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Safeguarding adults training: Important information

“Safeguarding is everyone's business”

For anyone who comes into contact with adults who have care and support needs, protecting them from abuse and neglect is a critical part of the job. Part of the role of Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board (GSAB) is to ensure people can access the training needed to do this effectively and with confidence.

The GSAB has a recommended Multi-Agency Training Pathway for all organisations and partners; most organisations will be accessing Levels 1 to 3. 

Basic Awareness Induction (Level 1) 

E-Learning packages: Safeguarding Adults; Mental Capacity Act; Deprivation of Liberty

These  online learning modules are available free of charge for anyone who lives or works in Gloucestershire. For log in details please contact trainingenquiries@gloucestershire.gov.uk for user name and password. 

These training packages are also available for refresher training and have been updated to ensure they are  Care Act Compliant.

Safeguarding Adults Level 2 (Foundation) 

A half-day face-to-face session delivered by a GSAB approved trainer. The e-learning programmes should be completed prior to attendance. 

The Level 2 course provides training for all staff in health, social care and all other settings with direct contact with adults with care and support needs. Safeguarding Level 2 needs to be formally updated every three years, with employers assessing individual knowledge and competence regularly and refreshing as appropriate.

GCC staff: book through the Learning Service Booking onto a course

Non GCC staff: Through your organisation's GSAB approved safeguarding adults trainer. Otherwise, please contact an approved GSAB Trainer. 

Multi-agency Safeguarding Adults (Level 3)

A multi-agency one day programme for professionals / managers with organisational responsibility for reporting and responding to safeguarding concerns (e.g. Safeguarding Leads, Care Home Mangers etc.) This training day will enable them to follow local and national policies, legislation and procedures.

The e-learning programmes and Safeguarding Level 2 training should normally be completed prior to attendance.

This 2 day course provides specialist training for investigators / professionals undertaking the lead role in Section 42 Safeguarding Enquiries. It focuses on the safeguarding process, providing expert input, peer support and opportunity for practice reflection through role play. Staff attending should normally have attended safeguarding adults Level 2 training and Level 3 prior to commencing this course.

The course is mandatory for Social Workers, Advanced practitioners, and all other roles that lead on Section 42 Enquiries.

Booking onto a course

Safeguarding Leadership e-learning

The programme is designed to help supervisors, front line and senior managers in Children's & Adult Services, Health, Education, the Police, Private, Voluntary and Independent Sectors. It includes a module on 'Safer Recruitment' in line with GSAB guidance.

For log in details please contact trainingenquiries@gloucestershire.gov.uk for user name and password.


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