Safeguarding Adults, Level 1

Thursday, 20 April, 2017 - 09:30 to 16:00

All employees and volunteers who come into contact with service users in their work have a duty of care to safeguard and promote their welfare.

The vast majority of people who work with service users aim to provide a safe, supportive environment. However, tensions and misunderstandings sometimes occur and can give rise to allegations of abuse, which are inevitably distressing and difficult for all concerned. Equally, some allegations will be genuine, and some people deliberately seek out, create or exploit opportunities to abuse service users. It is essential that all possible steps are taken to safeguard service users, and to ensure that individuals working with them are safe to do so.

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Learners will receive an overall awareness of the issues of abuse and potential abuse of vulnerable adults and the prevention of abuse. It will inform staff and volunteers of their responsibilities and the relevant legislation involved to help ensure that individuals who groups work with are kept as safe as possible from abuse and neglect.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will:

  • understand the background to adult protection and safeguarding adults
  • be able to define adult abuse
  • be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse
  • know what to do in cases of suspected abuse and understand the role of the Alerter


“Lots of useful info and scenarios were discussed in groups to help me in practice.”
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  • Group Members of RedbridgeCVS
    • Income under £10,000: £40
    • Income £10,000 to £25,000: £50
    • Income over £25,000: £60
  • RedbridgeCVS Individual Members £75
  • RedbridgeCVS Supporters £90
  • Non-Members £120

Discounts available if you book 3 or more Essentials courses

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