Training

The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board has 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)
  • Level 3 – Manager/Leader (face to face training)

Following NHS Guidance, it is expected professionals refresh their training every 3 years as a minimum.

Training Dates

Click here to access the online booking system. Dates, times and availability are all listed on the online booking system. Once you’ve found a course and a date suitable for you, you will be asked to register for the course (and pay a fee if your agency is not a financial contributor to the running of the Safeguarding Board).

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. 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: OSAB Training 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.

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.

There is no longer any WRAP training being delivered nationally due to changes at the Home Office. There are new online packages from the Home Office.

New online content available from the Home Office:

Prevent Referrals: https://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk/preventreferrals

Channel Awareness: https://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk/channelawareness

Original E-Learning: https://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk/