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Safeguarding Everyone
Safeguarding Everyone
Safeguarding Everyone
Safeguarding Everyone

This Safeguarding Everyone course is suitable for those who have a duty for protecting children, young people and adults at risk, to ensure you are trained adequately in child and adult safeguarding protection issues.

This course is targeted primarily at those working within health and social care, including professional care and support workers and practitioners.

  • Online, self-paced training
  • Interactive course with colourful animations
  • Complete in two to three hours
  • 24 hour learner support
  • Instant digital certificate on completion

If you work with children or adults it is important that you ensure the safety of anyone you come across during the course of your work. Even if your involvement is not focused on an individual you have a responsibility to ensure action is taken or a referral is made.

Why take this Safeguarding Everyone course?

This course will give you the knowledge and skills to ensure you can help safeguard everyone you have contact with whilst carrying out your duties, not only those you are directly responsible for.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to recognise different types of abuse and to understand where they may occur, be able to respond appropriately to alleged or suspected abuse along the nationally and locally recognised safeguarding guidelines, and to understand the appropriate ways to reduce the liklihood of abuse for children and adults.

E-learning content

  • How to Recognise the Signs of Abuse
  • Local and National Contexts for Safeguarding Everyone
  • How to Respond - Recording and Reporting
  • Ways to Reduce the Likelihood of Abuse
  • Serious Case Reviews, Case Studies and Summary

Training outcomes

  • Be able to recognise the different signs of abuse and how they may occur
  • Be able to respond appropriately to suspected or alleged abuse with adults or amongst children
  • Be able to recognise the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse
  • Know the most appropriate ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse for children and adults
  • Be able to recognise, record and to report any unsafe practices


The content of this course has been mapped to the underpinning knowledge within the following units on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and is certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines:

Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care.

This unit is a mandatory unit within the following qualifications:
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England


Approximately two to three hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Test and certificate

The end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost.

If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.

How It Works

Frequently asked questions

Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?

Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.

If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.

If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.

Can I buy this course and give it to other people?

Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.

Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.

Is there a refund policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.

Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?

We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.

Is a specific internet browser recommended?

For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

How long do learners have to complete a course?

There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

Does the course contain sound?

Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.


Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating: (11)

Safeguarding Everyone Protecting Children Young People and Adults at Risk
one month ago
It was helpful towards my business. I got an update on the safeguarding legislation and other current information.
– Customer
Safeguarding Everyone Protecting Children Young People and Adults at Risk
2 months ago
A good course to help refresh the responsibilities placed upon allied healthcare professionals Responsible for the protection of all vulnerable patient groups.
– Customer
Safeguarding Everyone Protecting Children Young People and Adults at Risk
4 months ago
learnt a lot especially the area regarding legislation.
– Esi
Safeguarding Everyone Protecting Children Young People and Adults at Risk
8 months ago
Needed to cover more on neglect and financial aspect
– Customer
Safeguarding Everyone Protecting Children Young People and Adults at Risk
9 months ago
Interesting and very useful course!
– Customer
Safeguarding Everyone Protecting Children Young People and Adults at Risk
9 months ago
Found out new information and confirmed what I already knew. Also showed where I needed to brush up on my information to ensure I carry out my role adequately.
– Tracy
Safeguarding Everyone Protecting Children Young People and Adults at Risk
9 months ago
When I have sufficient signal I will let you know ... where I live there is poor website signal. It seems to be appropriate and comprehensive.
– Customer
Safeguarding Everyone Protecting Children Young People and Adults at Risk
9 months ago
Very thorough in content and simple to manage. Altogether a first class programme and thank you.
– Revd Canon Ken Berkin
Safeguarding Everyone Protecting Children Young People and Adults at Risk
10 months ago
This is the first distance learning course I have experienced and I must say it exceeded my expectations. Very easy to access, no problems. Would recommend. I will certainly continue to use Vrtual College.
– Paula Bramley
Safeguarding Everyone Protecting Children Young People and Adults at Risk
11 months ago
I enjoyed this well-designed course. It was clear and informative.The questions which are dotted around are really useful. In my experience of courses on this subject, I feel that I have learned the most with this virtual college course.
– Brigitte Schwarting
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