Course overview

Vulnerable people are at higher risk of neglect and abuse. Training in safeguarding teaches you how to spot signs that someone may be at harm. It also helps you know what steps to take in case of reported or suspected abuse. This short safeguarding course gives you a view into safeguarding practices and the importance of protecting adults’ rights to live in safety.

Course description

If you do volunteer work, or have contact with vulnerable adults, this safeguarding course can help you understand how to protect their right to live in safety.

If you would like to gain a deeper awareness of why safeguarding is important, you can study for an accredited Safeguarding qualification.

Look at what is meant by the terms 'safeguarding' and 'adults at risk'. Learn how to recognise the different forms abuse may take. Examine the key laws and principles guiding the safeguarding process. Look at real-life scenarios to see safeguarding principles in practice. By the end of this training in safeguarding, you'll have a clear understanding of your safeguarding responsibilities as a volunteer.

For any job role where you have direct contact with vulnerable people, it’s a legal requirement to have a verified safeguarding qualification. If you’re considering job roles with safeguarding responsibilities, this course can help you understand if they’re right for you.

To study this online safeguarding course you’ll need an internet connection. This is so you can access our digital learning platform, Canvas.

The WEA is committed to accessible adult education for all. If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Most of our courses are free for most of our learners. Please note that you need to get to the end of the enrolment process to see the discounts.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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