Online certificate


Flexible start date




  • Care


  • Online

Why take this course?

Relevant for both individuals wanting to upskill or employers wanting a training course for their staff and volunteers, having knowledge of safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults is vital for any business, especially those in health and social care or childcare.

Our online Safeguarding Adults and Children course covers key subjects such as how to recognise abuse and neglect, good practices for responding to allegations of abuse, safeguarding policies and procedures, and how to reduce the likelihood of abuse and risks of harm.

What you will experience

Course content:

Section 1: Understanding the principles of safeguarding adults – Cover the main types of abuse and harm an individual may be at risk of experiencing, as well as the importance of being treated with dignity and respect when coming forward about a case of abuse.

Section 2: Reducing the likelihood of abuse – Learn the expected levels of dignity and rights within a care environment and examine the importance of individualised care, the various safeguarding policies in place and managing potential risks.

Section 3: Responding to suspected or disclosed abuse- Look at what course of action to take if abuse of an adult is suspected, as well as local whistleblowing policy procedures.

Section 4: Protecting people from harm and abuse – locally and nationally Discover the possible barriers to alerting or referring relevant agencies to an alleged case of abuse, as well as legislation in place currently which relates to the sharing of information.

Section 5: Safeguarding children – Explore what procedures to follow if a child or young person is suspected of experiencing abuse