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Safeguarding Adults – Level 1

This CSTF-aligned Safeguarding Adults eLearning course provides staff in all roles within healthcare with an introduction to the key concepts and principles of safeguarding adults. The course uses a number of real-world scenarios across a range of healthcare settings and roles to stimulate discussion and reflection on how individual staff should consider safeguarding in their role.

Safeguarding adults legislation is updated regularly and this course will be kept up to date in this regard.

This course may include information that you have not previously been taught.

Skills for Health's Safeguarding Adults Level 1 elearning course
Level: 1
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins approx.
CPD: 1 credit
Assessment Method: Multiple-choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Recommended Refresher Period: 3 years
Frameworks & Standards:
Course Provider: Skills For Health
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This course has been designed for all health and social care staff.

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • Introduction to Safeguarding Adults
  • Identifying Harm, Abuse and Neglect
  • Taking Actions
  • Legislation, Policy and Procedures

Learners will:

  • Define the term ‘safeguarding adults’
  • Identify and describe the different types of abuse that may affect adults who need care and support, understand the circumstances which may cause adults to be at risk of abuse
  • Explain how you can work towards preventing abuse by promoting dignity and well-being through your own practice
  • Describe how you can work in a person-centred and empowering way with adults
  • Explain how to raise concerns where abuse of an adult is suspected within, or outside, your organisation, and the roles that different organisations play
  • Discuss the key legislation and the role of policies and procedures relating to safeguarding adults in your own organisation
  • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the different agencies involved in investigating allegations of abuse

This course is aligned with Subject 8: Safeguarding Adults, Level 1 of the Core Skills Training Framework and Care Certificate Standard 10, Safeguarding Adults.

Subject 8: Safeguarding Adults, Level 1

The learner will:

  • be able to recognise potential indicators of abuse, harm and neglect
  • know what action to take if they have concerns, including to whom you should report your concerns and from whom to seek advice
  • have a basic knowledge of the relevant legislation.

Standard 10: Safeguarding Adults

  • 10.1 Understand the principles of Safeguarding adults
  • 10.2 Reduce the likelihood of abuse
  • 10.3 Respond to suspected or disclosed abuse
  • 10.4 Protect people from harm and abuse – locally and nationally.


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Yes – We automatically generate a personalised certificate when you pass the course, this is available to download as a pdf from your eLearning account.

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