adults course covers the basic principles and responsibilities around adult safeguarding

Key Learning Points:

  • Who is most at risk of abuse
  • The 6 key principles of adult safeguarding
  • The different kinds of abuse and neglect
  • How to recognise an adult may be at risk of abuse
  • When to report your concerns to the appropriate authorities

Course Overview

Anyone can be a victim of abuse and safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

Our Awareness of Safeguarding Adults course explores what adult abuse is, how to recognise the signs of abuse, and the procedures to follow to report suspected abuse of adults with extra care and support needs. It is particularly useful for people whose role involves meeting “at risk” adults, such as jobs dealing with the public, but it is important for all workers to be aware of this topic.

This course is suitable as an overview of the topic of adult safeguarding. For a more in-depth treatment of the subject, see our Introduction to Safeguarding Adults course (which includes our Awareness course as its first module).

Course Details

  • Part of our Safeguarding group of courses
  • Multiple-choice question assessment
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Course Contents

Our Awareness of Safeguarding Adults online course is broken down into two modules.

Our Awareness of Safeguarding Adults online course is broken down into two modules.

What is Adult Abuse?

When a vulnerable adult is at risk of abuse or neglect, it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect them. This module covers the basics of safeguarding adults in the form of 6 key principles. It also explores the associated responsibilities, along with the legal frameworks for safeguarding and reporting potential abuse of adults.

Recognising Abuse

There are many different types of abuse. There are also signs a person is being neglected or abused that any of us can learn to recognise. This module explores the increased risk factors that may be present and presents two case reviews where there were major systemic failures to safeguard adults, with serious consequences.

Reporting Abuse

Safeguarding is an important duty for everybody in society. When we know or suspect that a vulnerable adult is suffering abuse, it is vital that we report our concerns to the appropriate authorities. The course provides guidance in reporting suspected cases of adult abuse to make sure the victim is helped and the abuse is stopped.

This course is published by Cylix

Tailored versions of the courses are available for the following sectors

Compatible for

Any Workplace

Public Sector




Fire & Rescue

The Assessment

Learners are assessed via multiple-choice questions about safeguarding adults.

Can you spot the signs of adult abuse and would you know what to do if you did? Put your knowledge to the test. Pass with 80% or more to receive your certificate.

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

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1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
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£34.50 / per learner
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£29 / per learner
21 - 50
£23 / per learner
51 - 100
£17.50 / per learner
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£11.50 / per learner
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£34.50 / per learner
101 - 200
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201 - 300
£24.50 / per learner
301 - 400
£21 / per learner
401 - 500
£17.50 / per learner
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£14.50 / per learner
751 - 1000
£11.50 / per learner
1001 - 2500
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£6 / per learner
10,000 +

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Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide. Prices are based on a 2 year contract.

The Importance of Safeguarding Training

Anyone can be a victim of abuse. Sadly, it happens to people from all walks of life all over the world.

Safeguarding means protecting a person’s right to live in safety, free from harm, neglect or abuse. Safeguarding practices exist to protect vulnerable adults and children in society.

Training in safeguarding protects both the adults at risk and the employee who notices the signs, as they will be equipped to know what to do in those circumstances.


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

An adult safeguarding concern is any suspicion of abuse or neglect concerning a person over 18, particularly one who falls into a vulnerable category. Someone does not have to be certain abuse is taking place to raise a concern. Once a concern has been raised, it needs to be reported to the appropriate authorities.

A vulnerable adult is a person over 18 who is particularly at risk of neglect or abuse. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, learning disabilities or many other factors affecting a person’s ability to protect themselves. Anyone can be the victim of abuse but vulnerable adults require special care to stay safe.

Safeguarding issues arise when a person is at risk of neglect or abuse. When somebody suspects a person is being abused or neglected, they need to know the correct way to report their concerns to the appropriate authorities, and when to alert their line manager. Safeguarding awareness training is an important part of this.

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