Safeguarding adults training webinar series

SCIE has developed a series of webinar recordings for people working in health and social care to support good practice in safeguarding.

Staff, in a range of settings, need to understand what safeguarding is about and how to respond if they have a concern. These webinars will help you develop this understanding.

Safeguarding means: Protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect, and making sure that the adult’s wellbeing is promoted.

This course is similar, but separate, to SCIE's safeguarding adults e-learning course.

Course content

  • Module 1: What is safeguarding? Find out about the key factors that define safeguarding adults, including the six principles, who it applies to and defining the types of abuse.
  • Module 2: Making safeguarding personal Learn about the importance of wellbeing and the Care Act legislation and principles that underpin balancing a person’s safety alongside respecting an individual’s choice, rights and freedoms.
  • Module 3: Information sharing for safeguarding Focusing on the key aspects of information sharing including the importance of consent, partnership working, effective reporting and the key legislation relevant to adult safeguarding.
  • Module 4: Safeguarding and human rights Learn about the importance of human rights as a basis for good safeguarding practice, how this links to the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act and advocacy to provide a balance between protection and empowerment.
  • Module 5: Section 42 enquiries for providers Understand when and how an enquiry takes place, the role of care providers in supporting this process and who should be involved.
  • Module 6: Self-neglect and safeguarding Develop an understanding of self-neglect and how best to respond. Learn how to use the Mental Capacity Act and Care Act to put the individual at the heart of your decision making.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand your professional responsibilities for safeguarding, and how to respond to safeguarding concerns
  • Learn about the Human Rights basis for safeguarding, and how to keep responses person-centred
  • Understand the importance of sharing information, and how to do it appropriately and within legal parameters, as part of good safeguarding practice
  • Understand the key principles of safeguarding, information sharing and other legislation such as the Care Act and Mental Capacity Act
  • Gain confidence in your safeguarding practice and how to find the right balance between safety and choice and control for individuals

About the course

Each recorded module explores specific aspects of the safeguarding process; all six combined offer a complete overview of safeguarding adults. These sessions were originally recorded live with delegates, during Summer 2020.

  • Works on desktop
  • Works on tablet
  • Works on mobile

Maximising the benefits of remote learning, each webinar recording provides a full presentation from a SCIE safeguarding expert. Includes the opportunity to listen to each Q&A section which took place during the live versions with delegates from across the sector.


Standard price per learner: £29.00 + VAT
10% off orders of 10 - 24 licences
20% off orders of 25 - 49 licences
30% off orders of 50 - 74 licences
40% off orders of 75 - 99 licences
50% off orders of 100+ licences

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Frequently asked questions

  • Who is this course for? Open

    This series is designed for anyone working in or recently joining the health, social care or voluntary workforce.

    It is not designed for experienced safeguarding leads or local authority staff with additional safeguarding responsibilities.

  • How long does it take to study the course?Open

    Each webinar is roughly an hour long, so the total study time should be around six hours.

  • SCORM compliant (on your LMS) versionOpen

    If you are interested in hosting this e-learning course on your Learning Management System (LMS) or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) we are able to help.

    We can provide:

    • Course content: A SCORM 1.2 or 2004 compliant version of the course.
    • Course updates: We will supply you with course updates for an agreed period of time.
    • Custom changes: We can help by making custom changes to the course to meet your specific learning and development needs.

    Contact us to find out more about bringing our course to your learners on your platform.

  • Version historyOpen

    v1.0 (January 2021): Original release of course.

  • Terms and conditions Open

    • The price stated is exclusive of VAT. Customers will be charged VAT at the UK's standard rate in addition to the price stated.
    • On receipt of payment, we'll issue you, the customer, with course invite(s).
    • You, the customer, will be able to issue course invites to your learners. Each learner must have a unquie and working email address, and must sign-up (or log into their existing) MySCIE account to accept the invite. MySCIE accounts are free.
    • Course invites must be issued to, and accepted by, learners, within 90 days of purchase, otherwise the invite will expire.
    • Learners are required to agree that their course progress is shared with you, the customer, before they can access the course.
    • From accepting the invite, the learner will have 90 days access to the course.
    • Please check the recommended devices / web browsers for this course, before purchase.
    • Please check who this course is for, before purchase.
    • An internet connection is required, with the ability to stream video content from Vimeo.
    • All material in these resources, including text, graphics, photographs, video and audio is copyright of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), unless otherwise stated.
    • Although SCIE’s courses have been used over many years with almost no reported problems, SCIE cannot provide technical support for their implementation or to investigate or fix any reported technical problems, nor does it warrant that they are fully compliant with all or any technical platform. Please review the recommended devices / web browsers advice.
  • Recommended devices / web browsers Open

    SCIE recommends using the latest versions of device operating software and browsers to access our e-learning courses.

    The minimum technical requirements are (depending on your setup):

    • Chrome: Latest version
    • Firefox: Latest version
    • Microsoft Edge: Latest version
    • Safari: Latest version
    • iOS: 10
    • Android: Marshmallow (6.0)

    This course has been tested on a selection of Apple and Android mobile and tablet devices, running the latest web browsers.

    SCIE cannot take responsibility if the course or certificate does not work on your particular device or software.

    Please note: Usage of Microsoft Internet Explorer, including IE 11, is not recommended.

  • Free version of this course Open

    The sessions were originally paid-for by the Department of Health and Social Care, and provided at no cost to the live delegates. Viewing of the recordings subsequently was also provided with no cost, until December 2020.