Designated Safeguarding Lead (Vulnerable Adults)Online Training Course

This Designated Safeguarding Lead Vulnerable Adults online training course raises awareness of adult safeguarding and the key responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

The course covers what safeguarding is, key legislation, how to identify the signs of abuse and who could be most at risk, the capacity to make decisions, how to respond to concerns, how to act if information is disclosed to you, how to report concerns, safer recruitment procedures, the role and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead / Person, the role of social care, sharing information, how to record concerns and referrals.

  • Assured by the CPD Certification Service
  • Enrol and start today, so no need to wait
  • Takes approximately 150 minutes to complete online
  • Works on any device that can access the internet
  • Has all the training materials that you need, so no hidden fees
  • Includes the end of course test at no extra cost
  • Allows free re-sits of the test if you do not pass first time
  • Enables you to download a certificate when you pass the test
  • The fast, efficient, effective and low-cost way to learn

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    £12.50 + VAT per user

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  • Our ‘coordinators dashboard’ enables you to allocate your purchased course(s) to student(s) and to monitor their progress
  • The price includes access to all the materials that the student needs to complete their course – there are no hidden charges (e.g. to take the test or to receive the certificate)
  • Once the coordinator enrols the student on the course, the student has 90 days to complete the course and take the online test
  • On successful completion of the course and test, both the student and the coordinator can download the course certificate
  • CPD Certification Service approval gives you assurance that this online training course conforms to universally accepted standards for continuing professional development (CPD)

Course content

Our online Designated Safeguarding Lead (Vulnerable Adults) training course covers:

  • The term safeguarding and its meaning
  • The key legislation surrounding safeguarding and the legal responsibilities of those that work with vulnerable adults and/or their families
  • The role and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead / Person
  • How to identify signs of abuse, including: what abuse is, who caries out abuse, categories of abuse and risk factors
  • The capacity to make decisions, including: determining capacity, unwise decisions, making decisions, deprivation of liberty safeguards
  • How to respond to any concerns that you have about a vulnerable adult
  • How to act if information is disclosed to you by a vulnerable adult
  • Safer recruitment when it comes to vulnerable adults, including: what a DBS check is, the types of DBS checks and obtaining a DBS check
  • How to report any concerns and the importance of reporting concerns
  • How to record your concerns
  • Referrals and social care’s decision, including: the referral process, adult social care’s decision, strategy discussions, the case conference and protection plans


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (Vulnerable Adults) online training course includes an end of course test. Please see the assessment section for more information.

End of course assessment

The end of course assessment demonstrates the student’s understanding of the information contained within the course. It must be passed to download the course certificate.

  • The assessment is taken online – the student does not need to attend an assessment centre
  • The assessment consists of multiple-choice questions
  • Students must achieve at least 70% in the assessment to pass it and download their course certificate
  • Students that do not pass the test can retake it at no extra cost (provided it is completed within 90 days from enrolment)

Save by purchasing for more than one user

This course can be purchased as a single course, or you can save money by purchasing it for more than one user (multiple courses must be purchased at the same time to receive the discount). Multi-course discounts are shown on this page.

Purchasing your course(s)

You can purchase your course(s) online using a debit/credit card. To purchase online, simply click on the purchase button on this page and select how many users you want the course for when prompted. To pay over the phone, please call 0333 733 1111 between 0900 and 1700 hours Monday to Friday. Please contact us at if you would rather pay by BACS transfer.

Receiving login details
You will be sent an email (from that will contain instructions for accessing your dashboard and allocating your course(s) to students. Please check your SPAM / JUNK folder if you do not receive the email as it may get blocked by your firewall. If you have not received it within one hour and it is not in your SPAM / JUNK folder, you can email for a copy to be sent to you.

Accessing the course
Your nominated Coordinator will be able to enrol students on their courses. They will receive an email containing the student’s login details. These will need to be forwarded on to the student for them to use.

The course materials will work on any internet enabled device running an up to date internet browser. Each student will have 90 days from the date of enrolment to log on and complete their course. The course does not need to be completed in one sitting.

Students can log out and return any time up until the course is completed or until the 90 day access expires.

Course certificate
On successful completion of the course and test, both the student and the coordinator can download the course certificate.

Course expiry
Courses not allocated to students will expire after 12 months from purchase.
Courses allocated to students will expire on completion of the course or after 90 days from the original enrolment (whichever is sooner).

Designated Safeguarding Lead (Vulnerable Adults) Certificate

Students that complete this course are awarded a CPD-certified Designated Safeguarding Lead (Vulnerable Adults) Certificate, which may be downloaded immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. The Designated Safeguarding Lead course contains the same material as the Safeguarding Adults (Advanced) course. But it also contains more information relevant to those that perform the Safeguarding Lead / Person role.

We are committed to providing approved training courses in vital skills at an affordable price. The cost of our courses and bundle offers reflect that commitment.

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