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Safeguarding Adults (Level 2)


The course will help you learn about local authority duties and about outcomes-focused, person-centred safeguarding practice. The course will also to help you make appropriate decisions concerning the sharing of information when acting to investigate and / or prevent significant harm occurring to adults at risk. You will also learn about making safeguarding enquiries. This course complies with Level 1 Social Care and Levels 1 & 2 Healthcare.


This course is intended for the following groups of people who have a duty of care for adults:

  • 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

    About this course

    This Safeguarding Adults course contains three modules:

  • Safeguarding Duties and Responsibilities
  • Information Sharing and Confidentiality
  • Safeguarding Enquiries
  •  Upon successful completion of all three modules you will be automatically awarded a certificate containing the course name, completion date, CPD hours and learning objectives.

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


    In this course you will:

  • Learn who is primarily responsible for safeguarding?
  • Know what are the duties for local authority staff
  • Learn about the importance of a person-centred approach
  • Learn about the ‘Making Safeguarding Personal’ programme
  • Learn about the duties of the Local Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs)
  • Learn about the duties for the NHS, Police, care providers and other agencies
  • Learn about the law in relation to sharing information
  • Learn about the importance of sharing information to prevent abuse and neglect
  • Learn what to do if a person does not want to share information
  • Know what to share with family and friends
  • Know the seven golden rules for information sharing
  • Learn when an enquiry should take place
  • Learn about the purpose of an enquiry
  • Learn what an enquiry should take into account
  • Learn who can carry out an enquiry
  • Learn what happens after an enquiry
  • Learn about safeguarding plans


    Here are a few topics covered in this course:

    Must a local authority follow up concerns?; What is meant by adult safeguarding?; Who is primarily responsible for safeguarding?; What are the wew safeguarding duties?; Duties for local authority staff; The six principles of safeguarding; Person-centred approach; Making Safeguarding Personal; Decision tree; Local Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs); Designated Adult Safeguarding Manager; Information sharing; Preventing abuse and neglect; Implications for the NHS; Who is responsible for leading investigations?; Working in partnership; Care providers; Information Governance Review Panel; The law in relation to sharing information; The importance of sharing information to prevent abuse and neglect; Sharing without consent; Should consent be obtained every time?; How can consent be given?; Do you need to ask for consent again?; What to do if a person does not want to share information; What to share with family and friends; The seven golden rules for information sharing; Who is responsible for reporting?; What is an enquiry?; The purpose of an enquiry; Consent to proceed; What an enquiry should take into account; Interventions; Is a conversation sufficient?; What happens after an enquiry?; Taking action; Safeguarding plans