Advanced Safeguarding of Adults for Professionals


The aim of the Advanced Safeguarding of Adults in Care Settings course is to enable professionals working with, and supervising, those working with vulnerable adults to identify risks, provide guidance and develop strategies to ensure the safeguarding of those within their care.

  • What are a local authority’s obligations according to the care act?
  • What is the Mental Capacity Act? How will you abide by it’s principle and how will it inform the care that you provide to those who lack capacity?
  • How can you promote human rights in care planning, whilst balancing the principles of the mental capacity act?
  • Explore the new roles, bodies and powers supporting the mental capacity act.
  • Explore when poor care becomes a safeguarding issue and how you can differentiate between the two.
  • Discover the building blocks for prevention and intervention and how you can implement this into your organisation.
  • Discuss the features of safe practice and how we can monitor and evaluate the safeguarding in your setting.
  • Look at how to raise a concern about an adult and then explore what happens next, including the section 42 process. This includes information on the complex issue of information sharing.

The Advanced Safeguarding of Adults for Professionals course is CPD Accredited

Course Overview

Advanced safeguarding of adults in care settings is suitable for those working directly with adults in a care setting. This training is only suitable for those who have already completed an Introduction to Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Adults in Practice courses, or similar levels 1 and 2 safeguarding adults training.

The Care Act 2014 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that received royal assent on 14 May 2014, after being introduced on 9 May 2013. The main purpose of the act was to overhaul the existing 60-year-old legislation regarding social care in England.

The MCA safeguards people’s human rights and the choices they wish to make. The MCA makes it clear who can make decisions on behalf of a person who lacks capacity to do so, when they can do this, and the safeguards that must be followed.

Where an individual lacks capacity to decide, care planning must focus on determining their best interests. If a patient who has lost capacity has a valid and applicable Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment (ADRT) and / or has registered Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA), these must be respected.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) estimates that around 2 million people in England and Wales may lack the capacity to make certain decisions for themselves at some point because of illness, injury or disability. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 was designed to empower and protect individuals in these circumstances.

Safeguarding issues can happen within an organisation. This can range from a single isolated incident to routine neglect or poor care of individuals that the organisation should serve. It is important we are competent in identifying a safeguarding issue and these are part of the building blocks for prevention and intervention.

This course has been developed by a safeguarding expert and former police officer who led the high risk panel, supporting the most vulnerable adults in our communities. Milly has provided training to care homes and major charities that care for vulnerable adults.

Your understanding of the course is tested though multiple-choice questions and you will receive a CPD accredited certificate, on the successful completion of the course.

The Advanced Safeguarding of Adults for Professionals course is CPD Accredited

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