Safeguarding Adults in Practice


The Safeguarding Adults in Practice course will support your knowledge of care planning for an adult with a vulnerability and understanding the different factors you need to consider.

  • Explore the definitions and legislation which inform the safeguarding of adults.
  • What the Mental Capacity Act says in relation to the safeguarding of adults. What considerations do we need to have? What are the principles of the mental capacity act?
  • How do we promote the human rights of an adult, whilst considering the mental capacity act, particularly in relation to care planning?
  • What should the relationship with the person and the care professional look like?
  • What bodies are there to protect those who lack mental capacity and what role do they play?
  • Explore the difference between poor care and a safeguarding issue.
  • What can we put in place to prevent an adult being abused?
  • How do we share information with professions. What do we do if the adult says that they do not want us to share out concerns with other professionals?

The Safeguarding Adults in Practice course is CPD Accredited

Course Overview

This course had been designed for anyone that is coming into conduct with an adult that may have a vulnerability such as, suffering domestic abuse and other types of adult abuse such as physical, emotional sexual abuse and neglect and/or suffering from a mental health disorder.

A vulnerable adult is someone aged 18 or above who may need community care services for reasons like mental health issues, disability, age or illness. They may not be able to take care of themselves or protect themselves from harm or exploitation. Vulnerable adults have the right to live their lives to the fullest potential, to be protected, to have the opportunity to participate in and enjoy activity, and to be treated with dignity and respect. 

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is a law that protects and supports people who do not have the ability to make decisions for themselves. It also provides guidance to support people who need to make decisions on behalf of someone else.

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.

In safeguarding, early intervention seeks to address the issues raised in a concern, to deal with the situation an individual is faced with by looking at the root causes. We will explore the different types of interventions. This will help inform your safe practice and ensure that you have the right policies and procedures in place.

When it come to adults that do have mental capacity, it can be complicated when an adult does not wish you to share information about them, yet you have a genuine safeguarding concern. This course will assist you to understand when and how you are able to share information and the procedure for doing so.

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 Safeguarding Adults in Practice course is CPD Accredited

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