This course is aimed at anyone who has a duty of care for, or comes into contact with, adults in need of care and support, either as a paid professional or a volunteer. This includes, but isn’t limited to, those that work in domiciliary care, the NHS, community centres, prisons or with a
family member at home. It sets out the roles and responsibilities everyone has to protect an adult’s right to live in safety and be free from abuse and neglect. You and the organisation you work for must take appropriate and proportionate measures necessary for the protection of adults in your care, while ensuring they are supported and empowered to have control over how they want to live their lives.

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During your course, you will hear many facts, figures and details surrounding the risk to adults in need of care and support, the types of abuse suffered and key safeguarding legislation that has been put in place to minimize the abuse of adults with care and support needs. By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of safeguarding principles and be able to apply them in your role.

You will be able to define key terminology in relation to safeguarding; be able to identify the principle laws that relate to safeguarding and why they have been put in place to minimize abuse; be able to recognise and respond appropriately to the ten types of abuse suffered by vulnerable adults; be able to identify and report concerns of abuse or neglect; describe your role, responsibilities and boundaries; ensure people are supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and give informed consent and finally, manage the environment to minimise the risk of abuse.


 Duration 75 mins*



Price not including UK VAT

*NB – time is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time when completing the questions.



• Operating System: Windows 7+ or Mac OSX (10.8+)

• Browser: A modern and up to date web browser

• Video: Up to date video drivers

• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

• Additional Software: Flash Player 10+

• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)