Level 2 Safeguarding of Adults Training 

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Who is a vulnerable adult?

A vulnerable adult is a person 18 years old or over; who:

  1. Is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness; and

  2. Is or may be unable to take care of themselves, or is unable to protect themselves from significant harm or serious exploitation.

This may include a person who:

  1. Has a physical or sensory disability; including people Who are physically frail or have a chronic illness

  2. Has a mental illness, including dementia

  3. Has a learning disability Is old and frail

  4. Misuses drugs or alcohol

  5. Has social or emotional problems, or whose behaviour challenges services

What is abuse

Abuse is a violation of a person's human, civil or legal rights by another person or persons.  Abuse can be a single act or repeated acts.  It may be deliberate, accidental or a failure to do something.  Abuse may involve the vulnerable adult being persuaded to do
something they would not or could not choose to do.

Where can abuse happen?​

  1. In a vulnerable adults own home

  2. In a residential or nursing care home

  3. In hospital

  4. In day centres

  5. In a family members home

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What are the key principles of Adult Safeguarding?

  1. Empowerment – person-led decisions and informed consent.

  2. Prevention – it is better to take action before harm occurs.

  3. Proportionality – the least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.

  4. Protection – support and representation for those in greatest need.

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

  6. Accountability – transparency in delivering safeguarding.

What are the 6 C's in social care?


in Practice the 6Cs are defined as:


  1. Care is our core business and that of our organisations and the care we deliver helps the individual person and improves the health of the whole community. Caring defines us and our work. People receiving care expect it to be right for them, consistently, throughout every stage of their life.

  2. Compassion is how care is given through relationships based on empathy, respect and dignity - it can also be described as intelligent kindness, and is central to how people perceive their care.

  3. Competence means all those in caring roles must have the ability to understand an individual’s health and social needs and the expertise, clinical and technical knowledge to deliver effective care and treatments based on research and evidence.

  4. Communication is central to successful caring relationships and to effective team working. Listening is as important as what we say and do and essential for ‘no decision about me without me’. Communication is the key to a good workplace with benefits for those in our care and staff alike.

  5. Courage enables us to do the right thing for the people we care for, to speak up when we have concerns and to have the personal strength and vision to innovate and to embrace new ways of working.

  6. Commitment to our patients and populations is a cornerstone of what we do. We need to build on our commitment to improve the care and experience of our patients, to take action to make this vision and strategy a reality for all and meet the health, care and support challenges ahead.

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What do learners receive?

·        Course notes

·        Certificate

Course Length

3 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.

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