Safeguarding Adults - e-Learning for Healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • Health Education England
  • Health Education Thames Valley
  • Health Education Wessex

About the Safeguarding Adults programme

To live a life free from abuse and harm is a basic human right. We are all responsible for the protection of people at risk from abuse. Vulnerable adults rely on us to take the right steps to help keep them safe. If we don’t, who will? To ignore abuse and neglect is to allow it to continue and that is never acceptable.

  • Safeguarding is everyone’s business
  • Safeguarding is your business
  • It starts with you

About the modules

This online learning resource is an introduction to the requirements and responsibilities for Safeguarding Adults. The two modules address the learning outcomes defined in the UK Core Skills Training Framework (version 1.2, September 2014).

  • Level 1 is intended for all staff working within health and care organisations, including paid and voluntary staff.
  • Level 2 is intended for staff with professional and organisational responsibility for safeguarding adults, able to act on concerns and to work within an inter- or multi-agency context.

The programme was originally commissioned by NHS South Central, and subsequently updated by Health Education Thames Valley and Health Education Wessex on behalf of Health Education England, with input from adult safeguarding experts working in a range of roles in NHS organisations and local authorities across the south of England and the Midlands.

Project team

  • Helen Bingham

    Helen Bingham

    Health Education Thames Valley
  • Alison Potter

    Alison Potter

    Health Education Wessex
  • e-LfH-staff-Neha-Baj-learning-profile

    Neha Baj

    Project Manager, e-Learning for Healthcare 

Editorial team

  • Diane Collery

    Diane Collery

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Tina Draper

    Tina Draper

    NHS Thanet CCG and NHS South Kent Coast CCG
  • Victoria Gray

    Victoria Gray

    Aylesbury Vale & Chiltern CCG
  • Catherine Haynes

    Catherine Haynes

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
  • Caroline Heason

    Caroline Heason

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Kathy Kelly

    Kathy Kelly

    Berkshire West CCG
  • Ed Ronayne

    Ed Ronayne

    NHS Erewash & Southern Derbyshire CCGs
  • Jenny Selim

    Jenny Selim

    NHS Wokingham CCG
  • Chris Stoddart

    Chris Stoddart

    NHS England
  • Fran Williams

    Fran Williams

    Solent NHS Trust

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Safeguarding Adults programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

Access for Care home or hospice staff

To register for the Safeguarding Adults programme, select the Register button. Select the option ‘I am a care home or hospice worker’ then enter your care home / hospice name or postcode and select it from the options available in the drop down list. Finally enter your care home / hospice registration code and select ‘Register’. You may need to see your employer to get this code.

If your employer does not have a code, then they need to contact the e-LfH Support Team. The support team can either give the employer the registration code or arrange a bulk upload of all staff.

Access for social care professionals

Access to e-LfH content is available to all social care professionals in England whose employers are registered with the Skills for Care National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC). Every employer providing NMDS-SC workforce information to Skills for Care has been given a user registration code for their staff. This code enables you to self-register for access to Safeguarding Adults. Please contact your employer for more details about the registration code. For information about registering your organisation with the NMDS-SC your employer should access or contact the Skills for Care Support Service on 0845 8730129.

If you have a registration code, you can register by clicking here.

NHS healthcare staff in England

The Safeguarding Adults programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.


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