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Safeguarding Awareness

What is Adult Safeguarding?

This HSAB video  provides information about abuse, how to recognise it and how to report concerns.  Click on the image below to watch the video.



E-Learning Resource for the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Sector

Trigger Tool e-Learning, developed by Connect to Support Hampshire is a free e-learning course aimed at volunteers, informal carers and anyone whose work in the community involves contact with potentially vulnerable people. The training covers working with all adult groups and provides a simple toolkit based on the risks and concerns which an individual may have when they visit or speak to someone. It is an awareness-raising and confidence-building tool covering a basic overview of topics in three broad areas: safe at home, physical and mental health, and supporting independence.

The training concludes with a comprehensive resource section which links to relevant information, advice and support services.

Please note: The above link will only work in Microsoft Edge if you have the latest chromium version installed. Alternatively, you can also switch to using another browser such as Firefox, Safari or Google.


SCEI Safeguarding Videos

Safeguarding adults: helping people to protect themselves from crime


What is the video about?

Care staff can help older people to protect against burglary and feel more confident at home. Practical advice such as using door chains, window locks and asking for identification are simple strategies older people can take to reduce the risk of burglary. In this video, older people who were robbed by distraction burglars and rogue traders are interviewed. They explain the shock, fear and deep disappointment such experiences can cause. Interviews with care staff illustrate this issue can be discussed without being patronising or making a person feel unduly concerned.

Who will find this useful?

Care workers in community settings; trainers of community staff; safety roadshows.

Safeguarding adults: looking out for each other to prevent abuse


What is the video about?

The film shows how good communication with older people can improve safeguarding. In residential care it is important that staff take the time to talk to residents and to listen to their concerns. Two community projects demonstrate how people are encouraged to look out for each other and to report any concerns about the safety of individuals. The Elders Forum based at the Malcolm X Community Centre in Bristol and the Ivybank House Residential Home in Bath both demonstrate how an open learning environment can encourage older people to speak out if they have seen or experienced abuse.

Who will find this useful?

Managers and front-line workers providing residential and community care.

Safeguarding adults: an independent life after abuse


What is the video about?

The film focuses on the personal story of Philip who suffered physical, financial and emotional abuse in the family home for many years. Philip has learning disabilities and cerebral palsy. When Philip finally disclosed the abuse, he was supported to leave the family home. Since then he has gone from strength to strength. He married and, although his wife unfortunately died some years after their marriage, Philip continues to live a full and independent life.   Warning: This film contains strong language.

Who will find this useful?

Social workers; front-line care workers.

Safeguarding adults: teaching people to protect themselves


What is the video about?

This short film shows how training for people with learning disabilities can help them to protect themselves from abuse. People are helped to recognise what abuse is and to understand that they can and should say no. Each session involves a paid co-trainer who is an adult with learning disabilities. The training has also been adapted for groups of older people, people with physical disabilities and people who misuse substances.

Who will find this useful?

People working with people who are vulnerable to abuse; people working with people with communication problems.

Liberty Protection Safeguards

This short animation gives information about the change from DoLS to LPS. It also describes the key differences between the 2 pieces of legislation. It was produced for the NHS National Safeguarding Team.

Visit the SCEI website for more e-learning.