Short courses
Social Work

Safeguarding Adults

University Certificate in Continuing Education

This course develops your knowledge and gives you the opportunity to reflect on key aspects of safeguarding practice with adults. You consider risk assessment and planning, decision making, and drivers in national and local policy, legislation and guidance. You enhance your knowledge and understanding of ethical dilemmas, practice issues and the inherent risks of adult safeguarding.

Course information

Part-time

  • 3-day block teaching; 8 weeks for assignment preparation

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level: 6
  • Enrolment date: Various, please contact the School.
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

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Further information

It is relevant to newly qualified and more experienced social work practitioners.

The course is delivered at Teesside University Darlington.

You study risk assessment and management, ethical decision-making and effective collaborative working. You examine serious case reviews and consider the implications for safeguarding practice and how central elements of the 'making safeguarding personal' agenda can be implemented. The implications of the Care Act for adult safeguarding practice are also examined in depth. You develop your reflection on your own practice with regard to safeguarding adults through a range of group activities.

How you learn

This course is delivered through a three-day block of teaching and includes keynote lectures, group work and the analysis of key documents in safeguarding adults.

How you are assessed

The module is assessed through a 4,000-word assignment based on a case study relevant to your work environment. This assignment is submitted eight weeks after the teaching block. Tutorial support is available after the teaching block in preparation for submitting your assignment.

Entry requirements

The course is suitable for qualified practitioners requiring knowledge of safeguarding adults. It is relevant to qualified and more experienced social work practitioners.

Health conditions requiring adjustments

For this particular course, you may need to undertake an occupational health or work-based risk assessment check. If you have a disability, specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism spectrum condition, sensory impairment or medical condition that may require reasonable adjustments during an external placement, in the university or in a clinical practice area, this must be declared as part of the enrolment process. If you are unsure you can contact the relevant admissions or course tutor for guidance.

Course information

Part-time

  • 3-day block teaching; 8 weeks for assignment preparation

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level: 6
  • Enrolment date: Various, please contact the School.
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

Contact details

Further information