Safeguarding Adults


  • Defines the knowledge, skills and attitudes involved in safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Safeguarding is everyone’s business; it starts with you
  • Developed by Health Education England in partnership with other professional bodies


The safeguarding adults elearning programme defines the safeguarding knowledge, skills and attitudes required by staff working in health and care settings. The programme covers the safeguarding competencies, levels 1 to 4, and additionally, has material relevant to hospital executives; the programme is split into these four levels.

Written by the UK’s Top Clinical Specialists

  This online training has been developed in the UK by Health Education England elearning for healthcare in partnership a number of the UK’s leading professional bodies. This ensures this knowledge resource meets the highest training standards and offers a world-class elearning experience.

Made to Fit Your Busy Life

  The engaging, interactive content, that’s delivered online, means you can study at home, in work or even on the move. Plus, the bitesize modules track your progress, so it’s possible to dip in and out of sessions, and allow you to access them in any order, as frequently as you need. Making this the perfect course to enhance your knowledge and skills even when you have a busy life. The safeguarding adults online elearning programme consists of four modules that are divided up into smaller elearning sessions. Each session typically takes around 20 to 30 minutes to complete. The programme consists of four elearning modules.

Level 1 and Level 2

These two levels provide an introduction to the requirements and responsibilities for safeguarding adults. Level 1: All staff working in health and care settings; Level 2: All practitioners that have regular contact with patients, their families or carers, or the public

Level 3

This level is for registered health and care staff who engage in assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of adults where there are safeguarding concerns (as appropriate to their role).

Level 4

This level includes a learning log, gap analysis tool and a series of webinar resources (for example, fabricated and induced illness, homeless health and self-neglect).”  

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