Safeguarding Adults - Level 2

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

This course centres around preventing, identifying and responding to safeguarding adults’ concerns by applying the principles of the Mental Capacity Act. It also provides knowledge about responsibilities to raise concerns, maintaining a professional awareness of how your own values and beliefs may affect your judgement, and keep detailed records of your concerns and actions.

Course Content
  • Introduction to Safeguarding Adults
  • Identifying Signs of Abuse
  • Making Observations to Identify Abuse
  • Raising Concerns and Referring
  • Providing Advocacy and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Health Deficits, Attitudes, Values and Beliefs
  • Real-world Scenario

Learning objectives
  • 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

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 2 of the Core Skills Training Framework.


2 hours 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 3. Skills for Health also offer Safeguarding Children courses as well as a combined Safeguarding Adults & Children bundle.

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