Safeguarding Adults at Risk

Building confidence to protect vulnerable adults

Safeguarding work enables adults to retain independence, wellbeing, and the choice to live a life free from abuse and neglect. It is about preventing abuse and neglect as well as promoting good practice for responding to concerns on a multi-agency basis. This version is a major upgrade from our previous Safeguarding Adults at Risk course.


  • corporate
  • health
  • higher-education
  • further-education
  • financial-legal-services
  • legal-2
  • charity

Available as

  • Off the shelf
  • Fully Bespoke

Course overview

A key element to safeguarding is to make recruitment as safe as possible. But even if properly applied, no safe recruitment policies can provide 100% protection for vulnerable people. This e-learning course provides learners with an awareness of legislation and Government policy supporting the protection of vulnerable adults and aims to provide learners with the knowledge to:

  • Understand what is meant by the term ‘vulnerable adults’
  • Understand what is meant by abuse
  • Understand their rights under the Public Disclosure Act (1998) (Whistle blowing)

And it will provide the underpinning knowledge to enable learners to:-

  • Contribute to and take necessary action to safeguard vulnerable adults
  • Identify indicators of abuse
  • Be able to report concerns
  • Be able to deal with disclosures of abuse and immediate incidents
  • Know how to access support
  • Ensure that appropriate documentation is maintained.
  • Write a report of an incident.

With topics on up-to-date legislation, recognising abuse, disclosure and whistleblowing, this course provides a basic understanding of Safeguarding Adults at Risk, and will equip learners with the skills and knowledge they need to improve safeguarding outcomes for the people they support or work with.

Our online safeguarding course incorporates a range of methods including quizzes, web links and a final assessment quiz to develop learners’ understanding and confidence in dealing with this difficult issue.

Course duration: this course will take about 30 minutes to complete. Learners have the option to bookmark progress and complete the course in chunks.

CPD-Certified-logoAlways up-to-date

If you buy our Safeguarding e-learning courses you’ll get any updates we make, and always stay up-to-date with current legislation.

Continuous Professional Development

This course is CPD Certified and counts as 30 minutes towards learners annual CPD total.

Learning by design

All our Safeguarding training courses are highly interactive with rich graphics and audio-visual content, blending a variety of question-types to encourage learners to apply concepts to their daily work routine.

An (optional) end-of-course test assesses learners on the level of knowledge they’ve retained. Pass rates can be set as required.

Easy to implement & customise

This online learning course comes with Marshall LMS (Learning Management System), which allows you to manage your e-learning and track completed training.

Our in-house developers can quickly & effectively adapt this course to your sector and organisation. You could also add your own graphics, photos & video and amend content to include your policies, procedures, and key areas.

Learn more

If you would like to find out more about our Safeguarding Adults at Risk e-learning course please contact us and we’ll be in touch very soon.

At Marshalls were totally focused on creating content thats exactly right for your learners. Thats why weve built our business around customising our existing courses to match the needs of specific organisations. And if something completely originals required, well make a bespoke course for you from scratch.

When we do this, our approach is guided by a few key principles.

Organisational Need
Why do you need to provide learning for your users – specifically? Is there a compliance need, a requirement to raise performance – or generate positive outcomes for external stakeholders? We prioritise making this clear as the first step in all of our projects.

Learner Centric
Who are your learners? What are their preferred learning styles? What do they know already? How confident are they with using technology? Well put these questions to you, and base our approach around the picture we build up.

Learning Outcomes
We use these to decide what every screen in every course we make is intended to achieve. What is it – exactly – that learners need to explain, describe, distinguish or list? Defining these up-front keeps every project on course as we move from initial proposal, through to storyboarding and then development.

Page-turning e-learning just doesnt work. All of our courses are highly interactive, making extensive use of scenarios in particular. Rich media is used as appropriate, from audio-visual resources through to animations and bespoke graphics.

Respect for Learners
Treating learners as adults is vital to us. People dont learn well if they feel theyre being patronised, and we aim to let users manage their own learning experience. We do this by writing our courses with an honest, direct tone, and giving learners choices in the form of additional learning resources and open navigational features.

Whats in it for me? is a question that all of our learners should be able to answer.

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David and his team are valued partners and have provided Barnardo’s with good support in developing e-learning programmes. He has provided excellent guidance and his team have brought a high level of creativity to the design of new innovative programmes which Barnardo’s can now offer to other customers on safeguarding and child sexual exploitation.
Julie Dugdale Head of Business Barnardo’s Training and Consultancy (BTC) Barnardo’s

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