Safeguarding practice training

How to safeguard children and adults with care and support needs from abuse or neglect. Understand good safeguarding practice, your duties or responsibilities.

SCIE can provide a range of safeguarding courses, such as those outlined below to help improve safeguarding practice. Click on the title to view a sample of the course programme, where available. Courses can be adapted to suit your needs. See also our courses on safeguarding audits and reviews.

Safeguarding adults: for managers and newly appointed safeguarding leads

A one-day course on safeguarding adults to help managers of care and health services to understanding their safeguarding duties and responsibilities.

Safeguarding adults: an introduction

This introductory level course is aimed at staff who work with adults with care and support needs, and who need to know the basics of safeguarding, legal responsibilities and good practice.

Safeguarding children and adults – an introduction

This one-day course provides an essential introduction to safeguarding children and adults and offers useful practice examples and other information and resources to help you understand good safeguarding practice.

Safeguarding adults and the Care Act

The new safeguarding responsibilities for local authorities and their partners under the Care Act 2014, the principles of ‘making safeguarding personal’, and the implications of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Safeguarding adults for local authority staff

Safeguarding principles, legal framework and duties for local authority staff, including taking a person-centred approach to safeguarding practice.


How to identify and respond to self-nelgect, including relationship to mental capacity, choice and adult safeguarding.

Safeguarding children

Designed for health, housing, charity and social care staff who have safeguarding responsibilities. Looking at how safeguarding principles affect practice, with a focus on multi-agency working.

Safeguarding and housing

How housing associations, contractors and local authority housing staff can help to identify people with care and support needs, share information and work in partnership to coordinate responses.

Female Genital Mutilation

Designed for professionals working with children, young people and adults. The focus is in improving practitioner’s understanding of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and the importance of multi-agency working and engagement with communities.