Learning and development

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.

NSAB Referrer Training Dates/Links 2021

We are pleased to inform you that we have updated and adapted our referrer training course to an online format and now have new dates available for this course.

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.

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 Safeguarding Adults Referrer Training.

This course has been developed to offer support, guidance, and clarity to you in your role as the person responsible for making Safeguarding Adults referrals within your organisation.

The overall aims of the session are to enable delegates to understand:

  • How to use the Nottinghamshire County multi-agency Referral Procedures and Pathways
  • What to do when a Safeguarding Adults Referral is not required
  • The function of the MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub)

The Learning Objectives for the course are to:

  • Explore your responsibilities as a referrer when a concern is raised with you or you have become aware that abuse or neglect of an adult at risk has occurred, or is suspected
  • Explore potential decisions which may result from the work you undertake as nominated referrer
  • Understand consent, information sharing, capacity and person-centred approaches in relation to adult safeguarding referrals
  • Demonstrate the responsibilities and key components in making an effective adult safeguarding referral

Covering a range of learning styles, using a mixture of presentation and interactive exercises, we aim to equip you with the tools, knowledge, and confidence you need to make effective referral decisions on safeguarding adults concerns that are brought to your attention.

We will send out course pre-reading/ viewing materials approximately one week prior to the event.

Choose your session:

All MS Teams webinars 13:30-15:00

Date Time Location
Wednesday 5th May 2021 1.30pm – 3pm Book online using Eventbrite
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

NSAB Wilful Neglect Webinar

As a result of many requests regarding learning opportunities around the subject of Wilful Neglect, NSAB will be hosting an online Wilful Neglect Webinar on 5th May 2021, 9.30am-11.30am.

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

To book a place on this event, please book online via Eventbrite

NICE Guideline Briefing: Safeguarding adults and care homes

Wednesday 31st March 2021 09:30-10:30 - book online via Eventbrite

The NICE Guideline published on the 26th February includes a number of recommendations which health and social care professionals, providers and commissioners are expected to follow together with the individual needs, preferences and values of their patients or the people using their service.

NSAB has arranged a briefing for these professionals and practitioners to understand this guideline and their responsibilities in relation to keeping adults in care homes safe from abuse and neglect.

The briefing will feature a presentation and a question and answer session with NICE Implementation Facilitator, Joanne McCormack.

Who is it for?

  • Care home providers, managers, staff and volunteers
  • Other health and social care practitioners working with adults in care homes
  • Health and social care commissioners of residential care for adults

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.

Learning from Complex cases

Target Audience:

  • Level 3 / Staff Group C and D

Aims of event:

  • help participants to develop their understanding of the impact of multiple comorbidities/ complexities on the lived experience of the adult
  • consider strategies for working with individuals with complex needs; assessing risk and working towards effective intervention
  • develop skills in professional judgement relating to assessment of need and risk, and be able to support capacity for change
  • increase awareness of current tools and pathways for assessing and working with individuals who refuse to engage with services within the legal and procedural context
  • develop effective strategies for working with individuals within a multi-agency framework.

Upcoming dates

Date Registration Link Location

Prevention – Social Isolation and Self-Neglect

  • identify behaviours and evidence for difficult to engage service users
  • strategies for encouraging engagement from service users
  • how to build relationships with difficult to engage service users
  • understand circumstances that may cause service users to disengage
  • support staff to work with difficult to engage service users

Upcoming dates

Date Time Registration Link Location
Monday 18 November 1.30pm to 4.30pm Book online using Eventbrite Richard Herrod

Learning from SARs events (TBC)

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

Upcoming dates

Date Registration Link Location
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