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Safeguarding Adults – Level 2

This CSTF-aligned course centres around preventing, identifying and responding to safeguarding adults’ concerns by applying the principles of the Mental Capacity Act.

It also provides knowledge about responsibilities to raise concerns, maintaining a professional awareness of how your own values and beliefs may affect your judgement, and keep detailed records of your concerns and actions.

Skills for Health's Safeguarding Adults Level 2 elearning course
Level: 2
Duration: 2 hours approx.
CPD: 2 credits
Assessment Method: Multiple-choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Recommended Refresher Period: 3 years
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Course Provider: Skills For Health
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All practitioners who have regular contact with patients, their families or carers, or the public.

This course consists of the following modules:

  • Aims and Principles
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Sharing Information
  • Identifying Abuse, Harm and Neglect
  • Advocacy
  • Legislation

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Recall the aims and principles of safeguarding
  • Understand what constitutes as, and be able to identify, harm, abuse and neglect.
  • Document safeguarding concerns in a way that informs the relevant staff, teams and agencies.
  • Identify how and when to refer someone to social care.
  • Understand and apply Making Safeguarding Personal.
  • Identify your professional role, responsibilities and professional boundaries in a multidisciplinary team and a multi-agency setting.
  • Ensure effective advocacy is provided where required.
  • Understand key statutory and non-statutory guidance and legislation, including the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
  • Recall the risk factors for radicalisation, and know who to contact regarding preventive action and to support people who may be at risk.

This course is aligned with Subject 8: Safeguarding Adults, Level 2 of the Core Skills Training Framework.

Subject 8: Safeguarding Adults, Level 2

The learner will:

  • understand what constitutes harm, abuse and neglect and be able to identify any signs of harm, abuse or neglect
  • be able to ensure effective advocacy is provided where required (for example where there are mental capacity or communication issues, in line with the legislation and professional guidance)
  • be able to identify your professional role, responsibilities, and professional boundaries and those of your colleagues in a multidisciplinary team and multi-agency setting
  • know how and when to refer to social care in accordance with organisational policies if you have identified an adult safeguarding concern
  • be able to document safeguarding concerns in a format that informs the relevant staff and agencies appropriately
  • know how to maintain appropriate records including being able differentiate between fact and opinion
  • be able to identify the appropriate and relevant information and how to share it with other teams
  • understand key statutory and non-statutory guidance and legislation including Human Rights Act and mental capacity legislation in country of practice
  • be aware of the risk factors for radicalisation and know who to contact regarding preventive action and supporting those persons who may be at risk of, or are being drawn into, terrorist related activity.


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