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Level 1 - Recognising Adult Abuse (3 hours)

This course is suitable for all delegates working within the voluntary and independent sector, supporting ‘Adults at Risk of harm’ (formerly Vulnerable Adults), in a range of settings. 

This is a pre-requisite course to further learning provided by the Board.

The Level 1 - Recognising Adult Abuse course is available in a variety of options:

  1. Face to face ‘multi agency’ training session (now 3 hours) delivered at a venue near you by a Board Training Officer or a Core Trainer.

  2. Face to Face ‘in house’ training delivered by an ‘Active’ Cascade Trainer registered with the Safeguarding Adults Board.

  3. Workbook - offering a flexible approach to learning; can be used at a convenient time, has to be completed with support and supervision from a manager, can be completed as a group activity or individually –it  provides information and checks learning using a variety of questions. To download a copy of  the ERSAB Workbook please click on the link below.  Answers are available to Managers from the SAB Administration team.  ERSAB Level 1 Workbook

Target Group:

  • Are new in post and not previously attended this training or refreshing knowledge

  • Need to meet various standards/qualifications/continual professional development


To provide awareness at an introductory level, using power points, DVD case studies, group work and an opportunity for questions/discussions in relation to the following:-

  • Policy and Procedures, whilst giving due to regard to the individual’s wishes, capacity and consent.


  • To have greater awareness of how to recognise abuse is occurring and understanding your role in determining what action to take.

  • Currently Maps against the Care Certificate Standard 10 and the Bournemouth Competency Standards

  • Overview of Policy, Procedures and Practice

  • Exploring the ten types of abuse; potential indicators to consider; who may abuse why and where might abuse take place. 

  • Identifying how to report a concern, suspicion, disclosure or witnessing of abuse, applying your In House 

An E-learning package with the opportunity to engage on line with an activity based learning tool  is now available. he with the opportunity to engage on line with an activity based learning tool  is now available. Safeguarding Adults Level One e-Learning Module for the private voluntary and independent sectors (opens in a new window)  Please note that it is recommended that the e-Learning module is accessed through a Google Chrome browser.

Delegates are encouraged to apply and attend further courses, which are provided free of charge by the Safeguarding Adults Board.   For further information email sab@eastriding.gov.uk or ring our administration team on 01482 396940 or access www.ersab.org.uk 


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