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Why is Safeguarding Training Important?

One of the most important principles of safeguarding is that it is everyone’s responsibility. Health care staff frequently work with people in their moments of greatest need and can witness health and social inequalities which have a direct impact on the lives of people they care for.

Missing warning signs could have serious consequences and leave vulnerable individuals open to abuse, neglect and exploitation. To ensure the safety of everyone under your care, it is vital that staff are fully upskilled so they can carry out their safeguarding duties competently.

Safeguarding Role and Competences for Healthcare Staff

The Royal College of Nursing have published intercollegiate guidance setting out the professional standards that all staff at healthcare organisations need to meet if they are to be involved in safeguarding. They have produced 2 documents covering Children and Young People; and Adults which provide a clear framework that identifies the safeguarding competencies for all staff (clinical and non-clinical), who work in any healthcare setting to ensure that primary care staff are equipped for their safeguarding duties. 

Safeguarding E-Learning

E-Learning modules are available via the Learning@NHSWales website or the ESR portal

Modules include:

  • Safeguarding People (Adults and Children) Level 1
  • Safeguarding Children Level 2
  • Safeguarding Adults Level 2
  • Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence
  • Mental Capacity Act Level 1 and Level 2
  • Female Genital Mutilation Basic Awareness
  • Identifying and Supporting Victims of Modern Slavery


Additional Resources

External provision of safeguarding children and adults training

Link arrow   NSPCC 
Link arrow   Children in Wales
Link arrow   CoramBAAF
Link arrow   SCIE
Link arrow   Future Learn



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