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Level 1 - Recognising Adult Abuse (3 hours)

This course is suitable for all delegates working within the voluntary and independent sector, supporting ‘Adults at Risk of harm’ (formerly Vulnerable Adults), in a range of settings. 

This is a pre-requisite course to further learning provided by the Board.

Target Group:

  • Are new in post and not previously attended this training or refreshing knowledge

  • Need to meet various standards/qualifications/continual professional development


To provide awareness at an introductory level, using power points, DVD case studies, group work and an opportunity for questions/discussions in relation to the following:-

  • Policy and Procedures, whilst giving due to regard to the individual’s wishes, capacity and consent.


  • To have greater awareness of how to recognise abuse is occurring and understanding your role in determining what action to take.

  • Currently Maps against the Care Certificate Standard 10 and the Bournemouth Competency Standards

  • Overview of Policy, Procedures and Practice

  • Exploring the ten types of abuse; potential indicators to consider; who may abuse why and where might abuse take place. 

  • Identifying how to report a concern, suspicion, disclosure or witnessing of abuse, applying your In House 

The Level 1 - Recognising Adult Abuse course is available in a variety of options:

  1. Face to face ‘multi agency’ training session (now 3 hours) delivered at a venue near you by a Board Training Officer or a Core Trainer.

  2. Face to Face ‘in house’ training delivered by an ‘Active’ Cascade Trainer registered with the Safeguarding Adults Board.

  3. Workbook - offering a flexible approach to learning; can be used at a convenient time, has to be completed with support and supervision from a manager, can be completed as a group activity or individually –it  provides information and checks learning using a variety of questions. To download a copy of  the ERSAB Workbook please click on the link below.  Answers are available to Managers from the SAB Administration team. ERSAB Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Harm Level 1 Workbook

  4. An E-learning package with the opportunity to engage on line with an activity based learning tool  is now available. Safeguarding Adults Level One e-Learning Module for the private voluntary and independent sectors (opens in a new window)  Please note that it is recommended that the e-Learning module is accessed through a Google Chrome browser.

Delegates are encouraged to apply and attend further courses, which are provided free of charge by the Safeguarding Adults Board.   For further information email sab@eastriding.gov.uk or ring our administration team on 01482 396940 or access www.ersab.org.uk 

FEB 2018/JH 

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