Adults at Risk - Level 3

This one-day course aims to raise the awareness of abuse and its effects on adults at risk (safeguarding).  It is designed for those who need to have a greater understanding of this difficult subject and for staff / volunteers working in charitable organisations or a care environment.

Course Aims

  • Gain a general overview about abuse and its effects on adults at risk
  • Know what to do if abuse is discovered / suspected
  • Identify your organisation's responsibilities relating to abuse of adults at risk

Course Objectives

  • Establish what abuse is and the 6 different types, relating to adults
  • Identify how adults can be abused and what signs to look for
  • Review a number of safeguarding scenarios
  • Discover ways to reduce potential risks

Course Programme

  • Introductions and housekeeping
  • What abuse is?
  • Relevant statistics
  • What did you see? (video)
  • Three stages of life 
  • The 6 main types of abuse 
  • How people can be abused 
  • Scenarios
  • Who is vulnerable?
  • Why abuse might not be reported
  • What to do if you discover or suspect abuse
  • How to reduce potential risks
  • Who to contact

Course Duration

Up to 3 hours (i.e. 10am to 1pm) 
Including a 15 minute break

This course is suitable for

  • In-house 'face to face' training
  • Online training 'Live' (using Zoom)

Online training 'Live' (using Zoom)

Our Online training is adjusted to reflect distance working and includes an online etiquette to ensure a smoother learning experience for all participants.  Day courses can also be run as two half days if you prefer.  For details, see our Service Delivery page.   

Safe 4a
Safe 3a

Course Fees

TYPE OF delivery
per place 
face to face training

online training (live)

Training costs include:  
Course delivery, training materials, handouts, evaluations and certificates up to 14 participants
Travel & Overnight costs
Travel costs may apply for any booking over 80 miles charged at 45p per mile or actual costs of alternative methods of travel.  Overnight costs are based on individual hotel bookings and reasonable subsistence costs dependent on location conditions, applicable at the time.

Our trainers come from a variety of backgrounds, therefore we can facilitate courses beyond our current prospectus.

For all enquiries, do please call us on:  01483 564099 or 07866 284781

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