Training Courses

Safeguarding Adults for NEW Staff

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Target Group:

For any frontline practitioner that is new to their role and/or has no prior knowledge in this area. In particular this is suitable for those working in social care services that have any direct contact with adults.

Course Aims:

This course is designed to give attendees an overall understanding and appreciation of what safeguarding adults is all about, and what responsibilities each attendee has in their own workplace.

Intended Impact:

By the end of this course you will:

•Understand the importance of the concept of “Making Safeguarding Personal” and how this relates to your own practice to achieve the outcomes the person wants
•Be able to define the term “adult at risk”
•Understand the importance of the Care Act Statutory Guidance for Safeguarding and the 6 statutory safeguarding principles
•Be able to list and give examples of the ten main types abuse and recognise other types of abuse
•Be confident in recognising some of the common symptoms which indicate that abuse might be occurring
•Know where to find the policies and procedures that are relevant to their own workplaces in relation to Safeguarding, and when to call the emergency services
•Know how to respond if an adult at risk makes a disclosure, or if there is any suspicion of abuse
•Be able to take actions in their own workplaces to reduce the risk of abuse occurring
•Understand the importance of recording: what, when and how
•Be able to explain the difference between confidentiality, secrecy and collusion
•Know how to support the person alleged to be at risk of harm, as well as how to deal with the person alleged to have caused the harm
•Understand about the ‘Family Approach’ and how this may impact on your own practice


You should familiarise yourself with your own workplace policy around safeguarding adults.


It would be helpful if you familiarise yourself with the Isle of Wight Safeguarding Adult board website which can be found here

Isle of Wight Council employees should book via SAP when possible. Employees without access to SAP and external delegates can book by completing the online application form