Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (Level 2)

Safeguarding is a core responsibility in the healthcare industry, and this course will give you all the groundwork to work effectively in protecting the individuals in your care that are the most vulnerable, such as elderly people and those with mental or physical disabilities.


This course is CPD accredited #1007455 and is worth 2 CPD Credits.

Safeguarding is the protection of the health, well-being, and fundamental rights of vulnerable people. This is achieved by learning to recognise the signs of abuse, understanding how to prevent future abuse, and correctly reporting suspected abuse. It is a critical skill in all healthcare professions, and this course will cover everything you need to know at Level 2.

Course Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Learning objectives
  • Identifying vulnerable adults
  • Recognising abuse
  • Radicalisation risks
  • Your role and responsibilities
  • Types of abuse
  • Reducing the risk of abuse
  • Legislation
    • The Care Act (2014)
    • The Mental Capacity Act (2005)
      • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
    • The Human Rights Act (1998)
  • Recording and reporting abuse
  • Summary
  • End of course quiz.


Learning Objectives:

  • Explain and identify what factors make someone ‘vulnerable’ or ‘at risk’
  • Recognise the signs of abuse
  • Recognise the risk factors that can lead to radicalisation
  • Know your role in safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Understand different kinds of abuse and neglect
  • Understand what constitutes human trafficking and identify the signs of someone who may have been trafficked
  • Learn how to reduce the risk of someone being abused
  • Know the key legislation surrounding safeguarding adults, and apply this knowledge where necessary (including The Care Act, The Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, and The Human Rights Act)
  • Understand what to do if you have a safeguarding concern; including writing reports and liaising with the relevant authorities.


This course has been mapped to the UK Core Skills Training Framework subject ‘Safeguarding Adults (Level 2).’

You can view this course on The CPD Group website by clicking this link.

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