Safeguarding Adults (Level 1)

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Work with adults at risk? Got responsibilities for adult safeguarding (as either a professional adviser or operational/strategic manger)?

This informative and wide-ranging course will help you identify risk, learn the importance of prevention, and determine appropriate intervention. This course complies with Level 1 Social Care and Levels 1 & 2 Healthcare.

About this course

This course is in five modules, allowing you to complete one section at a time. You will learn about safeguarding – its aims and key principles; what are abuse and neglect – their definitions, different types and how you should respond; and what is Mental Capacity – and the implications for supporting vulnerable adults.

On completion of the course, you will automatically get a certificate, containing your name, CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.

The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and refresher guides.


This course is intended for everyone who works with or has contact with adults at risk of abuse and / or neglect.

This includes the following groups of people who have a duty of care for adults:

  • Those in regular or in intensive but irregular contact with adults at risk
  • Those who work predominantly with adults at risk
  • Those who have particular specialist adult safeguarding responsibilities
  • Professional advisers and designated leads for adult safeguarding
  • Operational managers of services for adult safeguarding
  • Senior managers responsible for the strategic management of services for adult safeguarding
  • Members of Local Safeguarding Adults Boards


Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • The legal duties to safeguard adults
  • What is meant by adult safeguarding
  • The importance of avoiding risk averse practice
  • The aims of adult safeguarding and the six safeguarding principles
  • ‘Person-centred’ and ‘outcomes-focused’ safeguarding practice
  • What is meant by abuse and who is at risk
  • Why a person might abuse another and when it is more likely to happen
  • The patterns of abuse
  • The different types of abuse and neglect and features of each
  • The importance of balancing safeguarding with empowerment
  • What you should do if you suspect abuse or neglect
  • How to respond to a disclosure
  • What to say to an adult at risk
  • What to do in an emergency
  • The importance of good record keeping
  • What Mental Capacity means and the principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • The implications of the Mental Capacity Act when supporting a vulnerable adult at risk
  • What is meant by ‘Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards’


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