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Safeguarding Adults (Awareness) - for Health and Social Care

Sanctuary Training

Safeguarding Adults (Awareness) - for Health and Social Care



Get a grip of the basic principles of safeguarding for adults with this short course aimed at health and social care professionals. Whatever your role, it’s important you understand how to recognise and prevent abuse of vulnerable adults. This course demonstrates how, plus much more.


This course is aimed at:

  • New members of staff in Healthcare Support Worker roles
  • New members of staff in Adult Social Care Worker roles
  • Any staff members who provide direct care to patients or individuals needing support

This course will also be useful for:

  • Staff moving into new roles within their organisation
  • Refreshing the knowledge of any member of staff


Safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone who works with vulnerable adults and this course explains what is meant by the terms used, how to recognise abuse, how to reduce the risk of abuse, and what to do if you suspect abuse or if abuse is disclosed to you.

You will automatically get a course certificate on course completion – with your name, the CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.


Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • What is meant by 'Safeguarding Adults'
  • The definition of a vulnerable adult
  • How to prevent unintentional abuse
  • The main types of abuse and identifying the signs
  • The definition of harm
  • What restrictive practices are
  • Where abuse takes place
  • The purpose of serious case reviews
  • How treating individuals with respect can reduce the risk of abuse
  • Where to find out more about adult safeguarding
  • The importance of person centred care
  • How to help people keep themselves safe
  • Safeguarding Adults Boards
  • Why safeguarding policies and procedures are relevant to you
  • How to manage risk
  • The importance of clear complaints procedures
  • What to do if you suspect abuse and understanding whistleblowing
  • How to support an individual who reports abuse
  • Legislation relating to abuse of adults
  • Whether and when you can share confidential information

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