Vulnerable adults have the right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.  These rights should be recognised and respected.


An adult is defined in the Care Act 2014 as someone over 18 years old who has care and support needs: is experiencing or at risk of abuse or neglect as a result of their care and support needs or is unable to protect himself or herself against the abuse or neglect or the risk of it.


It is suitable for anyone who is working or volunteering with vulnerable adults in any setting. 

Level 1 Introduction Safeguarding and Protecting Vulnerable Adults

  • On completion learners will understand:

    • Current legislation and practice with regards to safeguarding
    • How to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect
    • Know what to do if a child or young person discloses to you and the procedure to follow this
    • The different services that are available to support children and young people following an allegation of abuse