Safeguarding Adults at Risk for Beginners  

This beginner’s course is for anyone who encounters adults at risk of abuse in the community, in a person’s own home, in a hospital, in a day care or residential setting. This includes formal and informal carers, volunteers, health and social care professionals and is written in line with the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Adult pathways for employers Learning and Development plan 2020-2022.

Aim of Course

To provide you with an awareness around Safeguarding Adults so you will have the confidence to report matters through identified routes. It will centre upon and provide you with confidence in the areas of recognising, responding, recording, reporting and reviewing when you may have a concern for an adult. In addition, you will learn about the importance of protecting the rights of Adults and how critical partnership working is.


By the end of the course, you will be able to: 

• Describe what Safeguarding Adults means

• Understand the principles of Safeguarding Adults

• Recognise the categories and indicators of abuse of adults at risk of harm

• Know how to respond to a safeguarding concern

• Understand how safeguarding adults is managed correctly in the context of the Mental Capacity Act

• Know who to report your safeguarding concerns to

About Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Team

The Buckinghamshire’s Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB) has a responsibility for safeguarding adults, in order to protect adults at risk of harm or abuse and to enhance their well-being and daily experience.

In 2019 a change was made to the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB) which in turn provided an opportunity to review the chairmanship of the two boards and their respective business units. As a result, a decision was made to appoint a single Independent Chairperson for the BSAB and the BSCP, and to merge the business units together.

The joint business unit is managed by a Safeguarding Partnership Manager, and supported by five further staff covering varied roles to support the work of the multi agencies and ensure that the lived lives of adults is supported in the best way possible.