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Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults


People who work in health and social care often work with patients, who for a range of reasons, may be less able to protect themselves from neglect, harm or abuse. Adult safeguarding is a way of working and thinking that protects adults with care and support needs and every worker has a part to play. This course is designed to help you.


Learn at your own pace during this exciting animated explainer course. The interactive course allows you to navigate the different sections which include an animated explainer videos and quiz sections to test your knowledge.

Each topic ends with a takeaway focusing on the main learning objective. If you’re in a rush, you can click on a specific topic you’d like to find out about – or alternatively you can watch the full course. 


Safeguarding Adults

  • Introduction to Safeguarding Adults
  • Shocking Statistics
  • Safeguarding and the law
  • Principles of Safeguarding
  • What you need to know
  • What does harm look like
  • Types of Abuse
  • Protecting People
  • Risk Management
  • Reporting Abuse
  • Final Summary

Safeguarding Children

  • Safeguarding Children Trailer
  • Why Safeguarding is Important
  • Types of Child Abuse
  • Effects of Abuse
  • Who Can Abuse a Child
  • What Type Of Child May Be Abused
  • Children's Rights
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Raising Concerns
  • Legislation and Safeguarding
  • Safeguarding Children Final Summary


There are no entry requirements in order for you to begin this course.


At the end of this course there is an assessment which you can take in your own time.


Once a learner has passed the assessment at the end of the course, they will be able to download a learndirect certificate to confirm their progress.

This course is for anyone in health and social care who works with patients, who for a range of reasons, may be less able to protect themselves from neglect, harm or abuse.

It is everyone’s responsibility to keep children and young people safe, so this course is applicable for all employees, at all levels.

It is particularly focused at employees who come into contact with children as part of their job.

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