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  •  Takes an average of 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.
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Safeguarding Adults - Target Audience

Everyone has the right to live in safety, free from abuse or neglect. However, some people have care and support needs, and are unable to protect themselves from the risk of abuse as a result.

It is essential that anyone who works with children and adults at risk understands what abuse is, and how to identify and report it, in order to safeguard and protect the adults in their care.

This course covers safeguarding vulnerable adults (SOVA), and provides learners with information to help them understand, recognise and report when an adult is being subjected to abuse or neglect. It is suitable for anyone who works with, or is responsible for, adults with care and support needs. This includes medical staff, care home workers, and teachers.

For those that work with children and young people, or those who work around (but not directly with) vulnerable groups, our Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding for Workers courses may be more appropriate.

Safeguarding Adults - Course Overview


This course is designed to give learners an understanding of adult safeguarding, and how to protect any vulnerable adults that they care for. It also aims to answer questions such as:

  • What is safeguarding adults?
  • What is the aim of safeguarding adults?
  • How many principles underpin all adult safeguarding work?
  • Which acts inform current safeguarding adults policies and procedures?

After completing this course, learners will understand:

  • The safeguarding adults legislation that applies in the UK, such as the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005.
  • What mental capacity is and how it affects safeguarding.
  • The main forms of abuse and how to identify them.
  • How individuals and organisations can prevent abuse from occurring.
  • What to do when you suspect or have evidence that abuse is taking place.


It takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete this Safeguarding Adults course in full. This can be spread out over multiple sessions or completed in a single session. There is no time limit for completion.


All candidates must complete a multiple choice assessment after working through the training material. The candidate will be asked 16 multiple choice questions and need to answer a minimum of 12 correctly to pass. Candidates will be given instant feedback after completing the assessment stating whether they have passed or failed. The assessment can be retaken as many times as is required to pass at no additional cost.

Module Summary

In this module, we will cover:

  • What safeguarding is.
  • The 6 principles of adult safeguarding.
  • The legal framework that controls adult safeguarding in the UK.
  • Who is a vulnerable adult.
  • The role of certain organisations, such as the local authority and police, in safeguarding adults.

In this module, we will cover:

  • What abuse and mental capacity are.
  • Who is most at risk of experiencing abuse or neglect.
  • The different forms of abuse that take place.
  • How to spot and prevent a person being abused or neglected.

In this module, we will cover:

  • What to do before reporting concerns of abuse.
  • How to report suspicions of abuse or neglect.
  • What whistleblowing is, and how it affects reporting abuse.
  • What happens after an abuse report has been referred.

This module is optional, and does not need to be completed in order to pass the course. In this module, we will cover:

  • What a safeguarding enquiry is.
  • The stages of an enquiry, and who is involved at each stage.
  • How to ensure that the adult is involved in an enquiry.
  • When and how an enquiry is reviewed.

Safeguarding Adults - Accreditation and Certification

IIRSM Certificate

Successful candidates will receive a IIRSM Certificate and 2 CPD Credits.

This course certificate has no expiry date because there is no formally recognised period of validity for this type of course. The HSE recommends refresher training is carried out whenever it is felt necessary. Safety registration bodies such as CHAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine & SMAS and other members of the SSiP scheme recommend most re-training is done every 3 years. We would recommend refreshing knowledge as and when legislation or guidance changes applicable to these regulations.

All of our courses, systems and services have been registered to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 quality standard. Quality Management Systems Ltd (QMS) made this prestigious award to Commodious in January 2018. This gives assurance that the training and assessment was completed with a quality registered organisation.

Safeguarding Adults Training Online Course - System requirements

Our courses are compatible with the latest versions of all modern desktop web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari. On mobile devices, they are compatible with the latest version of Safari or Google Chrome running on iOS 12/Android 6.0 or later.

You can check your current web browser, and whether it is the latest version, by visiting

For the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome version 90 or later. We do not recommend using Internet Explorer to access our courses as this can cause compatibility issues and lead to a poor experience.

Bulk Purchases

After a successful purchase you will be automatically taken to our registration process. Here you create your learner(s) and assign the course(s) to them so that they can start training immediately. If you do not know all the learner details - no problem, you can return later and create the learners when it suits you.

The system automatically creates an admin group of your learners, this means you can access your learner accounts to obtain certificates or schedule reports on the progress of your group, useful for Health & Safety audits or Registration to organisations such as CHAS, SMAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine etc or site access when certificates are required.

If this all sounds too complicated feel free to contact us, we are more than happy to enrol you or your colleagues on your behalf.

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