Safeguarding Adults: Level 3 Training

Course overview

This one-day training is based on the Level 3 Safeguarding Adults Intercollegiate document and will offer an understanding of the legal and policy framework for safeguarding adults with a particular focus on Making Safeguarding Personal. It will guide the learner through the safeguarding adults process, highlighting its particular challenges, and introducing the skills and planning required to undertake sensitive interviews as part of an investigation.

Competence at this level is about individuals starting to act on information, which may indicate possible harm or abuse and advise others team members if they have concerns. It includes competencies around professional knowledge, expertise, and ability to undertake or contribute to safeguarding adult enquiries. Level 3 professionals should have the knowledge, skills and attitudes as outlined for Levels 1 and 2, but also be able to demonstrate awareness of relevant adult safeguarding legislation, policy and methods of effective intervention. 

Participants will:
  1. have an understanding of Safeguarding Adults legislation, professional duties under the Care Act 2014 and relevant multi-agency safeguarding adults' policies and procedures
  2. be able to describe the safeguarding adults process with particular awareness around 'Making Safeguarding Personal'
  3. develop increased confidence and competence in undertaking or contributing to safeguarding adult enquiries
  4. gain an understanding of each area of adult safeguarding, the challenges that arise in practice and how to mitigate these risks
This course is for:
  • all staff who may need to respond to adult safeguarding concerns

  • all staff who regularly contribute to supporting adults at risk of abuse and/or their families/carers

  • all staff who might participate in Safeguarding Adults investigations

This could include social workers, community care officers, social care workers, social care managers, GP’s, practice nurses, heads of quality, chief nurses, designated nurses for safeguarding adults, occupational therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists.

Janna Kay is a qualified senior social work manager. She trained and practiced in South Africa before going onto work in New Zealand and then England. She recently obtained a Masters in Social Work through the Tavistock and is currently completing her Doctorate in Adult Safeguarding. 

Janna has been practicing since 2004 and has carried out adult safeguarding operationally since 2007. Over the past three years she has worked in strategic safeguarding adults co-ordinating the work of a Safeguarding Adults Board, developing good practice guidance and providing advice and support to front-line teams. In addition, Janna delivers training as visiting lecturer for the Tavistock.

This course will be delivered remotely using Zoom. This is very easy and safe to use regardless of your level of IT skill.
You will need a device with a microphone and camera together with a suitably fast internet connection. Although mobile devices and tablets can be used, we recommend the use of laptop or desktop PC for the best experience. Some devices provided by employers may have restrictions in place. Please use this test link ( to check your set up before booking.
Additional resources for this course will be provided using Moodle, our virtual learning environment.
You will be sent joining instructions including all the necessary login links, passwords and guidance on how to use the relevant functionality about a week before the course start date.

Should you have any concerns about the accessibility of remote delivery please contact us at to discuss how we can best help you.

The dates and times of new intakes of this course will be posted here in due course. In the meantime, if you would like further information or to be added to the course waiting list please contact us at

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