Adult Social Care training and development - Safeguarding Adults - Level 1


Coventry City Council

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Course details

The course will give you the skills and knowledge required to identify and respond to concerns, disclosures and allegations of abuse and substandard practice. The course will also enable you to learn about prevention and proportionate interventions, and the dangers of risk adverse practice and the importance of upholding human rights.
This course complies with Level 1 Social Care and Levels 1 & 2 Healthcare.

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand what is meant by adult safeguarding
  • Learn the aims and principles of adult safeguarding
  • Learn about ‘person-centred’ and ‘outcomes-focused’ safeguarding practice
  • Know what is meant by abuse and who is at risk
  • Know why a person might abuse another
  • Learn when abuse is more likely to happen
  • Know the different types of abuse and neglect
  • Understand the importance of balancing safeguarding with empowerment
  • Learn what you should do if you suspect abuse or neglect
  • Know how to respond to a disclosure
  • Learn what to do in an emergency
  • Understand the importance of good record keeping

Target group

This course is intended for:
● Those in regular or intensive but irregular contact with adults at
● Those who work predominantly with adults at risk
● Those who have particular specialist adult safeguarding responsibilities
● Professional advisers and designated leads for adult safeguarding
● Members of Local Safeguarding Adults Boards

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