Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (SOVA)


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Learn about the general responsibility to safeguard adults and identify potential concerns. Know how to react to a disclosure or raise a concern.

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CPD Accredited | Approx. 1 hour | Self-study online

1011237 SOVA

Regardless of the industry, we all have a responsibility to safeguard. This course is suitable for providing a general awareness of safeguarding duties in the workplace, recognising potential safeguarding concerns, and acting upon them appropriately.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the definition of Safeguarding.
  • List different types of abuse or neglect.
  • Identify common signs or scenarios that may be an indicator of abuse.
  • Respond to a safeguarding disclosure or concern.


  • Introduction to Safeguarding
  • Safeguarding Legislation
  • Types of abuse
  • Modern Slavery Awareness
  • Prevent and Channel
  • Reporting your concern
  • Local authorities
  • Further information


This course contains a multiple-choice quiz, which must be completed online and graded immediately with a passing score of 80%. If you fail, you can re-attempt it, and tutor support can be provided upon request.


Who should do this course?

This course is suitable for employees, supervisors or managers working in a wide range of care or support roles. This includes adult education and training, NHS or other care workers, pharmacists, dentists, therapists, volunteers, housing officers, helpline call handlers etc.

This course is not designed for those working with children. Anyone working as a safeguarding lead should seek additional training.


This course is suitable for those with no prior knowledge. To access the content, learners must have access to the Internet and an individual email address.


This course includes a PDF certificate that is available for immediate download upon successful completion.


The certificate is valid for 3 years, although your employer may require more frequent refresher training.