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On average this
course contributes
2 hours
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Workers in the health and social care sectors should complete the Safeguarding Adults - Social Care course. Please click here for our accredited Safeguarding Adults course.

This e-learning course looks at the issues relating to safeguarding adults including notable drivers that have helped shape the UK's approach towards safeguarding adults. It is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with vulnerable adults during the course of their work.

This course includes scenarios to help you to think about what you would do in a given situation.

On completion of this module learners will be able to:

  • Apply the external policies and procedures that relate to safeguarding adults
  • Explain who is covered by the term vulnerable adult
  • Identify signs and indicators of abuse
  • Know who to go to if you have concerns
  • Create a safe environment

Please note this module was reviewed and updated May 2010.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Relevant Regulations
  • Definitions and Useful Terms
  • Roles & Responsibilities

Target Audience

This module is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with vulnerable adults.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

Mix of reading material and graphics
02/11/2015 HD
Easy to navigate and complete
16/10/2015 TG
The system and course layout was very user friendly. Very easy to follow and understand.
07/10/2015 AM
A very good accessible course that raises awareness of safeguarding principles
KC 06/08/2015
I like that this can be done at my own pace. Sometimes courses are prolonged and facts are forgotten or missed. This was to the point, and did what it needed to
SE 16/07/2015
Found this course to be really informative. I like the fact that I can work at my own speed and fit it in around work and home life
PS 19/06/2015
Reading the text may help individuals with dyslexia or could then make this training suitable for certain service users so that they have the similar knowledge to the staff supporting them
JN 22/04/2015
It allowed you to go at your own pace to ensure you had time to take in the information
CH 16/04/2015
Good to have the speech aspect. Good use of pictures and examples to help you think about your own prejudices and how things can be perceived
AG 21/03/2015
Excellent informative and relevant. Thought provoking and instructive. It will definitely 'sharpen up' my practice which I had erroneously perceived as one which did not bring me into contact with vulnerable adults. I liked the way the modules flowed at a pace which made the learning accessible and the way it was possible to pause, reflect and digest new material. I did this module over a couple of days and that definitely enhanced the learning experience. It was essential to have the mcqs to focus how effective the learning had been and the graphics and case histories were very clearly presented
JS 02/03/2015
I found it very useful. It helped to refresh my knowledge of what i have already learnt on previous courses
CS 22/01/2015

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact , or telephone Sales on 01943 885086.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 2 hours.

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