Course Syllabus

safeguarding intro.jpg 

Welcome to this unit which will allow you to develop an awareness of the different types of abuse and to understand some of the reasons why abuse happens.  You will also be able to explain how a person centred, multi-agency approach can promote and protect the rights, independence and well beings of adults.

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  1. Know types and indicators of abuse
  2. Understand factors which may lead to abusive situations
  3. Know legislation and regulations which govern the safeguarding of adults
  4. Know working strategies and procedures to reduce the risk of abuse of adults
  5. Understanding the role of supportive relationships to promote the rights, independence and well being of adults using health and social care services

For more information please use the unit specification

Unit Structure

This unit consists of three sections and you should allow 5-6 hours study time for each section.  In each section you will use a range of resources and learning styles to develop your understanding.  At the end of each section there is a short self assessment task so you can monitor your progress.  You will also attend a weekly workshop to reinforce and apply your learning to real life case studies and you will use the chat forum to post your answers to the tasks in each section, take part in online discussions and share your ideas with your classmates.


There are three compulsory assessments for this unit which must be completed and submitted by the given date.  You should allow 2-4 hours to complete each assessment.  Please find the assessment schedule by clicking here.

Useful resources:

BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care: Student Book 2 (Level 3 BTEC National Health and Social Care)(Billingham et al)

SCIE Adult Safeguarding Resources

Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board Policy

NHS, 2013, Vulnerable People

DH, 2000, No Secrets: Guidance on developing multi-agency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse





Course Summary:

Date Details Due