Level 3 Safeguarding Adults Training

Designated Safeguarding Lead For Adult Care Settings

Duration 3-4 hours

Last audited 30th August 2023

CPD Approved Skills for Care Approved
Level 3 Safeguarding Adults Training
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£65 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

If you are in a position of lead responsibility in an organisation that works or comes into contact, with adults at risk, then you have a responsibility to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills needed to safeguard these adults.

This Level 3 Safeguarding Adults course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how to safeguard adults at risk. You will learn how to recognise and respond to abuse and when and how to make safeguarding referrals - including how to work with other agencies and share information appropriately. You will also learn about safer recruitment and how to ensure that every adult receives person-centred care.

This course uses a variety of written text and interactive exercises to help you understand your safeguarding responsibilities. The course also includes a downloadable safeguarding adults policy and safer recruitment policy that you can adapt and use within your organisation.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed in partnership with an adult safeguarding professional and local authority board member

Accredited by CPD

Skills for Care endorsed training provider

Downloadable module recaps of key learning points

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain your safeguarding responsibilities in line with key legislation and guidance.
  • Identify ways to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect.
  • Recognise when an adult is in need of safeguarding support.
  • Uphold an adult's basic human right to consent and decision-making.
  • Determine how to incorporate adult safeguarding policies and procedures into their workplace.
  • Implement safer recruitment practices and respond appropriately to allegations made about staff members.
  • Respond to disclosures and conduct safeguarding enquiries, supporting affected individuals at all times.
  • Explain the role of statutory bodies in the safeguarding referral process.
  • Identify when information needs to be shared with relevant agencies and the potential next steps.

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Module 1: Leadership in Safeguarding

This module explains the role of the safeguarding lead and ways of preventing abuse, including the six principles of safeguarding, empowering adults and creating and implementing safeguarding policies.

Module 2: Safer Recruitment

This module covers the importance of safer recruitment practices, including staff responsibilities and creating safer recruitment policy statements. It also outlines the different kinds of regulated activity with adults and the appropriate level of DBS check required for those who carry out such duties.

Module 3: Identifying Abuse

This module defines abuse and outlines risk factors for abuse, as well as how to identify types of abuse and the potential consequences of it.

Module 4: Responding to Disclosures

This module covers how to respond to disclosures and make referrals appropriately, as well as potential next steps and outcomes. It outlines how to respond to allegations about staff, whistleblowing policies and conducting disciplinary procedures.

Module 5: Multi-Agency Working

This module explains multi-agency working and the principles of appropriate information sharing, including for those who lack mental capacity. It also looks at assisted decision making and the role of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Liberty Protection Safeguards.

Module 6: Supporting Adults

This module explains how to provide help and support for adults who have experienced abuse, both as adults or as children, as well as victims of crime. It also outlines further resources available for victims of abuse and those supporting them.

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.

This course is designed for anyone who is in a position of lead responsibility in settings where there are adults at risk. This includes, but is not limited to, Designated Safeguarding Leads or managers who have the chief responsibility for safeguarding in:

  • Care homes and residential settings
  • Nursing homes
  • Healthcare settings
  • Charities
  • Adult education settings
  • Religious/activity group settings

Written by experts

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Antonia Noble

Barrister and Safeguarding Specialist

Antonia Noble is a former criminal barrister with over 25 years of experience and a highly respected safeguarding specialist.

She has worked in a variety of roles with professionals and organisations including responsibilities for adult and child safeguarding as a cabinet member for Gloucestershire County Council. 

She has a vast range of safeguarding and child protection experience that includes roles and duties such as school governor, adult and child safeguarding responsibilities for Local Authorities and with the Criminal Cases Review Commission to review suspected miscarriages of justice.

Antonia has supported and worked with cabinet member issues, heads of children’s services, adult services, Vice Chancellors, police, and senior leaders in health. 

Fairness and justice are at the heart of every aspect of Antonia’s work and she continues to deliver training and support to safeguarding leaders, social workers and a variety of organisations.

Frequently asked questions

Which Safeguarding course is right for me?

Designated Safeguarding Lead Training is recommended for anyone wishing to understand the responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead, including those already in this position seeking further training and support, deputies and those assisting whoever holds the position, as well as those taking on a safeguarding lead for their organisation.

Level 3 Safeguarding Adults Training is recommended if you are looking to become a Designated Safeguarding Lead but you look after vulnerable adults in your care setting.

Advanced Safeguarding Children (Level 2 Safeguarding) Training is recommended if you require an advanced level of safeguarding knowledge but you are not a Designated Safeguarding Lead/Officer or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Introduction to Safeguarding Children (Level 1 Safeguarding) Training is recommended if you have no prior safeguarding knowledge or do not require an advanced course. It is suitable for workers of all levels, including managers, supervisors, full-time staff, part-time staff and volunteers.

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