Level 3 Safeguarding Adults Training

Designated Safeguarding Lead For Adult Care Settings

CPD Approved Skills for Care Approved
Level 3 Safeguarding Adults Training
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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.

This course was last audited on: 30th August 2023
  • Developed in partnership with an adult safeguarding professional and local authority board member 
  • Accredited by CPD 
  • Skills for Care endorsed training provider
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits 
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Downloadable module recaps of key learning points
  • Approximate duration: 3-4 hours 
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

Aims of the course

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.


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 2 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

1Leadership 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.

2Safer 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.

3Identifying 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.

4Responding 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.

5Multi-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.

6Supporting 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.

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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 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

If your job role involves working with adults at risk but you are not in a position of lead responsibility for safeguarding, then our Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding Adults course or Level 2 Advanced Safeguarding Adults Training course, may be more suited to your needs.

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