Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Face-to-face Training

Due to the Government’s announcement made on 16.3.2020 around the Coronavirus pandemic, OSAB are cancelling all face-to-face training sessions up to and including 29th May April 2020.  The situation will be monitored closely and OSAB will provide updates as and when known.

Thank you and take care.

From the OSAB team.

You can book on our e-learning and face-to-face training by clicking here.

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.


OSAB will no longer be hosting Domestic Abuse related training on it’s website after the final session on 19th March 2020.

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.

FURTHER TRAINING HOSTED BY OSCB (Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board):-

Co-production: moving from theory to practice (from ‘what it is’ to ‘how to do it’)

This course is designed for people who are interested in learning how to apply the principles of co-production into the way they work. Delegates will have already completed our Introduction to Co-production module on the website (see below), or another relevant introduction to co-production course (for example SCIE’s).

Target Audience:

The course is a 1 day multi-agency training. It is open for anyone who is affected by Health & Social Care (H&SC), including people who use services or who care for someone that does, providers of services, or people working in H&SC.

You will be interested in this training if:

-you care about actively improving the way health & social care is designed and delivered, where collaboration, integration, equality and diversity are central to the way we work

-you are passionate about building stronger more resilient and sustainable communities

-you want to be a driver of change, incorporating these principles into your area of work

-you want to learn and share with other people who share this passion

Course Aims:

  • Understand the principles and values of co-production & why it works
  • Understand how co-production differs from other forms of engagement
  • Understand the processes involved in starting out – how co-production looks in practice
  • Understand some of the best practice skills, tools, and techniques that are required to facilitate co-production
  • Gain knowledge of good examples, why and how they worked
  • What some of the challenges are and how to overcome them
  • To engage in sharing experiences and learning from each other
  • And to give attendees the knowledge and confidence to implement co-production in their own area of work or community groups

This course is delivered by members of Co-production Oxfordshire.

To access the online introductory learning module please download the online training here:

If you are interested in attending this training, please follow the link which will take you to the OSCB website where you can see more details about the event and the option to book a place.
Dates: 21st April, 21st July, 13th October 2020 & 19th January 2021.
Venue:  John Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall St Oxford OX1 2DH.
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:

In-house Training

If you require training outside of the dates that are available on the training system 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: