Introduction to Safeguarding Adults (Level 1)

Formerly known as Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (SOVA)

Duration 3 hours

Last audited 30th March 2023

CPD Approved Skills for Care Approved
Introduction to Safeguarding Adults (Level 1)
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This Introduction to Safeguarding Adults training course will teach you about your responsibilities for safeguarding adults with care and support needs. You will learn about the relevant safeguarding legislation and the importance of safeguarding training for everyone that works with adults at risk.

This course will also teach you about the safeguarding process and how to respond to, report and record any concerns, as well as what happens after a referral is made and the common barriers that can prevent those involved from speaking out. Finally, you will learn about what happens once the Local Authority's adult safeguarding team have received the referral, the various stages that follow and some of the potential outcomes of the enquiry process.

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Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed in collaboration with industry experts

Accredited by CPD

Skills for Care endorsed training provider

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand what safeguarding means and the responsibilities you have for safeguarding adults at risk.
  • Understand why safeguarding adults training is important for everyone within your organisation.
  • Have an awareness of which factors increase the likelihood of an adult being at risk from harm.
  • Know about the different categories of abuse, plus the potential warning signs associated with each type.
  • Understand how to respond appropriately to a disclosure from an adult in need and know what to do next.
  • Have an awareness of the safeguarding process and know what happens after a referral is made.

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Module 1: Introduction to Adult Safeguarding

What is safeguarding, key principles of safeguarding, who is considered an adult at risk and safeguarding legislation.

Module 2: Understanding the Types of Abuse

The ten types of abuse, who carries out abuse, further safeguarding concerns and external support.

Module 3: Responding to Concerns and Disclosures

Safeguarding concerns and disclosures, how to respond, recording concerns and disclosures, the reporting process, barriers to speaking out and whistleblowing.

Module 4: Understanding What Happens Next

What happens to the referral, receiving a response, next steps, potential outcomes and the closure process.

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 suitable for anyone whose job role involves working with adults at risk.

Examples of people who should take this training include:

  • NHS staff, such as GPs, nurses and healthcare assistants.
  • Carers, both in a residential home or domestic setting.
  • Private healthcare workers.
  • Those working in education establishments, such as adult learning.

This course is suitable for workers of all levels, and no pre-requisite knowledge is required. We also provide an Advanced Safeguarding Adults (Level 2) course if you are looking for higher-level training.

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.

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