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Posted on: January 27th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Enrol now for Level 3 Safeguarding Adults

The first run of the level 3 safeguarding adults free online course starts on Monday 27 January 2020, lasting for three weeks (weekly study: one hour).

This online course contributes towards the achievement of level 3 safeguarding competencies, as set out in Safeguarding for Adults: Roles and Competencies.

Topics covered include:

  • Taking part in, and contributing to, wider multi-disciplinary safeguarding meetings
  • The challenges of complex safeguarding concerns
  • How communication, information sharing, and confidentiality contribute to effective safeguarding
  • Professional and contemporaneous safeguarding documentation
  • Reflective practice and the role of supervision in safeguarding.

Developed in partnership with the Safeguarding Adults National Network, this online course is just one of a set of national resources for level 3 and 4 safeguarding adults training that HEE is making freely available to all health and care staff from the end of January 2020.

Health and care staff can enrol now at

Coming soon

Accompanying the level 3 online course, will be a facilitator guide to run complementary face to face training in your organisation. This will be made available on the elfh Hub at the end of January.

For level 4 safeguarding adults, staff will be able to access a gap analysis tool to discover relevant resources based on their current knowledge and skills, log their work-based learning and have access to a programme of live webinars on ‘hot topics’ running throughout 2020.

Level 4 safeguarding adults live webinar programme for 2020

In conjunction with NHS England and NHS Improvement, HEE are offering a programme of four live webinars throughout 2020 to support staff needing to attain competence at level 4 safeguarding adults. The topics and dates are:

  • Self-neglect and inherent jurisdiction – Monday 10 February 2020, 12-1pm. Enrolment is now open for this webinar, to register click here and select ‘join as a participant’, then ‘Registration’.
  • Fabricated and induced illness – Monday 4 May 2020, 12-1pm.
  • People in positions of trust – Monday 13 July 2020, 12-1pm.
  • Issues between different organisations – Monday 23 November 2020, 12-1pm.

Recordings of the live sessions will be made available on the elfh website if you are unable to attend the live sessions.

Enrol now to join the live webinar ‘Self-neglect and inherent jurisdiction’ taking place on Monday 10 February 2020, 12-1pm.

This webinar will be delivered by Kenny Gibson, National Head of Safeguarding, NHS England and NHS Improvement, and topics covered will include:

  • What is self-neglect?
  • What causes self-neglect?
  • Relevant legislation
  • What is inherent jurisdiction?
  • When does it apply?

This webinar is designed for named professionals, including lead doctors, heads of adult safeguarding, and named GPs/doctors for organisations commissioning primary care as well as named professionals working in provider or commissioning services.

The interactive session will meet the following Safeguarding Level 4 learning outcomes.

To register click here and select ‘join as a participant’, then ‘registration’.

For more information about the Safeguarding Adults programme, please email

elfh is a NHS England programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies