Safeguarding Adults - Level 2

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

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This course centres around preventing, identifying and responding to safeguarding adults’ concerns by applying the principles of the Mental Capacity Act. It also provides knowledge about responsibilities to raise concerns, maintaining a professional awareness of how your own values and beliefs may affect your judgement, and keep detailed records of your concerns and actions.

Course Content
  • Aims and Principles
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Sharing Information
  • Identifying Abuse, Harm and Neglect
  • Advocacy
  • Legislation

Learning objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recall the aims and principles of safeguarding adults.
  • Understand what constitutes as, and be able to identify, harm, abuse and neglect.
  • Document safeguarding concerns in a way that informs the relevant staff, teams and agencies.
  • Identify how and when to refer someone to social care.
  • Understand and apply Making Safeguarding Personal.
  • Identify your professional role, responsibilities and professional boundaries in a multidisciplinary team and a multi-agency setting.
  • Ensure effective advocacy is provided where required.
  • Understand key statutory and non-statutory guidance and legislation, including the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
  • Recall the risk factors for radicalisation, and know who to contact regarding preventive action and to support people who may be at risk

Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD.


Developed originally in partnership with experts from North Bristol NHS Trust and the University of Manchester, with further CSTF updates from leading NHS Adult Safeguarding specialists. This course meets the outcomes for level 2 of the Core Skills Training Framework.


2 hours approx.


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Other Safeguarding Courses

If you have some degree of contact with vulnerable adults and/ or carers, you may also be required to complete Safeguarding Adults at Levels 3. Skills for Health also offer Safeguarding Children courses as well as a combined Safeguarding Adults & Children bundle.

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