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Safeguarding Adults (Levels 1 and 2)


Do you know what to do if you suspect someone is a victim of abuse? If you?re working with vulnerable adults, it?s important that you?re able to spot the signs.

The right actions could save a life. From the basics through to referring someone you suspect is a victim of abuse to ensure they receive the right care, this Safeguarding Adults (Levels 1 and 2) course bundle has it all.

This safeguarding course bundle will give you all the knowledge you need to identify and respond to concerns, disclosures and allegations of abuse and substandard practice. In it you?ll learn what adult safeguarding really means, how to identify abuse, the impact of the Mental Capacity Act on the vulnerable adults in your care and how to propose an enquiry.

In this course bundle you?ll learn about prevention and proportionate interventions, the dangers of risk-averse practice and the importance of upholding human rights.


This course is intended for anyone with a duty of care to adults. This includes anyone with 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 and 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?
  • Who is primarily responsible for safeguarding
  • What the duties are for local authority staff
  • The importance of a person-centred approach
  • The ?Making Safeguarding Personal? programme
  • The duties of the Local Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs)
  • The duties of the NHS, Police, care providers and other agencies
  • The law in relation to sharing information
  • The importance of sharing information to prevent abuse and neglect
  • 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
  • When an enquiry should take place, the purpose and what it should take into account
  • Who can carry out an enquiry
  • What happens after an enquiry
  • Safeguarding plans


  • What is Adult Safeguarding?
  • What is Abuse and Neglect?
  • Recognising Abuse and Neglect
  • Responding to Concerns
  • Safeguarding and Mental Capacity
  • Safeguarding Duties and Responsibilities
  • Information Sharing and Confidentiality
  • Safeguarding Enquiries