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Short Course

Safeguarding & Adult Protection

The Care Act (2014) requires a different engagement with adult safeguarding. Students undertaking this module will benefit from an opportunity to explore the changing nature of practice as a result of the law, alongside strengthening their understanding and ability to adopt a person centred approach in safeguarding situations.


Course overview

  • 20 Credit Module at Level 7

The module focuses on the new legislative duties guiding practice as a result of the Care Act (2014) and supports students to develop legal and ethical literacy in the application of the new law.

This module focuses on safeguarding and promoting the rights and welfare of vulnerable adults and the new legislative duties guiding practice in these areas as a result of the Care Act (2014). The module aims to provide students with opportunities to develop and advance their knowledge of practice, legislation and policy in safeguarding adults. The module will examine the complex social and ethical processes involved in the construction of vulnerability and risk.

Level: Short Course, CPD
Module code: SW4702
Delivery: Campus
Study Mode: Part time
Duration: Five teaching days
Campus: Preston
Start Date: April - bespoke options for group bookings available

Entry requirements

This module is aimed at individuals working with adults in social work or social care.

All candidates need to ensure that they have a relevant undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.


This course is based in the School of Social Work, Care and Community located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

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