Care Act - Safeguarding Duties and Responsibilities


Adult safeguarding is the process of protecting adults with care and support needs from abuse or neglect. It is an important part of what many public services do, but the key responsibility is with local authorities in partnership with the police and the NHS. The Care Act 2014 puts adult safeguarding on a legal footing.


Duration: 30 minutes

This course contains the following modules:

Module name Type Duration
Safeguarding duties and responsibilities Online 00:27:00


This course is intended for:

  • Adult social care as well as wider elements of local authorities such as children’s services, housing and public health
  • Health and other local authority partner organisations such as learning and education providers
  • Social care provider and support organisations in all sectors
  • Those involved in the governance of these organisations and people who work, care, support and volunteer in them
  • Professionals and practitioners


In this course you will learn about:

  • What is meant by adult safeguarding?; Who is primarily responsible for safeguarding?
  • What are the duties for local authority staff
  • Person-centred approach
  • Making Safeguarding Personal
  • The decision tree
  • Local Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs)
  • Information sharing
  • Preventing abuse and neglect
  • Implications for the Local Authority, NHS, Police, care providers and other agencies


Here are a few topics covered in this course:

Must a local authority follow up concerns; What is meant by adult safeguarding?; Who is primarily responsible for safeguarding?; New safeguarding duties?; Duties for local authority staff; The six principles of safeguarding; Reinforcement of principles; Person-centred approach; Making Safeguarding Personal; Decision tree; Local Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs); Designated Adult Safeguarding Manager; Information sharing; Preventing abuse and neglect; Implications for the NHS; Who is responsible for leading investigations?; Working in partnership; Care providers

Enrolment details

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This course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.