Training

The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board is implementing a multi-agency strategy for training in Safeguarding Adults. As part of this strategy the OSAB has developed the following:

  • Level 1 – Basic Introduction to Adult Safeguarding (E-Learning)
  • Level 2 – Frontline Worker (face to face training)

A level 3 course for managers and team leaders is in development and will be released in autumn 2017.

Training Dates for 2017

Click here to access the online booking system. Please first register on this new site and then you will be able to book on the training dates for the OSAB Multi-Agency Safeguarding Training for Frontline Workers events. Dates, times and availability are all listed on the online booking system.

The Level 1 e-learning course can be accessed here: http://booking.osab.co.uk/elearning-list 

If you require training outside of these dates or delivered in-house to all staff at once, or if you have any queries about the booking system, you can contact the OSAB (osab@oxfordshire.gov.uk).

Training Strategy and Competency Framework

The OSAB has developed a Training Strategy and accompanying Competency Framework. Currently the Board is only delivering Level 1 and Level 2 training. Agencies are expected to train their staff to higher levels themselves or source appropriate training from external organisations.

Training Strategy 2015-2018: OSAB Training Strategy 2015-18

Competency Framework: Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board – competency framework

Mental Capacity Act: E-learning Course

The good people at the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) are offering a Mental Capacity Act (MCA): e-Learning course.

This resource explores the Mental Capacity Act 2005, including best interests decision-making,and how to support people to make their own decisions.

The course is for everyone who looks after or cares for someone, for example, doctors, nurses, care assistants, social workers, and family members.

This e-Learning course module is charged. For access to the course, please access SCIE’s learning page: www.scie.org.uk/e-learning/. They also provide an e-learning course for Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards (DOLS), accessible on the same page.

Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP) training
Prevent is part of the government counter-terrorism strategy. It’s designed to tackle the problem of terrorism at its roots, preventing people from supporting terrorism or becoming involved in terrorism themselves.

WRAP training has been designed to provide an overview to the government’s Prevent strategy and how this is being implemented in Oxfordshire.

Preventing vulnerable adults and children from being drawn into extremism is a safeguarding concern. It is essential that frontline staff are able to spot the signs and make a safeguarding referral.

Who should attend:

  • This workshop is the baseline staff training, designed by HM Government.
  • Any staff member requiring awareness training may attend.
  • Any member of staff who has regular contact with vulnerable adults or children would benefit from WRAP training.

About the WRAP workshop
The workshop provides an overview of the Prevent Strategy and ways of identifying individuals vulnerable to radicalisation, as well as those who radicalise. You will learn:

  • About the new Prevent duty and why it is a safeguarding issue
  • How to recognise potential individuals who may be vulnerable to radicalisation
  • How the Channel Panel supports those vulnerable to extremism
  • How and when to make a referral.

Upcoming WRAP Training Dates:
The Fire and Rescue Service have arranged some more WRAP training dates which are listed below. The below training dates will take place at Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service HQ, Sterling Road, Kidlington.

Date: Thursday 30th November 2017

Session 1: 10:00 – 12:00

Session 2: 13:00 – 15:00

How to book:
Please complete the booking form to book a place on the WRAP training or for further information on training please email: fire.safeguarding@oxfordshire.gov.uk
For further information about Prevent visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/preventingextremism

Other Training Providers

Below are the details of a training provider used by several agencies within Oxfordshire.

Nigel Faiers  – Faiers Training Limited
01442 404971 and 07986 837463
admin@faierstraining.co.uk
www.faierstraining.co.uk