Dignity and
Safeguarding

Develop your knowledge and boost professional development with this introduction to safeguarding in adult health and social care.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the national and local contexts of safeguarding
  • Gain relevant insight by applying the principles of duty of care to everyday situations
  • Learn about best practice in protecting and serving the needs of vulnerable adults
  • Strengthen your knowledge in key safeguarding principles to enhance your current health or social care role
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  • FREE online course
    FREE 100% online study
  • Course duration
    11 weeks
  • Recommended study
    10 hours per week
  • Study requirements
    No existing qualification required
  • Success rates
    94% of our learners pass
  • First-class support
    Online and by phone
  • Assessments
    4 to pass
  • Qualification
    Nationally accredited Level 2 qualification

Who is this course for?

This course is designed primarily for individuals working with, or intending to work with, vulnerable adults in the health and social care sectors. It aims to give learners knowledge and understanding of the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding.

Course details

Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. Once you successfully complete all units you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in Dignity and Safeguarding.

Unit 1: Understand safeguarding in adult health and social care

Your learning goals:

  • The national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse
  • How to recognise potential and actual abuse and harm
  • How to respond if abuse or harm is disclosed, suspected or alleged
  • Ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse or harm
  • Information and support in relation to abuse or harm.
  • Assessment
    Unit 1 Assessment
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Unit 2: Understand the principles of dignity in adult health and social care

Your learning goals:

  • The principles of dignity in adult health and social care
  • The potential impact on individuals when accessing and using health and social care services
  • How to apply the principles of dignity in adult health and social care
  • How person-centred approaches contribute to dignity in adult health and social care
  • The role of the health and social care worker in relation to promoting dignity
  • The importance of professional relationships for dignity and service provision.
  • Assessment
    Unit 2 Assessment
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Unit 3: Understand duty of care in adult health and social care

Your learning goals:

  • What is meant by ‘duty of care’
  • Dilemmas and conflicts relating to duty of care
  • How to recognise and report unsafe practices
  • The impact of own actions on individuals and others
  • The importance of consent in health and social care practice.
  • Assessment
    Unit 3 Assessment
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Unit 4: Understand dilemmas that may be encountered in adult health and social care

Your learning goals:

  • Dilemmas that may be encountered in adult health and social care
  • Issues of public concern in adult health and social care
  • How a serious case review has impacted on adult health and social care practice.
  • Assessment
    Unit 4 Assessment
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Can I study for free?

Free places are available to anyone who meets the criteria below.

  • Living in England
  • Aged 19 or over from the 31 August 2020 (born before 01 September 2001)
  • A citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) and a resident in the EEA for the last 3 years
  • Not in receipt of any other government-funded training.

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You may also qualify if you're:

  • Employed and in receipt of a low wage
  • A non-EEA citizen with permission by UK government to live in the UK which is not for educational purposes, and lived in England for at least 3 years
  • A family member of an EU national
  • A refugee
  • Asylum Seeker.

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