Advanced Safeguarding Adults Training (Level 2)

Advanced Safeguarding Adults (Level 2)
£40 +VAT

This Advanced Safeguarding Adults training course provides learners with a deeper understanding of safeguarding procedures. This includes an overview of your specific responsibilities under the Care Act 2014, and the steps you can take to minimise the risk of abuse or neglect.

The course will help you to challenge traditional thinking so that you understand the different ways in which to respond appropriately to safeguarding concerns.

  • Developed by a qualified Safeguarding professional
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Skills for Health accredited and Skills for Care endorsed training provider
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who should take this course?

This Level 2 course is written at an advanced level and is aimed at people who care for or work with adults in need (vulnerable adults), and who have specific safeguarding responsibilities, such as managers and safeguarding leads. The course is suitable for workers in any industry that provides care or a service to adults in need.

If you are new to safeguarding training, or you are a worker without specific safeguarding responsibilities, then it’s recommended that you consider the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) course which is less advanced and aimed at workers of all levels.


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital

High Speed Training was the very first training provider to be awarded the prestigious Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital. Skills for Health is the UK’s Sector Skills Council for Health, responsible for informing national policy, maintaining the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and championing the entire UK healthcare workforce.

The Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital demonstrates exceptional, quality assured learning and development. Meaning that our training processes have met rigorous quality assurance assessment and nationally recognised expectations of the UK health sector.

Skills for Care Endorsed Training Provider

Learn more about our Skills for Care endorsed training provider.

We're proud to be officially endorsed by Skills for Care, the strategic body for workforce development in social care in England and a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Skills for Care endorsement is a trusted quality mark only awarded to the best learning and development providers within the social care sector.

Care England National Care Forum Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland Member

Our Commitment to Health and Social Care

High Speed Training has supported thousands of Health and Social Care workers in gaining accredited certificates to help them deliver safe and effective care. We best serve care providers by committing to being at the forefront of sector issues, policy and legislation, ensuring our training is up-to-date, comprehensive and meaningful.

As part of our commitment to Health and Social Care, we have worked hard to build partnerships with authorities and leading bodies, including Care England, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), and the National Care Forum (NCF).

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Course content

1Safeguarding Adults Legislation

The definition of an adult with safeguarding needs, the Care Act 2014, the Equality Act 2010, the Human Rights Act 1998, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and further legislation.

2Understanding the Types of Abuse

Physical abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, financial/material abuse, modern slavery, discriminatory abuse, neglect and acts of omission, self-neglect, who carries out abuse and minimising the risk of abuse.

3Capacity to Make Decisions

Consent, principles of the Mental Capacity Act, assumption of capacity, support to make decisions, unwise decisions, best interests, least restrictive option and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

4Responding to Disclosures and Safer Recruitment

Responding to disclosures, taking notices, post-disclosure practice and record keeping, reporting your concerns, statutory body responsibilities, allegations about members of staff, safer recruitment, obtaining a DBS check, complaints and whistleblowing, staff responsibilities and policies and procedures.

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Aims of the course

By the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of:

  • How to identify a vulnerable adult in need of safeguarding support.
  • How legislation, including the Care Act, affects your safeguarding responsibilities.
  • What abuse and neglect are, and how to identify these.
  • The steps you can take to minimise the risk of abuse and neglect.
  • An adult's basic human rights to consent and decision-making, plus what the Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards say about 'unwise decisions' and 'best interests'.
  • How to deal with a disclosure, support staff, and take notes in order to keep an accurate record of a disclosure.
  • The roles of statutory bodies and when they need to be alerted, plus how they will act following a referral.
  • Safer recruitment responsibilities, including how to deal with an allegation against a staff member, whistleblowing policies and staff training.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.