Safeguarding adults at risk of harm

Course aims:

To assist churches, places of worship, and organisations to develop a broad and sound understanding of the safeguarding task specifically in relation to adults. This course is designed to equip attendees with the necessary tools to create robust safeguarding arrangements.

Who is it for?

This course will benefit all who work or volunteer directly with adults and in adult focused ministries such as; counsellors, pastoral workers, debt advisers, prayer ministry teams, street pastors, etc.  As a foundation level course it is designed to be accessed by anyone at any level of the safeguarding learning journey.

This course should be viewed as the first step before moving on to any of our advanced and specialist modules.

Course details:

This is a half day interactive programme delivered over a morning/afternoon or as a two and a half hour webinar. Our professional and experienced trainers use a range of learning methods to engage delegates. The session is varied and delivered at a reasonable pace for those who are particularly new to safeguarding.

This course has four modules.

Module 1

Understanding the Context for Safeguarding Adults

  • The Legal Context and the Care Act 2014
  • Defining adults at risk/vulnerability
  • Statutory definition of adult abuse
  • Six key principles outlined in the Care Act
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005

Module 2

Who is at Risk and Who are the Perpetrators

  • Who is at risk?
  • Who are the perpetrators?
  • Identifying types of abuse

Module 3

Signs, Indicators and Effects of Abuse

  • Understanding signs and indicators through group work and case studies

Module 4

Safer Practice and Responding Well

  • The importance of policies and procedures
  • Responding well to concerns and disclosures of abuse
  • Deciding when to report
  • 'Spiritual' friendships and safer boundaries 


We are currently not hosting face to face training. This course is available as a webinar, to see our full range click here.

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