Safeguarding Adults Training Course (Level 2)

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  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate course duration 2 hours
  • Downloadable certificate on completion
  • 100% online training

This Safeguarding Adults online training course (Level 2) explains what is meant by safeguarding adults and how you can contribute to this important work.

Many adults are at risk of harm. These are people who need care and support but are experiencing, or at risk of, abuse and are unable to protect themselves.

Health and social care organisations have particular responsibilities, but everyone involved with an adult at risk of harm has a part to play. Safeguarding requires people and organisations to work together to prevent abuse and neglect. Everyone should be committed to a policy of zero tolerance towards the abuse of adults at risk.

Our online Safeguarding Adults training course takes approximately 2 hours to complete.

What is adult safeguarding?

Safeguarding means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.

An adult at risk is anyone over the age of 18 who receives, or is in need of, community care services due to mental health issues, disability, age or illness. These vulnerable adults may be unable to protect themself from harm and exploitation.

Read our article on the six principles of safeguarding. It explains the essential steps to safeguarding vulnerable adults from harm, abuse and neglect and introduces the key UK legislation that aims to protect them.

Why is Safeguarding Adults training important?

Safeguarding training will help you to understand which people are at risk of harm. It will help you recognise important signs of neglect and abuse.

For employers, this training ensures that all employees are up to date with Regulation 13: Safeguarding service users from abuse and improper treatment of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.

Who is Safeguarding Adults training for?

The course is for everyone who has contact with adults at risk of abuse or neglect. It covers the knowledge required by Care Certificate Standard 10 – Safeguarding Adults.

This includes those who work in health and social care services: NHS medical, nursing and care staff, agency workers, healthcare assistants, support workers and care assistants.

What are the learning outcomes for the Safeguarding Adults Level 2 course?

After completing the course you will be able to describe:

  • What is meant by the term ‘safeguarding adults’.
  • Your duty with regard to safeguarding.
  • 10 categories and signs of abuse and neglect.
  • The six principles of adult safeguarding.
  • The action to take when abuse and neglect are suspected.
  • Where and when abuse commonly occurs.
  • How you can manage the risks of abuse.
  • Key laws that help safeguard adults.
  • The purpose of the Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) and the process it follows.
  • The purpose of Safeguarding Adults Reviews.
  • How the SAB maintains confidentiality.
  • Where to go for safeguarding advice and information.

When do I get my Safeguarding Adults certificate?

Safeguarding Certificate

When you have passed the Safeguarding Adults course you can download your certificate straight away.

All of our e-learning courses conform to the CPD guidelines. The CPD Certification Service has accredited the course. Your certificate will include the CPD logo so you can use it to provide evidence for compliance.

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How long is my Safeguarding Adults certificate valid for?

Your Safeguarding Adults training certificate has no expiry date. However, we recommend refreshing Safeguarding Adults training every 3 years so that your knowledge is maintained to a high standard, and you remain vigilant and know what to do if you suspect an adult safeguarding issue. This recommended renewal date will be on your certificate.

Example Screens from the Safeguarding Adults course

Click on the images below to view example screens from our Safeguarding Adults online training course. These images will give you an idea of what you can expect from our Safeguarding Adults training. The course contains easy to understand learning material with clear examples, as well as interactive activities and audio voiceover, which will enhance your learning experience. This is shown in the example screens below.

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What does the Safeguarding Adults course cover?

The safeguarding adults training course contains the following 11 topics:

1 – Safeguarding adults and person centred care

The first topic explains the term safeguarding adults. It identifies the role that person-centred care plays in safeguarding. The topic also describes active participation and explains what to do if you suspect abuse or neglect.

2 – The ten categories of abuse and neglect

The second topic identifies ten categories of abuse. The topics also identifies signs of abuse and neglect.

3 – The six principles of adult safeguarding

The third topic describes six important principles of adult safeguarding.

4 – Who abuses adults?

Topic 4 identifies groups of people who are perpetrators of abuse. It also identifies groups who are more susceptible to abuse. The topic identifies where abuse takes place and explains how to control the risks. The topic also defines serial, long-term and opportunistic abuse.

5 – Reporting and responding to abuse and neglect

Topic 5 explains why people might not report abuse. It also explains what to do if you suspect abuse is taking place. The topic identifies what you should do if no action is taken when you have reported abuse.

6 – Dealing with safeguarding complaints

Topic 6 outlines why it is important that people can report abuse. The topic also explains what should happen if someone outside of your organisation reports abuse.

7 – Legal considerations

Topic 7 identifies six laws that safeguard adults in England. It also identifies situations where these laws will apply.

8 – The Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)

Topic 8 outlines the duty of a local authority to safeguard adults. It describes the work of the Safeguarding Adults Board. The topic also identifies the number of safeguarding referrals.

9 – The multi-agency safeguarding process

Topic 9 describes multi-agency working and the seven steps in the SAB referral process. The topic also explains what to do if you believe the safeguarding process is failing an individual.

10 – Safeguarding Adults Reviews

Topic 10 is about Safeguarding Adults Reviews. You will learn about the purpose of an SAR and when they take place. The topic also identifies factors that can lead to safeguarding failures.

11 – Confidentiality and the SAB

The final topic explains the need for a common agreement on confidentiality and outlines the principles of such an agreement. The topic also covers what happens when an adult refuses to consent to information sharing.

Safeguarding Adults online course assessment

After the eleven topics there is an assessment. The questions change every time you take the test so you can use the course for refresher as well as initial training.

There is no limit on the number of times you can do the assessment. The feedback you receive will help you learn from any errors.

Safeguarding Adults online course reviews

i2Comply ReviewsIf you are still unsure whether our Safeguarding Adults online course fits with your training needs, read our customers reviews here. Our customers rated this course 4.7 out of 5 stars. This is what they have said about our Safeguarding Adults online course:

“Audio and images made the training much more engaging and easier to learn and remember details and information.”

“Very interesting course. Easy to follow along and was nice that you could take breaks between topics.”

Other online UK Health & Social Care courses

We offer several Health & Social Care online training courses. Click on the course titles below to find out more about Health & Social Care courses relevant to your work setting or see a full list of courses here.

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  3. Safeguarding Children Course Online (Level 1)
  4. The Legal Use of Restrictive Interventions Course

We also offer online training courses in categories including fire safety, health and safety, food hygiene and regulatory compliance.

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Once your order is complete, we will email your login details along with instructions on how to access the training course. The Safeguarding Adults online course takes approximately 2 hours to complete, however you can take as long as you want and take multiple breaks throughout the training. Your certificate will be available for download as soon as the training is completed.

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