Advanced Safeguarding Adults Training (Level 2)

CPD Approved Skills for Care Approved
Advanced Safeguarding Adults (Level 2)
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This course will develop your knowledge of safeguarding adults, including the principles of capacity and consent, different types of abuse and neglect and how to respond to a disclosure. You will learn the six principles of safeguarding and ways to minimise the risk of abuse, as well as the importance of record keeping and whistleblowing.

The course outlines the principles of safer recruitment, together with the different types of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and how to obtain them. By the end of this training, you will also be aware of the relevant legislation and responsibilities of statutory bodies.

In this course we discuss Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).  DoLS was set to change to Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) in 2022 to deliver improved outcomes for people. However, LPS has been delayed beyond this parliament, so currently, there is no date for implementation and DoLS remains in place.
This course was last audited on: 5th Jun 2023
  • Developed by safeguarding professionals
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Skills for Care endorsed training provider
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2-3 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you will know:

  • How to identify an adult in need of safeguarding support.
  • Your legal responsibilities for safeguarding adults under relevant legislation.
  • The principles of capacity and consent, including how to support decision making and best interests.
  • What the different types of abuse and neglect are, and how to identify them.
  • The steps to take to minimise an adult’s risk of abuse or neglect.
  • How to deal with a safeguarding disclosure and keep accurate records.
  • The roles of statutory bodies and how they will act following a referral.
  • Safer recruitment responsibilities, including how to obtain a DBS check.


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 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.

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 the National Care Forum (NCF) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE).

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Course content

1Introduction to Safeguarding Adults

Defining 'an adult with safeguarding needs', the importance of safeguarding, case study, safeguarding adults legislation and the six principles of safeguarding.

2Understanding Capacity and Consent

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

3Understanding the Types of Abuse

What is abuse, who carries out abuse, types of abuse, exploitation and minimising the risk of abuse.

4Responding to Concerns and Disclosures

What is a disclosure, responding to disclosures, post-disclosure practice and record keeping, reporting your concerns, allegations about staff members, responsibilities of statutory bodies, complaints and whistleblowing and what happens next.

5Principles of Safer Recruitment

What is safer recruitment, what is regulated activity, different types of DBS checks and obtaining a DBS check.

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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.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for workers in any industry that interact with adults with safeguarding needs. Example job roles include those working in hospitals, GP surgeries, nursing homes, care homes, domiciliary care, religious organisations or community groups.

This course is written at an advanced level, meaning that you should already have some understanding of safeguarding. It is aimed at those who have specific responsibilities for safeguarding adults, such as managers.

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.

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