Safeguarding Adults

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The Safeguarding Adults course is designed to provide aspiring healthcare and social care professionals with an in-depth understanding of adult safeguarding requirements and procedures. In this comprehensive training course, you will learn how to recognise the signs of abuse in adults, report your concerns, provide quality support, and much more.

This course explores the common risks to safety that can occur in a health and social care environment, taking an in-depth look at the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (SVGA) 2006 and the different types of abuse, including key facts, statistics and figures in the UK. Gain up-to-date skills and knowledge needed to kickstart your career.

Highlights of the Safeguarding Adults :

  • Identify the common risks to safety that can arise in health care and social care settings
  • Familiarise with adult safeguarding best practice procedures within a health and social care environment
  • Understand the different types of abuse in adults and their effects on physical and mental health
  • Be able to recognise the signs of abuse and neglect in adults
  • Know what actions to take if you suspect an adult may be suffering from abuse or neglect
  • Familiarise with the facts and figures regarding cases of abuse in adults  
  • Understand the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (SVGA) 2006
  • Deepen your understanding of the measures that can be taken to minimise abuse 

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials

Will I Receive a Certificate of Completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why Study This Course

This course is ideal for those who work in a health care and social care environment who wish to gain a deeper understanding of adult safeguarding policies and procedures. To provide you with ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 20/30 hours, with the freedom to study at your own pace. There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Career Path

On successful completion, learners will receive an accredited certified of achievement which they can use to fast track their career in the following roles:

  • Adult Social Care Worker
  • Domiciliary Care Assistants
  • Community Care Workers
  • Occupational Therapist

Course Curriculum

Safeguarding Adults
Module 1: Introduction and Definitions
Safeguarding Adults 01:20:00
Module 2: Abuse and the Rights of Vulnerable Adults
Module 3: Recognising the Signs of Abuse
Module 4: What to Do if you Suspect Abuse
Module 5: Safeguarding Legislation

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