Learning and development

Safeguarding Adults Week - 15th – 21st November
Programme of events

Date and Time


Booking Information

Mon 15th November

10.30am – 12pm

Emotional Abuse & Safeguarding Mental Health


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Mon 15th  November

1.30- 3pm

Creating Safer Cultures 


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Tues 16th November



NSAB Partnership Event

November theme: Rehabilitation

For more info, please contact: safeguarding1.adults@nottscc.gov.uk

Tues 16th  November



Online Grooming and Sexual Abuse: A Personal Account (Ann Craft Trust)


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Weds 17th November


NCC Trading Standards Scam webinar

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Weds 17th November

10 min sessions, every hour, on the hour between 9am – 5pm

Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility - Effective SG Referrals for non-social care staff


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Thursday 18th November

11am -12.30pm

Carers- Keeping well/ support for carers (Carers Trust)

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Thursday 18th November

1 – 4pm

Coercive and controlling behaviour (Equation)

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Friday 19th November


The Power of Language (Ann Craft Trust)

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Friday 19th November

1.30- 3pm

NICE: Organisational Abuse and Creating Safer Cultures

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About NSAB Learning Opportunities

Each agency is responsible for ensuring that staff are appropriately trained to enable them to carry out their duties.

Single agency training is important in safeguarding adults and responding to instances of abuse and neglect, but no one agency can do this effectively without working in partnership with others.

Inter-agency training provided by the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) is an excellent way to enable practitioners to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults at risk in their work.

We aim to deliver high quality, up-to-date safeguarding training, making NSAB courses and events accessible to all practitioners who work with adults at risk in Nottinghamshire.

 All inter-agency programmes will consider the individual rights of both participants, and the adults served with regards to:

  • race
  • culture
  • gender
  • experience of disability
  • language, sexuality
  • sexual orientation.

Competency Framework and Learning Pathway

NSAB’s learning pathway incorporates national standards; supports local strategic aims and promotes the need for cultural change for agencies who support adults at risk. The learning opportunities outlined, are based upon minimum standards and what outcomes specific groups of staff should be capable of achieving. The levels of competence those groups of staff should hold remains the responsibility of each organisation to measure with their own performance management processes. The competency framework and learning pathway profiles four groups of staff which may have different levels of responsibility to safeguard people

Competency Framework and Learning Pathway [PDF].

You can use this document:

  • for staff, to provide clear, relevant and proportionate learning and development opportunities
  • for management and senior staff: to measure competencies and identify gaps in knowledge/ training
  • to provide assurance to your organisation and commissioners of your service that your staff have attained relevant competencies.

Local Safeguarding Adults Procedures and Guidance

These documents provide details about how to raise a concern if you're worried someone is a victim of abuse:

These documents provide details about what to expect after you have raised a concern:

Level 1 / Staff Group A

Members of this group have a responsibility to contribute to safeguarding adults, but do not have specific organisational responsibility or statutory authority to intervene.

See your own organisation/ agency for support/ awareness, or consult NSAB Competency Framework and Learning Pathway and Local Procedures and Guidance (links above).

Basic Safeguarding Adults Awareness Trainer's Pack

This level 1 Safeguarding Adults Awareness Trainers Pack has been developed to support you in delivering Safeguarding Adults awareness training to your staff team.

This pack contains all the information that we would expect staff to know at this level, as well as a couple of group exercises to promote discussion and thought about safeguarding adults.

The resource explores the following questions:

  • What does Safeguarding mean?
  • Who does Safeguarding apply to?
  • What is abuse?
  • What are my responsibilities?"

Download your Trainer's Pack

Level 2/ Staff Group B

This group have considerable professional and organisational responsibility for safeguarding adults. They have to be able to act on concerns and contribute appropriately to local and national policies, legislation and procedures. This group needs to work within inter or multi-agency contexts.

Understanding Safeguarding Concerns

This course is aimed at those responsible for making Adult Safeguarding Referrals within your organisation based in Nottinghamshire County, as detailed in the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Adults procedure for raising a concern and referring [PDF]. 

If your organisation operates within Nottinghamshire County, and your role within that organisation requires you to act as Nominated Safeguarding Adults Referrer, you are invited to attend one of the dates that Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board has set up to provide learning on Understanding Safeguarding Concerns. 

It is our priority as a Board to safeguard those adults most at risk of abuse and neglect in Nottinghamshire. To do that, the MASH need to be able to focus on safeguarding adults referrals that meet the criteria for a safeguarding concern. This will also improve timely and appropriate responses for the adults themselves. 

As a result, we have overhauled our referrer level training, in line with recent guidance provided by the Local Government Association, and future referrer events will be under the title of Understanding Safeguarding Concerns. 

