Safeguarding Adults online course

Safeguarding Adults

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This Safeguarding Adults course meets the regulations of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (SVGA) 2006 in the United Kingdom.

Approved by CPD

The safeguarding Adults course is for anyone who works with, helps or supports at-risk adults. It covers the signs of abuse. It explains what to do if you suspect something is happening to a vulnerable adult. The course covers legislation and good practice guidelines. It’s all about sensitive handling and timely intervention. Improve your safeguarding skills and promote the welfare of adults in your care.

The Safeguarding Adults course guides individuals who have a duty of care or come into contact with vulnerable adults, either as a paid professional or a volunteer. The course emphasises fundamental human rights like being healthy, happy, and treated well. The course also provides the importance of guidelines, policies, and procedures. It must be followed to ensure these rights are maintained and upheld.

Participants will understand the types of abuse vulnerable adults may face. It includes physical, emotional, and financial abuse and recognises the signs. The course covers critical safeguarding legislation to protect unguarded adults and minimise the risk of abuse.

During this course, you will gain valuable insights into the risks faced by adults needing care and support, the various types of abuse they suffer, and the crucial safeguarding legislation put in place to mitigate such abuse. By the end of this course, you will possess a deeper understanding of safeguarding principles and be equipped to apply them effectively in your role.

This course will help you to define critical safeguarding terminology. You will identify the primary laws and their significance in reducing abuse. It includes recognising and responding to the ten types of abuse vulnerable adults may endure and reporting concerns of abuse or neglect. You will also discover your role, responsibilities, and boundaries. Understand how to support and empower individuals to make informed decisions and provide informed consent. Finally, you can manage the environment to minimise the risk of abuse and promote safety for unprotected adults.



This Safeguarding Adults online course is approved by:


 CPD certification service :

The CPD certification service helps organisations to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach in learning. This conforms the course content is alilgned to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.



  • Describe overall safeguarding best practices.

  • Understand the Rights of Vulnerable Adults

  • Recognise abuse and potential signs of abuse. 

  • Identify actions if you suspect abuse which follows from reflections on safeguarding best practices.

  • Explain the critical legislation surrounding safeguarding and its legal responsibilities.

Safeguarding Adults covers the competencies required to assess and evaluate adult service users’ needs with safeguarding concerns. This course is suitable for the following professions:


  • Frontline staff, team leaders, and managers working for care and support providers

  • Personal assistants, volunteers, advocates, helpline staff, GPs, health visitors, nurses, pharmacists, and housing officers

  • Registered healthcare professionals in England who are involved in assessing, planning, intervening, and evaluating the needs of adults with safeguarding concerns

  • Anyone interested in safeguarding as part of personal development and educational improvement

  • Health Care workers, including Doctors, Ambulance services, clinical and non-clinical workers

  • Social Care Workers, including Councils, Carers, and Care assistants

  • Youth workers, including activity leaders, passenger transport services, and volunteers

  • Coaches, activators, sports administrators, front-of-house staff and volunteers


The online safeguarding training course is helpful as a part of induction training for new staff and can also be used as refresher training or ongoing CPD for existing staff.


Module 1 Introduction and Definitions 

This module the basics of safeguarding, including the definitions of abuse and neglect. It provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of professionals involved in safeguarding.

Module 2 Types of Abuse and the Rights of Vulnerable Adults

This module will examine the different forms of abuse an adult may be exposed to due to vulnerability and why some adults may be more vulnerable than others. It includes the rights of vulnerable adults.

Module 3 Recognising the Signs of Abuse 

This module focuses on recognising the signs of abuse. It covers physical, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse.  It explains critical topics such as the impact of abuse, signs and symptoms, and the importance of confidentiality and reporting.

Module 4 What to Do if you Suspect Abuse 

This module will explore what employees must do when abuse is alleged or suspected. It will also look at the different types of disclosure and how to respond to these.

Module 5  Safeguarding Legislation

This module will look at the legislation in place to ensure that everyone considered vulnerable is treated similarly, legally and ethically.



At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 70%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

Retake information :

You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

Course Duration:

80 minutes (Note: This 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 on the questions).

After successful completion ofthe course the learner will achieve a Certification of Completion from Course Central and Achievement Certificate.
Your can order printed course certificate to be delivered by post.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.


This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:

    Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers

    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Try before you buy

You can always check the first module of our course for free

Course FAQ

An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo  confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course  and  a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.

Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English  as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.

A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.


Your course will be assigned to you within 24 hours upon successful completion of your purchase.

CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.

Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.

You can always buy this course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.

This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.

How this course works?

Step 1: Purchase and payment
Choose all necessary courses and follow our checkout process to pay using your Debit or Credit card.

Step 2: Course Access

Upon successful payment, please look for an email from [email protected] for your course access detail. For single-course purchases, you'll have unique access details. When you purchase more courses, they will be added to your account.
If you purchase multiple courses for your team, all the access details will be emailed to the team members.

Step 3: Certificate

Once you complete your course, you'll receive a PDF certificate instantly. However, you can order the printed certificate, and we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address. This might take 5-7 working days, although we will try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

Step 4: Support

Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.

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