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 (

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: 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.

Oxfordshire County Council are currently offering 1 hour WRAP training for professionals. Below are the current dates that are scheduled. To book onto one of these workshops please email

  • 21st January 2019 – 10.00am
  • 21st January 2019 – 11.30am

All sessions are held at Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue HQ, Sterling Road, Kidlington, OX5 2DU.