Safeguarding adults at risk

Safeguard your clients effectively, in particular those who are at increased risk of abuse.

The requirements for Safeguarding has changed with the Care Act 2014 and its statutory guidance. The new legislation came into force in April 2015 and this course will ensure that organisations and individuals are able to deliver an excellent service within the legal and best practice framework.

It will consider the policies and procedures that all organisations must have in place as well as the skills and knowledge their staff need to take steps to safeguard clients; to know the signs and indicators of abuse; know how to raise safeguarding concerns within the updated guidelines; and to become familiar with new terminology associated with the Care Act.

Who is this course for?

All employees in in the homelessness and supported housing sector, the Care Act mandates that all staff who are involved in an organisations’ service delivery must be skilled in this area, not just staff who are directly involved in the delivery of support or care services.

What will you learn?

By the end of the course you will:

  • Be able to recall the social and legislative context of protecting adults at risk
  • Understand who adults at risk are and how and why they are at risk.
  • Understand how the Mental Capacity Act 2005 impacts on the assessment and control of Safeguarding Risk and the rights of adults under this act.
  • Be able to recognise signs and indicators that an adult (or child) at risk may be being abused
  • Be able to report abuse and how to take immediate steps to protect an adult at risk
  • Be able to explain why abuse is sometimes not reported by clients or staff.
  • Be confident in knowing what to do in your role as an ‘alerter’
  • Recognise the limits of your role as an ‘alerter’ of possible abuse


One-day course

Costs (in-house training)

This course can be booked in-house for a team of up to 16
Members: £799
Associate members: £920
Non members: £1,150

Talk To Us

James Cuming

Training manager

James our training manager develops and manages Homeless Link's in-house training programme.

Telephone: 020 7840 4450
Twitter: @TrainingHL