Health & Social Care
Safeguarding Adults (awareness level)

Participants will be able to recognise potential/actual abusive situations and act in accordance with their organisation & and Local Authority´s safeguarding guidelines for the protection of adults from abuse.


By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain why Safeguarding is an important issue
  • State the 6 key principles of Safeguarding adults
  • List the 10 categories of abuse
  • Describe how they might recognise these in their normal working environment
  • State clearly what their individual roles responsibilities are if they suspect/discover abuse or inadequate care of a person
  • Describe how they would raise a safeguarding concern in their organisation
  • Discuss when they would call the emergency services
  • Describe how and where they would record their concern

One day.

This course should be run for groups of up to 16.

All staff working in settings where they come into direct contact with vulnerable adults and / or manage staff who do so.

The contents of this course will incorporate issues of equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice to assist participants in understanding and challenging all forms of discrimination.

  • Making safeguarding personal
  • Definitions used in safeguarding
  • 10 classifications of abuse
  • 6 key principles of safeguarding adults
  • Risk indicators
  • Support planning / risk management
  • Legal framework including Care Act (2014), Mental Capacity Act (2005), DoLs (2008), Criminal Justice and Courts act (2015), (2016), Human Rights Act (1998)
  • Confidentiality, Responsibility to share information
  • Individual & organsiational roles & responsibilities
  • Who is responsible for making referrals to other agencies?
  • Record keeping & storage, Data Protection Act (1998)
  • Safeguarding adults boards, Local Authority Safeguarding teams
  • Organisation´s policies and procedures (including Safeguarding Adults, Confidentiality, Whistle blowing)
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Safeguarding Adults (awareness level)