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Safeguarding Adults: Level 3 Training

Health Education England via FutureLearn


Explore professional safeguarding approaches to protect adults at risk

Free upgrade for UK NHS staff

A free upgrade for this course is available for NHS staff by registering here. This upgrade is also available free to NHS-affiliated staff. Check eligibility.

This course contributes towards the achievement of Level 3 Safeguarding competencies, as set out in Safeguarding for Adults: Roles and Competencies.

On this course, you’ll build the skills to ensure people at risk of abuse and neglect receive the care and protection they need to stay safe and unharmed. You’ll explore safeguarding in a professional context and learn how to appropriately share information on safeguarding concerns in writing and in meetings. You’ll also reflect on the complexity of the role of supervision in safeguarding and learn ways to overcome safeguarding challenges.

Getting your certificate

Everyone taking part has three weeks from when they start to complete the sessions. By upgrading, you can extend your access to the course. Upgrading with FutureLearn is free of charge to NHS employees (and those directly contracted to provide NHS services) in England. The upgrade means that you’ll receive a certificate on successful completion of Safeguarding Adults: Level 3 Training, as well as unlimited access to the sessions and materials.

To upgrade, please check the eligibility criteria.

If eligible, you can upgrade here.

This course is designed for registered healthcare professionals in England who are involved in assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of adults where there are safeguarding concerns.

This course is also suitable for anyone interested in safeguarding as part of personal development and educational improvement. If you do not work in England, then you may be interested in this course to learn more about English legislation on this topic.


  • You and your local area
    • Welcome to the course
    • What is Safeguarding Level 3 and why is it important?
    • Case study
    • End of Week 1
  • Communication, confidentiality and effective safeguarding
    • Welcome to Week 2
    • Good communication
    • The multi-disciplinary team meeting
    • Confidentiality and communication between agencies
    • End of Week 2
  • How can safeguarding reflections turn into positive actions?
    • Welcome to Week 3
    • Good documentation
    • Reflections
    • Supervision
    • End of the course

Taught by

Marino Latour


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