Safeguarding Adults

To provide underpinning knowledge and ability to both recognise and appropriately respond to adult abuse when it occurs or is suspected and to raise awareness of the requirements for safeguarding adults.

To promote the safety and well-being of all residents in care settings and the wider community.


By the end of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Describe the different types of abuse and their indicators
  • Recognise why some people are more at risk of harm
  • Discuss who abuses and reasons why they might do this
  • Identify the 6 key principles for safeguarding adults as outlined in the Care Act 2014
  • Explain what is meant by the term ‘duty of care’
  • Discuss how to respond when abuse is disclosed, suspected or witnessed
  • List the organisations that can be involved in safeguarding
  • Explain what happens when a concern is raised
  • Identify the difference between poor practice and possible abuse



Learners will be assessed by –

  • Ability to answer questions during course
  • Discussion following feedback from activities


Course content

  • Terms
  • Who is at risk?
  • Media report examples
  • Statistics 2016-2017
  • Key issues
  • Categorising abuse
    • Physical
    • Sexual
    • Psychological
    • Financial
    • Neglect and acts of omission
    • Discriminatory
    • Organisational (formerly Institutional)
    • Self Neglect
  • Other types of abuse
  • Indicators of abuse
  • Patterns of abuse
  • Who abuses?
  • Why people might abuse
  • The Care Act 2014
  • Local Authority duties
  • Duty of Care
  • The 6 Key Safeguarding Principles
  • Teaching self-protection
  • Responding to abuse
  • Taking action
  • Mental Capacity
  • Raising a concern
  • How concerns are managed
  • What to expect
  • Witnessed unsafe practice
  • Adult reviews
  • Working together
  • Lessons learnt

Appendix – Safeguarding failures


Medex Group Limited
Botanical Gardens Business Centre,
3 Southbourne Road,
S10 2QN

t: 0114 266 5264
e: info@medexgroup.co.uk



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