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Safeguarding Adults (Level 2)

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: £15+VAT

This online Safeguarding Adults training 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 approximate duration of this training is 2 hours.

Who is it for?

This online Safeguarding Adults training is intended for everyone who works with, or has contact with, adults at risk of abuse or neglect and it covers the essential underpinning knowledge required by Care Certificate Standard 10 - Safeguarding Adults.

When do I get my certificate?

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

As this course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service, your certificate will contain the CPD logo and can be used to provide evidence for compliance.

What does the course cover?

The course contains the following 12 topics and includes an assessment:

Safeguarding adults and person centred care

  • What is meant by safeguarding adults.
  • The role that individualised person-centred care plays in safeguarding.
  • What is meant by Active Participation and the role this plays in safeguarding.
  • What to do if you suspect abuse or neglect.
  • The five things you can do to safeguard adults.

10 categories of abuse and neglect

  • The ten categories of abuse.
  • The signs that abuse or neglect may be occurring.

The six principles of adult safeguarding

  • What is meant by Empowerment
  • What is meant by Prevention
  • What is meant by Proportionality
  • What is meant by Protection
  • What is meant by Partnership
  • What is meant by Accountability

Who abuses adults

  • Where abuse takes place.
  • The groups at a higher risk of abuse.
  • The common attributes of perpetrators of abuse.
  • Preventing and controlling risks.
  • The common characteristics of individuals susceptible to abuse.
  • What is meant by serial, long-term and opportunistic abuse.

Reporting and responding to abuse and neglect

  • Why people might not report abuse.
  • What you should do if you suspect abuse is taking place.
  • What you should do if no action is taken when abuse is reported.

Dealing with safeguarding complaints

  • Why it is important that individuals are able to report abuse.
  • What should happen if an individual outside of your organisation reports abuse.

Legal considerations

  • The six key pieces of safeguarding legislation that seek to safeguard adults in England.
  • The situations where specific pieces of safeguarding legislation will apply.

The Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)

  • The duty of a local authority in safeguarding adults at risk of harm.
  • The role of the Safeguarding Adults Board.
  • The number of safeguarding referrals.

The multi-agency safeguarding process

  • How the SAB facilitates multi-agency working.
  • The seven key steps in the SAB referral process.
  • What to do if you believe the safeguarding process is failing an individual.

Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs)

  • The purpose of an SAR.
  • When they take place.
  • The common factors that have led to safeguarding failures.

Confidentiality and the SAB

  • Explains that a common agreement relating to confidentiality is needed.
  • The (Caldicott) principles upon which an agreement should be based.
  • What happens when an adult refuses to consent to information sharing.


The assessment is generated from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment – making the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment and informative feedback is given so candidates can learn from their incorrect responses.

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