Introduction to Adult Safeguarding

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This course outlines the legal and practice responsibilities you must follow when working with adults who require safeguarding because of neglect and or abuse.


  1. To introduce what adult safeguarding involves.
  2.  To understand what to  consider when assessing risk and when to make a safeguarding referral.
  3. To link adult safeguarding to our work delivering support for adults impacted by sexual harm.

This course will outline the key principles set out in the practice guidance. Discuss how to apply these principles in practice and move on to look at the  different types of adult abuse.

The Course will then focus on aspects of adult abuse which may be more likely to arise in our field of work.

Finally the course will look at what action it is necessary to take as practitioners should a safeguarding concern arise.