Safeguarding Adults (Introduction)

Our online Introduction to Safeguarding Adults course explores the key principles, practice and legislation relating to adult safeguarding

Key Learning Points:

  • The 6 key principles of adult safeguarding
  • The Care Act 2014 and its importance
  • When and how to report suspected abuse
  • The responsibilities of local authorities
  • Why and how local authorities carry out serious case reviews
Safeguarding Adults (Introduction)
Safeguarding Adults (Introduction)
Safeguarding Adults (Introduction)
Safeguarding Adults (Introduction)
Safeguarding Adults (Introduction)
Safeguarding Adults (Introduction)
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Course Overview

When an adult is at risk of abuse or neglect, following the correct safeguarding procedures is vitally important.

Our Introduction to Safeguarding Adults course explores the principles and legislation around adult safeguarding, including when to report concerns to the local authorities. It presents three scenarios to show the safeguarding process in action.

Introduction to Safeguarding Adults includes our Awareness of Safeguarding Adults course as an introductory module. It builds on the knowledge gained in that course and is particularly useful for those whose role brings them into contact with "at risk" adults.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 45 minutes
  • Available for translation

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

Our Introduction to Safeguarding Adults online course contains two sections. One is the Awareness of Safeguarding Adults course to give a basic grounding in the main safeguarding principles. The remaining section is broken down into three modules and an assessment. These are:

Principles and Legislation
Principles and Legislation
This module explores the main principles to consider when safeguarding adults. It covers the 6 key principles of adult safeguarding; Empowerment, Prevention, Proportionality, Protection, Partnership, Accountability. The main legal framework for adult safeguarding is the Care Act 2014 and, in this topic, learners will explore its implications and the different authorities affected.
Reporting Abuse to Local Authorities
Reporting Abuse to Local Authorities
In this module, learners discover when and how to report abuse. It is important to report suspected abuse in the right way so it can be prevented from happening again. Using a case study about an adult possibly being abused, learners are challenged to think about how they would respond if they had their suspicions about the treatment of a possibly vulnerable adult.
Adult Safeguarding Responsibilities
Adult Safeguarding Responsibilities
This module covers the role of local authorities in safeguarding adults, including using Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs) to co-ordinate local safeguarding efforts. Learners discover how and why local authorities carry out reviews (Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs) in England) and how these can be beneficial in highlighting any mistakes that have been made.

The Assessment

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

What are the main principles underpinning adult safeguarding and how are they implemented? Put your knowledge to the test. Pass with 80% or more to receive your certificate.

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The Importance of Safeguarding Training

Every man, woman, and child has the basic human right to live a life without abuse. Sadly, this is a right that millions of people all over the world are forced to live without.

Safeguarding is the act of protecting a person's right to live in safety – free from abuse, harm and neglect. Safeguarding practices apply to both vulnerable adults and children.

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.

The Importance of Safeguarding Training


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

What is the purpose of a Safeguarding Adults Review?
A Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) is needed when an adult has suffered serious abuse or neglect and there were steps that could have been taken to avoid this. Their purpose is to make sure lessons are learnt so there is no repeat of the serious incident in the future. They play an important role in improving adult safeguarding practices.
Who can raise a safeguarding concern?
Anybody can raise a safeguarding concern for a vulnerable adult. This includes people working with them, friends and family, and members of the public. Safeguarding the vulnerable is a collective responsibility. It is important the concern is raised with the correct authorities so it can be dealt with appropriately.
Who is responsible for safeguarding vulnerable adults?
All of us play a role in safeguarding vulnerable adults. For people unable or unwilling to speak up about their abuse or neglect, it is vital there are others in contact with them who raise the alarm. Once they have flagged up a concern, the appropriate agencies are responsible for following it through and protecting the vulnerable adult.

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