Safeguarding Adults - Level 1

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

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This Safeguarding Adults eLearning course provides staff in all roles within healthcare with an introduction to the key concepts and principles of safeguarding adults. The course uses a number of real-world scenarios across a range of healthcare settings and roles to stimulate discussion and reflection on how individual staff should consider safeguarding in their role.

Safeguarding adults legislation is updated regularly and this session will be kept up to date in this regard. This session may include information that you have not previously been taught.

Course content
  • Introduction to Safeguarding Adults
  • Identifying Harm, Abuse and Neglect
  • Taking Actions
  • Legislation, Policy and Procedures

Learning objectives
  • Define the term ‘safeguarding adults’
  • Identify and describe the different types of abuse that may affect adults who need care and support, understand the circumstances which may cause adults to be at risk of abuse
  • Explain how you can work towards preventing abuse by promoting dignity and well-being through your own practice
  • Describe how you can work in a person-centred and empowering way with adults
  • Explain how to raise concerns where abuse of an adult is suspected within, or outside, your organisation, and the roles that different organisations play
  • Discuss the key legislation and the role of policies and procedures relating to safeguarding adults in your own organisation
  • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the different agencies involved in investigating allegations of abuse
Who is this course for?

All staff including non-clinical managers and staff working in health care settings.


The session is followed by a multiple choice assessment designed to test learners' understanding of the course. Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD.


Developed originally in partnership with experts from North Bristol NHS Trust and the University of Manchester, with further CSTF updates from leading NHS Adult Safeguarding specialists. This course meets the outcomes for level 1 of the Core Skills Training Framework.

Duration & CPD Credits

1 hour 30 minutes approx.


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Other Safeguarding Courses

If you have some degree of contact with vulnerable adults and/ or carers, you may also be required to complete Safeguarding Adults at Levels 2 & 3. Skills for Health also offer Safeguarding Children courses as well as a combined Safeguarding Adults & Children bundle.

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Angela McQuade (December 2016)
I really enjoyed this course. I found it informative and very good to work through.

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