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Safeguarding Adults Level 1

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This Safeguarding Adults Level 1 course explains what safeguarding means in the context of vulnerable adults, the different types of abuse, risk factors, key legislation, how to respond to a disclosure, how to make a referral and what happens after a referral is made.

Course Duration: Approx 45 mins

This online certified online course teaches the skills and knowledge required to protect vulnerable adults and keep them safe from harm, abuse or neglect, bad treatment or exploitation.

A vulnerable adult is someone aged 18 and over, who may need community care services for reasons like mental health issues, disability, age or illness. They may not be able to look after or protect themselves from physical, mental or financial abuse.

Everyone has the right to live safely and abuse or neglect can occur anywhere, therefore it is important for anyone with safeguarding responsibilities to have the skills and knowledge to recognise the signs of abuse and that they respond swiftly and effectively using the correct methods of referral.

The course is spilt into three modules where learners will gain invaluable knowledge of what safeguarding means, who is considered vulnerable, the main types of abuse and signs of abuse, the legislation relevant to safeguarding adults in the UK, how to respond to referrals, how to make a referral and more. 

If you are working with children, you may also be interested in our Safeguarding Children Level 1 Training.


Course Content

Module 1 - Definition and contextThe definition of ‘safeguarding,’ Who is classed as a vulnerable adult, Where does abuse happen, Different types of abuse, Risk factors
Module 2 - The Law The Care Act 2014, 6 principles for safeguarding adults, Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, Health & Social Care Act 2012, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Human Rights Act 1998, Equality Act 2010
Module 3 - How to respond and who is responsibleResponding to disclosures, What to do if you suspect abuse, Making a referral, What happens after a referral, Video link, Final quiz

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Who should take this Safeguarding Adults Level 1 Course?

This certified online training course is an awareness course for anyone looking to gain the knowledge about how to keep vulnerable adults safe from harm.

It is suitable for all workers at any levels including managers, supervisors, general staff and volunteers. No previous knowledge is required.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe what safeguarding means in the context of vulnerable adults.
  • List the main types of abuse.
  • List the laws which cover safeguarding vulnerable adults in the UK.
  • Explain what to do if they are in receipt of a disclosure.
  • Explain how to make a referral.
  • Apply this learning in their own role.

Our online courses

All of our online courses are made of comprehensive learning materials, in-depth content with high quality videos and images to provide you with an engaging, interactive learning experience. 

They can be taken on any device that can access the internet, and all of our courses have a full audio voiceover and are fully online with no time limits.


All our courses are certified by the CPD Certification Service, as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. This allows us to be consistent in providing recognised courses of the highest quality.

All of our courses include a quality assured certificate, downloadable and ready to print at your convenience, on completion of the final assessment. We also provide a link that can be forwarded to employers to verify your certification, and provide evidence for compliance and audit.

Certificates do not have an expiry date, however, based on the industry best practice guidelines, the recommended period for renewal of this training is 1 year.


During this online course you may encounter a few brief in-course questions that are designed solely to maximise user engagement and reinforce your learning throughout. These in-course features aren’t marked and, therefore, won’t affect your final assessment score.

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked to answer a selection of multiple choice questions with a pass rate of 100% for the final assessment. Don’t worry if you don’t pass! You will have unlimited attempts to retake the assessment and achieve a 100% pass rate, at no extra cost. Answers are marked automatically, so you will instantly know if you have passed, or whether you have to re-take the test before you can access your certificate. 

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