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Safeguarding Adults - Level 1 and 2

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

This safeguarding bundle includes safeguarding adults at level 1 and safeguarding adults level 2, with the courses designed to be completed in sequence. The courses use 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.

Safeguarding adults level 1 & level 2 overview:

  • Safeguarding adults level 1: This Safeguarding Adults eLearning courses provides staff in all roles within healthcare with an introduction to the key concepts and principles of safeguarding adults.
  • Safeguarding adults level 2: This session provides staff who are the designated safeguarding lead in their organisation and/or designated referrer with comprehensive guidance on how to respond and act to potential and actual safeguarding issues.
  • Safeguarding adults - Preventing radicalisation
Learning objectives

Safeguarding Adults Level 1:

  • 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

Safeguarding Adults Level 2:

  • Describe how to apply local and national policy, procedural frameworks and legislation when undertaking safeguarding
  • Describe how to support people and their carers to understand safeguarding to maximise their decision making, and support people to be safe
  • Explain the safeguarding adults enquiry process, how to respond to safeguarding alerts and make referrals
  • Identify and reduce potential and actual risks after disclosure or an allegation has been made
  • Explain the immediate steps to take when you become aware of potential abuse, including developing protective strategies for those without consent
  • Explain the purpose of safeguarding adults investigations and be able to apply the duties and tasks involved
  • Maintain accurate, complete and up to date records, as well as preserving forensic and other evidence
  • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the different agencies involved in investigating allegations of abuse
Who is this course for?

Safeguarding adults level 1 is for all staff including non-clinical managers and staff working in health care settings.

Safeguarding adults level 2 is for designated safeguarding leads and/or designated referrers


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 and 2 of the Core Skills Training Framework.

Duration & CPD Credits
  • Safeguarding Adults Level 1: 1 hour 30 minutes approx.
  • Safeguarding Adults Level 2: 2 hours approx.

Click 'book now' below then follow the checkout process. On receipt of your order, the e-learning team will be in touch to arrange access, please allow 24 hours. Learners can access and re-visit the course for a year.

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