PLEASE NOTE.  All of OSAB’s core training has been updated for 2020.


In response to feedback from delegates, our Level 2 (Frontline Worker) course has been split into the following two courses:


  • Level 2 (Awareness) – for those who have infrequent or one-off contact with adults with care and support needs (e.g. customer service advisors, leisure centre staff, administrators, maintenance staff, etc.)  This training is designed for staff who are unlikely to be involved in any depth in safeguarding work, but who need an understanding of adult safeguarding issues, indicators to look out for, and how to report any concerns they have about an individual.


  • Level 3 (Caseworker) – for those who have frequent or repeated contact with adults with care and support needs but not in a management or lead capacity (e.g. care staff, social workers, key workers, health professionals, etc)  This training is designed for workers who are likely to be involved in safeguarding enquiries and require more in depth knowledge of the subject area, i.e. legal literacy, information sharing, risk assessment.


The Level 3 (Lead/Manager) course is unaffected.


If you are in doubt which course you now need to attend, please speak to your manager.


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 – Awareness (face to face training)
  • Level 3 – Caseworker (face to face training)
  • Level 3 – Lead/Manager (face to face training)

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




PLEASE NOTE: In order to attend the DA Children & Families (DAT01) and/or Risk Assessment & Safety Planning (DAT02) training, you will have to have completed the Domestic Abuse: Basic Awareness (DAU01) training within the past two years.

In order to attend the DA Champions (DAR01) training, you will need to have completed both the Domestic Abuse: Basic Awareness (DAU01) and Domestic Abuse: Risk Assessment & Safety Planning (DAT02) training within the past two years.

Domestic Abuse (Basic Awareness) (DAU01)

Domestic Abuse (Children & Families) (DAT01)

Domestic Abuse (Risk Assessment & Safety Planning) (DAT02)

Domestic Abuse Champions (DAR01)


Modern Slavery and Adult Safeguarding (e-learning) –  This course is suitable for workers in the health and social care sectors.  It also provides a basic level training for all staff.  It is designed for anyone who encounters adults at risk of abuse in the community, in a person’s own home, in a hospital, in a day care or residential setting. This includes formal and informal carers, volunteers, health and social care professionals.


Introduction to Homelessness Prevention – The Children’s Board host a free introductory course for people who work with families, young people and single person households who are homeless or may be at risk of homelessness. You can access the course on this link:


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).  Please complete a registration with your own details as this will ensure Certificates of Attendance are in your name, and not that of someone who may have booked on your behalf.

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.

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:

Channel Awareness:

Original E-Learning: