Course details

Course aim and outcomes:

This safeguarding course refreshes 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.


  • What is Adult Safeguarding?
  • What is Abuse and Neglect?
  • Recognising Abuse and Neglect
  • Responding to Concerns
  • Safeguarding Duties and Responsibilities
  • Information Sharing and Confidentiality
  • Safeguarding Enquiries
Course length
4 hours - MeLearning
Knowledge and Skills Framework
  Mental capacity (5) Effective Assessments and outcome-based support planning (6) Supervision, Critical reflection and analysis (8)
Professional Capability Framework
Knowledge: Apply knowledge of social sciences, law and social work  practice theory (5) Critical Reflection and Analysis: Apply critical reflection and analysis to inform and provide rationale for professional decision making (6)
Target group
All Adult Social Care employees that have previously completed safeguarding awareness training (within 3 years) and need to refresh their knowledge to comply with national minimum standards.

This course can be accessed through the Council’s E-learning platform.

If you are unable to access the E-learning platform, please contact: