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Safeguarding Adults Training

Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board (GSAB) offer the training needed to protect adults in Gloucestershire who have care and support needs.The GSAB have a recommended Training pathway for all organisations and partners. 

If you are working in Health and social care, or are caring for adults with care and support needs, we recommend you complete training levels 1 and 2.

In addition to the above, if you are a front line manager, designated safeguarding lead, team manager or an equivalent role, we recommend training levels 1 - 3.

Please select the appropriate level below for further information on the course content and how to book.

Level 1 training is an induction to Safeguarding Adults. This is an E-Learning module for anyone who comes into contact with adults who have care and support needs, and it is apart of their role to protect them from abuse and neglect. Including  reception/admin staff, personal assistants and family carers. 

This module looks at:

  • What abuse is
  • How to recognise it
  • What to do if you suspect and adults is being abused

This E-Learning is free to access for anyone working or living in Gloucestershire.

How to access the ELearning:

You can access this E-learning Module via LearnPro Community.

Please contact the Multi-Agency Workforce Development Team on proudtolearn@gloucestershire.gov.uk or 01452 324306 for a registration guide. 


This Level 2 course is a half-day face-to-face session delivered by a GSAB approved trainer. 

It is for all front line staff that have direct contact with adults with care and support needs.

This session will enable delegates to:

  • Understand what Safeguarding is, and their role in Safeguarding Adults
  • Identify an adult in potential need of Safeguarding 
    • Understand their responsibility to raise a concern within Gloucestershire's multi-agency safeguarding policies and procedures

You are required to complete the Level 1 E-learning prior to attending this course.

How to book Safeguarding Level 2 Training:

GCC Staff only: Through our Course Booking System LearnPro

Non GCC staff: Through your organisation's GSAB approved safeguarding adults trainer. Or, please contact an approved GSAB Trainer to deliver this course to groups in your own workplace, or to find a training provider with courses open to individuals: Approved GSAB Trainer list

 

Further information: This training is valid for three years, however we recommend employers assess individual knowledge and competence regularly and refreshing as appropriate.


Safeguarding Level 3 training is a one day multi-agency course

It if for professionals / managers with organisational responsibility for reporting and responding to safeguarding concerns (e.g. Safeguarding Leads, Care Home Mangers etc.)

This training will enable delegates to:

  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge to contribute effectively to the Safeguarding process
  • Appropriately support individuals to understand safeguarding and support decision making
  • Gain a knowledge of local and national policies, legislation and procedures.

The Safeguarding Level 1 and Level 2 training should be completed prior to attendance

 How to book this course


This one 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, and peer support.

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

Staff attending should normally have attended safeguarding adults Level 2  and Level 3 training prior to commencing this course

How to book 

In addition to this course, we now offer half day sessions on:

  • Self Neglect and Safeguarding Adults
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Chairing Safeguarding Adults meetings.

Please note, delegates must have attended Safeguarding Adults Level 4 prior to booking any of these sessions.

How to book 



If you experience any difficulties registering or accessing any of the above courses, please contact the Multi-Agency Workforce Development Team proudtolearn@gloucestershire.gov.uk or 01452 324306.

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