Safeguarding Adults Course (Level 2)

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  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration 2 hours
  • Downloadable certificate on completion

This Safeguarding Adults (Level 2) online training course explains what is meant by safeguarding adults and how you can protect an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.

For employers, it is an easy way to ensure 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.

The CPD Certification Service has certified this training course.

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Other Safeguarding Courses

1 – Safeguarding Children Course (Level 1)

Who is Safeguarding Adults for?

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

Safeguarding Certificate

When do I get my Safeguarding Adults certificate?

When you have successfully passed the course you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

Your certificate will include the CPD Certification Service logo. Therefore you can use it to provide evidence for compliance.

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What does the Safeguarding Adults course cover?

The 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 also explains how to control the risks. The topic 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 individuals are able to 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 also describes 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 (SARs)

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

11 – Confidentiality and the SAB

The final topic explains why a common agreement on confidentiality is needed. It outlines the principles upon which an agreement should be based. The topic also covers what happens when an adult refuses to consent to information sharing.


Once you have completed the eleven topics, you will be allowed to take the assessment. The course generates an assessment from question banks. Therefore the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment. This makes the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment. In addition, the course gives informative feedback so candidates can learn from incorrect responses.

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