Safeguarding Adults - eLearning

This course provides underpinning knowledge and skills to recognise and appropriately respond to adult abuse when it occurs (or is suspected) and to raise awareness of the requirements for safeguarding adults.

In doing so, it promotes the safety and well-being of all residents in care settings and the wider community.

£2.95 + VAT


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

  • Describe the different types of abuse and their indicators
  • Recognise why some people are more at risk of harm
  • Discuss who abuses and reasons why they might do this
  • Identify the 6 key principles for safeguarding adults as outlined in the Care Act 2014
  • Explain what is meant by the term ‘duty of care’
  • Discuss how to respond when abuse is disclosed, suspected or witnessed
  • List the organisations that can be involved in safeguarding
  • Explain what happens when a concern is raised
  • Identify the difference between poor practice and possible abuse

Course content

  • Terms
  • Who is at risk?
  • Media report examples
  • Statistics 2016-2017
  • Key issues
  • Categorising abuse
    • Physical
    • Sexual
    • Psychological
    • Financial
    • Neglect and acts of omission
    • Discriminatory
    • Organisational (formerly Institutional)
    • Self Neglect
  • Other types of abuse
  • Indicators of abuse
  • Patterns of abuse
  • Who abuses?
  • Why people might abuse
  • The Care Act 2014
  • Local Authority duties
  • Duty of Care
  • The 6 Key Safeguarding Principles
  • Teaching self-protection
  • Responding to abuse
  • Taking action
  • Mental Capacity
  • Raising a concern
  • How concerns are managed
  • What to expect
  • Witnessed unsafe practice
  • Adult reviews
  • Working together
  • Lessons learnt