Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Level 3 (DSL)

Course information

Our Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Level 3 Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSL) course is for anyone who is responsible for Safeguarding Adults within their establishment such as Head Teachers, Governers, Heads of Year, Safeguarding Officers, Adult Care Home Managers, Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, Care Assistants/Teachers and those with Adult pastoral care responsibilities.  This course is set up for those working in settings such as:

  • Care Homes, Higher Education Establishments, Academies, Universities, SEN Centres, Medical Centres, Dentists.

We recommend that those taking this course should have previously attended the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Level 2 course so that they have an up-to-date understanding of Safeguarding Adults. 


This course will also link to the latest Government publications:

1. Education for a Connected World framework - 23rd Feb 2018

2. Teaching Online Safety in Schools - 26th June 2019

3. Keeping Children Safe in Education - 02nd September 2019

Further information about this qualification

Certification – Valid for 2 Years and Ofsted, local council and Safeguarding Adults Board recognised.  Your certificate shall remain on our system for 12 months from the date of completion.

Duration: Approx 2-6 hours to complete.

Progression - We would suggest the Safeguarding Children Level 3 Designated Officer DSL course and Safer Recruitment in Education course.

FREE Updates - you are welcome to look back over the course modules for a further 12 months from your course completion date. 

Bulk Discounts

  • 10% discount on 10+ courses
  • 15% discount on 25+ courses
  • 20% discount on 50+ courses

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Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Level 3

  1. Overview and Objectives
  2. Defining Safeguarding
  3. Defining Abuse
  4. Who is a vulnerable adult
  5. Law and Legislation
  6. The Care Act (2014)
  7. The Mental Capacity Act (2005)
  8. Section 11
  9. Professional Advice
  10. Types and Forms of Abuse
  11. Physical Abuse
  12. Emotional Abuse
  13. Forced Marriage
  14. Neglect and Acts of Omission
  15. Sexual Abuse and E-Safety
  16. Financial Abuse
  17. Organisational Abuse
  18. Discriminatory Abuse
  19. Domestic Abuse
  20. Modern Slavery
  21. Self-Neglect
  22. Recognising Signs
  23. Support for LGBTQ people
  24. Safer Recruitment
  25. Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding Manager
  26. Training
  27. Prevention
  28. Risk Assessments
  29. Responsibilities
  30. Disclosure
  31. Reporting
  32. Recording
  33. Referrals
  34. Post Referrals
  35. Sharing of Information
  36. Safeguarding Principles
  37. Whistle-blowing
  38. Protection Plans
  39. Guidance and Websites for further information