Safeguarding Adults Level 1 2 & 3

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Course Certificate
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Safeguarding Adults Level 1, 2 and 3


This training module will teach you to understand how some adults may be vulnerable to abuse and your responsibilities in safeguarding them against such abuse. You will learn about why certain individuals can be vulnerable to abuse and the different types of abuse they may experience or be at risk of.

Aims and Intended Outcomes

  • Know the vulnerability factors which make an individual more at risk of adult abuse.
  • Understand how to identify signs of abuse using a person-centred approach.
  • How to be aware of the different types of abuse that a vulnerable adult may be experiencing.
  • Understand the principals of legislation such as the Crime and Policing Act (2014), Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, The Care Act 2014, MCA and Dols legislation and latest updates.
  • Understand your responsibilities in sharing information, best practice and statutory responsibilities in documentation, record keeping and defensible decision making in relation to safeguarding and how this relates to data protection.
  • Understand what to do if you suspect a colleague of abuse.
  • Knowledge of how multiagency work in support of adults at risk of harm and the networks, meetings and risk reviews which are undertaken at local level.
  • Be able to undertake, where appropriate, a risk and/or harm assessment
  • If appropriate to your role, know how to formulate effective safeguarding plans for those who have been subjected to or are suspected as being subjected to abuse or neglect.
  • know how to undertake documented reviews of your own (and/or team) adult safeguarding, as appropriate to role. This can be undertaken in various ways, such as through audit, case discussion, peer review, and supervision and as a component of refresher training.
  • know how to deliver and receive supervision within effective models of supervision and/or peer review, and be able to recognise the potential personal impact of adult safeguarding on professional.
  • Understand how to differentiate from facts and opinion and be able to make defensible decisions.
  • Know how to share information between teams in writing, by telephone, electronically or in person and within information governance and local level policies and guidelines.
  • Work within multiagency team where appropriate, to support a person at risk of harm and identify what action to take and when to refer to other relevant professionals, such as Social Services.
  • Understand about Safeguarding Lead appointments within organisations which may be identified to coordinate processes and referrals between agencies.
  • Use the MCA principles to identify if an individual has the capacity to make and plan decisions.
  • Be able to carry out a capacity assessment and best interest decisions as defined within MCA and know the support process for best interest decision making for those who lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves
  • Be able to Utilise DoLS and define the difference between lawful; and unlawful deprivations
  • Understand how to utilise the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and know how the Office of Public Guardianship supports patients, LPAs and professionals
  • Know how to make a referral to Prevent and understand how the Chanel Panel Lead works. Where appropriate understand how to support the person identified to be at risk of radicalisation.
  • know how to participate in and chair multidisciplinary meetings and enquires as required
  • know how to obtain support and help in situations where there are safeguarding problems requiring further expertise and experience.
  • know how to apply the lessons learnt from audit and serious case reviews/case management reviews/significant case reviews to improve practice
Module 1Safeguarding Adults Level 1, 2 & 3
Unit 1Aims and Intended Outcomes
Unit 2Safeguarding Adults Level 1 2 & 3
Unit 3Types of Abuse & who’s at risk
Unit 4Radicalisation
Unit 5Why do abusers abuse?
Unit 6Legislation
Unit 7Working in a “person centred” way to identify abuse
Unit 8The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005
Unit 9Information Sharing
Unit 10Adult Safeguarding Plans
Unit 11Chairing Safeguarding Adults meetings. 
Final Test