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Safeguarding adults: an introduction training course

Our CPD-accredited course is a comprehensive introduction to safeguarding adults. The training is essential for professionals working directly with adults within the care, health, voluntary and housing sectors and is designed to equip frontline staff with the necessary skills and knowledge to recognise concerns and respond to them appropriately.

Course content

Content includes:

  • identifying risk and vulnerability to abuse and neglect
  • duties and responsibilities for individuals and organisations
  • the key safeguarding principles of the Care Act
  • ways of working together and information sharing
  • explore the Mental Capacity Act and safeguarding
  • responding to concerns, allegations and disclosures.

Learning outcomes

Attendees will establish a good knowledge of their safeguarding duties and responsibilities. Participants will:

  • gain confidence in applying the six key principles of safeguarding
  • understand Care Act responsibilities and how these affect practice.

Who should attend?

Frontline staff, team leaders and managers working for care and support providers. Also personal assistants, volunteers, advocates, helpline staff, GPs, health visitors, nurses, pharmacists and housing officers.


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


The length of the training is one full day, however SCIE trainers can deliver it over two half-days to suit your organisation’s needs.

CPD accreditation

CPD Standards Office accredited course ref no 60036/18.

CPD Standards Office Accredited Course

Book on an in-house course

This is a sample training course outline. It is based on approximately 16 delegates (for online delivery) and 20 delegates (for face-to-face delivery at your premises). The course can be adapted to your organisation’s CPD requirements.