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Safeguarding Adults (Level 1)

Sanctuary Training

Safeguarding Adults (Level 1)



Work with adults at risk? Got responsibilities for adult safeguarding (as either a professional adviser or operational/strategic manger? This informative and wide-ranging course will help you identify risk, learn the importance of prevention, and determine appropriate intervention. (It complies with Level 1 Social Care and Levels 1 & 2 Healthcare.)


This course is intended for everyone who works with or has contact with adults at risk of abuse and / or neglect.

This includes the following groups of people who have a duty of care for adults:

  • Those in regular or in intensive but irregular contact with adults at risk
  • Those who work predominantly with adults at risk
  • Those who have particular specialist adult safeguarding responsibilities
  • Professional advisers and designated leads for adult safeguarding
  • Operational managers of services for adult safeguarding
  • Senior managers responsible for the strategic management of services for adult safeguarding
  • Members of Local Safeguarding Adults Boards


This course is in five modules, allowing you to complete one section at a time. You will learn about safeguarding - its aims and key principles; what are abuse and neglect - their definitions, different types and how you should respond; and what is Mental Capacity - and the implications for supporting vulnerable adults.

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

The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and refresher guides.


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

  • The legal duties to safeguard adults
  • What is meant by adult safeguarding
  • The importance of avoiding risk averse practice
  • The aims of adult safeguarding and the six safeguarding principles
  • 'Person-centred' and 'outcomes-focused' safeguarding practice
  • What is meant by abuse and who is at risk
  • Why a person might abuse another and when it is more likely to happen
  • The patterns of abuse
  • The different types of abuse and neglect and features of each
  • The importance of balancing safeguarding with empowerment
  • What you should do if you suspect abuse or neglect
  • How to respond to a disclosure
  • What to say to an adult at risk
  • What to do in an emergency
  • The importance of good record keeping
  • What Mental Capacity means and the principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • The implications of the Mental Capacity Act when supporting a vulnerable adult at risk
  • What is meant by 'Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards'

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