Safeguarding Everyone Level 1 Course

Level 1 Safeguarding Everyone will help you to better understand how to safeguard children, young people and adults at risk effectively within your role. The course allows learners to understand the importance of multi-agency cooperation, whistleblowing and how cases of abuse have impacted the legislation.

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Course Overview


  • Introductory Course
  • 30 Minutes to 1 Hour Study Time
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 3 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

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

We also offer Safeguarding Everyone Training at Level 2 and Level 3

Unsure if you require Introduction to Safeguarding Everyone, Level 2 or 3 Safeguarding Everyone training? Check out our short guide to find the course that best matches your needs and requirements here.

This information packed course emphasises how important it is for everyone to always ensure the safety and security of anyone in their care, or whom they encounter as part of their role.

It will help you to better understand how to safeguard children, young people and adults at risk effectively within your role.

What's covered in this Level 1 Safeguarding Everyone course?

Our online Level 1 Safeguarding Everyone training course is broken down into the following sections and can be completed at your own pace, the course includes:

Module What it includes
Definitions An introduction to the meanings behind safeguarding definitions, such as a vulnerable child and an at risk adult.
What is Safeguarding? We look at what safeguarding is, what forms abuse can  take, symptoms accociated with abuse and factors that can make individuals more at risk. 
Child abuse or maltreatment Here we look at the different forms of child abuse or maltreatment, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
Adult abuse or maltreatment This module focuses on all forms of adult abuse or maltreatment including discriminatory, domestic and economic abuse.

Categories of abuse

We explore the 10 categories of abuse, including signs and symptoms to look out for.

How to respond to abuse

This module focuses on the steps to take in the event of someone disclosing to you that they are being abused.

Recording and reporting abuse

We give you the tools you need to act upon any concerns you have about the wellbeing of a child, young person or adult at risk.

You will learn

  • Be able to recognise the signs of abuse
  • Be able to respond appropriately to suspected or alleged abuse
  • Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Administrators
  • Reception staff
  • Caterers
  • Transport Staff
  • Domestic Staff
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Laboratory Staff
  • Porters
  • Community Pharmacist Counter Staff
  • Social workers
  • Teachers
  • Safeguarding Teams
  • Volunteers

Level 1 Safeguarding Everyone FAQs

  • How long does safeguarding level 1 last?

    Our Level 1 Safeguarding Everyone course will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete but you can take as long as you like, there are no time limits on the course. 

    The certificate does not include an expiry date but it is recommended safeguarding training is refreshed yearly so you are up date with the latest safeguarding requirements and guidance.

  • What are the levels of safeguarding?

    Safeguarding training comes in many different levels for different target audiences. 

    Levels 1, 2 and 3 are the most common but you can find training up to level 7. Levels 4, 5, 6 and 7 are generally completed face to face due to the advanced knowledge and delivery methods of the content required in these courses.

How the online courses work

  • Find a 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.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    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.

    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.

  • Take the course

    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 physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College which will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable, the learner's name, the title of the course and the date of completion.

    If you have purchased the posted certificate option, available on selected courses, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out the following working week after completion.