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, released November 2015, is a major upgrade from our previous ‘Safeguarding Adults at Risk’ course.


  • Charity
  • Further Education
  • Higher Education
  • Local Government

Available as

  • Off the shelf
  • Fully Bespoke

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.

Your learning outcomes
Our e-learning module 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)

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 whistle blowing, 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: 30 minutes
Learners have the option to bookmark progress and complete the course in chunks.

CPD-Certified-logoContinuous Professional Development
This course is CPD Certified and counts as 30 minutes towards learners’ annual CPD total.

Stay 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.

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
These e-learning courses come with Marshall E-Learning’s Learning Management System which enables you to manage all your e-learning and track completed safeguarding training courses.

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

At Marshalls we’re totally focused on creating content that’s exactly right for your learners. That’s why we’ve built our business around customising our existing courses to match the needs of specific organisations. And if something completely original’s required, we’ll 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? We’ll 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 doesn’t 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 don’t learn well if they feel they’re 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.

‘What’s in it for me?’ is a question that all of our learners should be able to answer.

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Marshall ACM gave us access to some online learning that perfectly matched our requirements, and worked with us to customise the content to make it feel even more tailored and relevant.

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