Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding is the protection of basic human rights and we all have the right to be healthy, happy and live free from fear and abuse, with respect and dignity. As a care worker in the adult care sector, you and the company you work for have a responsibility to protect those in your care and ensure they are empowered to have control over how they live their lives.

From this course you’ll learn about key safeguarding legislation designed to minimise the abuse of adults in care with support needs. We’ll examine the statistics so you can get a feel for the prevalence of abuse, and by the end of the course you’ll have a much deeper understanding of principles of safeguarding adults to employ in your work.

We’ll define key terminology for safeguarding, examine the principle laws relating to safeguarding and why they’ve been put in place. You’ll learn the 10 types of abuse often suffered by vulnerable adults and how to identify and report concerns. We also take a look at your role, responsibilities and boundaries, ensuring people are encouraged to be independent and supported in making their own decisions giving informed consent. Finally, we’ll look at managing the environment to minimize the risk of abuse.

What are the benefits of this course?

This course is recognised by the CPD (Continuing Professional Development).

Did you know?
  • 4.3m people are employed in the health & social sector in 20191
  • In 2013, 150.6 billion was spent on public and private healthcare2
  • Over 112,000 people are employed directly by local authorities in health & social sector3

Course Modules

Module Module Name Pass %
1 Introduction and Definitions
2 Types of Abuse and the Rights of Vulnerable Adults
3 Recognising the Signs of Abuse
4 What to Do if you Suspect Abuse
5 Safeguarding Legislation


80 minutes

Why Choose DDR Consultants

Our health and social care courses are industry accredited and provide you with everything you need to help you in your career and make it a rewarding experience. Over 4 million people are employed in the sector in the UK and our courses can help you stand out from the crowd.

In addition to being recognised by leading organisations, our courses can be completed at a time that is convenient to you, in any location. All you need is Internet access and you’re good to go.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Price: £35