This course, aimed at those responsible for making a safeguarding adults referral for your organisation in Nottinghamshire aims to enable you to : 

  • Understand what constitutes a safeguarding adults concern 
  • Evidence- based decision-making in relation to safeguarding adults concerns 
  • What makes an effective safeguarding adults referral 
  • How to use the Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Multi-Agency Procedures and Pathways 

Choose your session:

All MS Teams webinars 13:30-15:00

Date Time Location
Wednesday 9th June 2021 1.30pm – 3pm Book online using Eventbrite
Wednesday 7th July 2021 1.30pm – 3pm Book online using Eventbrite
Wednesday 4th August 2021 1.30pm – 3pm Book online using Eventbrite
Wednesday 1st September 2021 1.30pm – 3pm Book online using Eventbrite
Wednesday 6th October 2021      1.30pm – 3pm Book online using Eventbrite
Wednesday 3rd November 2021 1.30pm – 3pm Book online using Eventbrite
Wednesday 1st December 2021  1.30pm – 3pm Book online using Eventbrite

Working with those who have Difficulty Engaging

As you will know, Self-Neglect was added as a category of abuse to the care Act 2014, and in 2018, the Board, in conjunction with Nottingham City Safeguarding Adults Board, developed its Multi-Agency Self-Neglect Advice and Toolkit [PDF].

In light of the ongoing pandemic, and in support of some recommendations from recent SARs, we are pleased to announce dates for an online webinar: Working with those who have Difficulty Engaging. This multi-agency webinar, facilitated by NSAB, and supported by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, and the Rough Sleepers Initiative, aims to enable you to:

  • Develop your understanding of self-neglect as a safeguarding concern
  • Understand how to use the Safeguarding Adults at Risk Self-Neglect Advice and Toolkit
  • Develop your understanding of Hoarding as a safeguarding concern and explore the multi-agency Hoarding Framework
  • Develop your understanding of Homelessness as a safeguarding concern – exploring routes for support
  • Develop your understanding of Making Safeguarding Personal/ person-centred approaches
Date Time Registration Link
23.06.2021 13.00 - 15.00 Book online via Eventbrite
22.09.2021 13.00 - 15.00 Book online via Eventbrite
27.10.2021 13.00 - 15.00 Book online via Eventbrite

NSAB Wilful Neglect Webinar

Following the success of the NSAB’s first training session on Wilful neglect we are delighted to be facilitating another session on Wednesday 28th July 2021.

This event is aimed at any practitioners e.g. ASCH, Health, Emergency Services, Voluntary Sector working with adults who may be at risk of abuse and neglect, including the Team Managers / Line Managers of those staff

Aims of the training:

  • Understand the indicators of wilful neglect and potential preventative measures which could be taken to protect the adult at risk and keep them safe
  • Understand and raise awareness how section 44 MCA prioritises people’s safety by making wilful neglect against an adult with care and support needs a criminal offence
  • Understand recent changes in legislation and how this can be applied in cases of wilful neglect.
  • Understanding partnership working regarding wilful neglect, and how this can be used to safeguard and support people to exercise control of their independence.
  • Explore appropriate pathways for accessing support when wilful neglect is a concern

Objectives of the training:

  • Recognise the actions that should be taken to protect adults at risk experiencing wilful neglect
  • Understand the principles of information sharing, mental capacity and person-centred approaches in relation to safeguarding adults who are experiencing wilful neglect
  • Demonstrate the roles and responsibilities of all agencies involved in making effective referrals regarding wilful neglect
  • Recognise how partnership working between agencies should facilitate effective processes to bring perpetrators of wilful neglect to justice

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Trainers' Forum

3 times per year

This forum is open to people responsible for delivering Safeguarding Adults training within their organisation.

Whilst not a training course, nor a train the trainer course itself, this open forum aims to provide attendees with relevant safeguarding adults information to be able to facilitate learning amongst the staff in their own organisation.

Subjects may include:

  • changes and updates to legislation affecting Safeguarding Guidance, including Care Act updates
  • providing learning from Safeguarding Adults Reviews
  • a chance to share Best Practice and network with colleagues from other Care Providers and organisations
  • discussions around any safeguarding issues you may have experienced
  • relevant topics related to safeguarding adults.

If you would like to be included on the email list for invites to this event, and you are the person responsible for delivering Safeguarding Adults training within your organisation, then please email safeguarding1.adults@nottscc.gov.uk.

Level 3 / Staff Group C and D

Staff group C This group is responsible for ensuring the management and delivery of safeguarding adult services is effective and efficient. In addition, they will have oversight of the development of systems, policies and procedures within their organisation to facilitate good working partnerships with allied agencies to ensure consistency in approach and quality of service.

Staff group D This group is responsible in ensuring their organisation is fully committed to safeguarding adults at all levels, and have in place appropriate systems and resources to support this work in an intra and inter agency context

All level 3 events will contribute to your Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Attendance certificates will be issued for your records.

Safeguarding for Care Home Managers

One of the areas we receive the most referrals from, perhaps unsurprisingly, is Care Homes. As a result, the Board has developed a webinar tailored specifically to the Care Home Sector and supporting the recent guidance published by the National Institute for Clinical and Health Excellence (NICE): Safeguarding adults in care homes [PDF]

Over the course of the NSAB webinar: Safeguarding for Care Home Managers, we aim to support you to:

  • Improve staff awareness of safeguarding
  • Ensure staff are confident and able to report concerns appropriately when needed
  • Ensure staff and residents have appropriate support through the safeguarding process
  • Understand the responsibilities of both your organisation and wider safeguarding partners
Date Time Registration Link
24.06.2021 1pm to 3pm Book online via Eventbrite
21.07.2021 1pm to 3pm Book online via Eventbrite
15.09.2021 1pm to 3pm Book online via Eventbrite

Learning from SARs events (TBC)

Aimed at level 3 staff (Groups C and D in Competency Framework)

Upcoming dates

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