This Safeguarding Adults course is suitable for workers in the health and social care sectors and has been mapped to the CQC Common Induction Standards.
What is safeguarding? Ultimately, it's about ensuring the wellbeing and safety of vulnerable members of the community. They might be vulnerable due to age, mental capacity or simply because of their current circumstances.
The course is based around scenarios that social care workers might encounter, encouraging them to think about how they would respond in line with safeguarding procedures.
The course offers:
We have a separate Safeguarding and Leadership Course for those in a management position, which you can find out more about here.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to download a copy of your Virtual College certificate.
The course should take around one to two hours to complete, but this depends on your individual learning speed. Virtual College courses are hosted via Enable, our Learning Management System (LMS), which allows you to learn at your own pace.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.
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When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.
If you choose to pay via PayPal, we will use the email address linked to your PayPal account to create your Enable system account.
Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. 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 have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.
This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.
The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physically copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.
Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.
If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out by first class post at the beginning of the following working week.
The course is designed to provide up-to-date safeguarding training, as it has been mapped to CQC Common Induction Standards and was updated following the introduction of the Care Act 2014, so complies with the latest safeguarding legislation, policies and procedures.