Dignity and
Safeguarding
Level 2

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

  • 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
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  • 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 qualification

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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