Level 3 Safeguarding Adults Training Course (Accredited)

The Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA)


Was created as part of the Government’s Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS) to help prevent unsuitable people from working with children and vulnerable adults.

It was a Non-Departmental Public Body, sponsored by the Home Office. They worked in partnership with the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) to help ensure that there was ‘no known reason’ why individuals who work or wish to work or volunteer with children or vulnerable adults shouldn’t do so.


The ISA’s role within


The VBS was to make independent barring

The guidance is clear that the improvement to people’s lives must be in terms that are meaningful to them i.e. the approach must be person centred.

Safeguarding now encompasses six key concepts:

  • Protection Support and representation for those in greatest need

  • Partnership Local solutions through services working with their communities. Communities have a part to play in preventing, detecting and reporting neglect and abuse

  • Empowerment People being supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and informed consent

  • Prevention It is better to take action before harm occurs

  • Proportionality The least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented

  • Accountability and transparency in safeguarding practice


Abuse is defined


As the violation of an individual’s human and civil rights. Abuse may consist of single or repeated acts. It may be physical, verbal or psychological. It may be an act of neglect or an omission to act. It may occur when an adult at risk of harm is persuaded to enter into a financial or sexual transaction in which he or she has not consented or does not have the capacity to consent.


Defining abuse


Is complex and can be subject to wide interpretation. Many instances of abuse will constitute criminal offences, involving intent, recklessness, dishonesty or negligence by the perpetrator. Abuse may also be perpetrated as a result of ignorance or poor or unsatisfactory professional practice.

What do learners receive?

  • Course notes

  • Certificate

Course Length

6 Hours

Number of Attendees

Attendees minimum 6 to maximum 15


This training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.


All delegates will receive an Advantage accredited certificate