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Training: courses & strategy

Training for trainers in safeguarding adults awareness  - £199(+VAT)

Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) in partnership with KP Social Care Training Ltd is pleased to present Train the Trainer Safeguarding Adults Awareness.

The day-long session aims to train staff to deliver safeguarding awareness training to other staff and volunteers in their organisation. Participants will be provided with a set of training materials that they can use back in the workplace, including handouts, exercises, quizzes, case studies, power point presentations and a link to a safeguarding awareness film. The pack contains all the materials for a half day or full day awareness session and a 90 minute update session.

The total cost is £199(+VAT). A great investment for your organisation and its role in adult safeguarding. 

The next dates are:

  • Tuesday 17th April 2018 at Cotman Housing Association, Bowthorpe Hall Road, Norwich, NR5 9AD  (9.15am to 4.30pm)
  • Thursday 12th July 2018 at the Green Britain Centre, Turbine Way, Swaffham, PE37 7HT  (9.15am to 4.30pm)
  • Tuesday 11th September 2018 at Cotman Housing Association, Bowthorpe Hall Road, Norwich, NR5 9AD (9.15am to 4.30pm)

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Click here to book a place.


NSAB Training strategy (.pdf)

NSAB Safeguarding adults training programme (.pdf)

NSAB is pleased to endorse the safeguarding adults and Mental Capacity Act training programmes delivered by St Thomas Training.  St Thomas Training offer a wide range of informative and interactive courses, from general awareness sessions to 'know how' for provider managers.  

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St Thomas

The training is commissioned jointly by Norfolk County Council and many of the sessions are open to employees of health and social care organisations throughout the county of Norfolk as well as to employees of Norfolk County Council.

Norfolk Adult Social Services pays for all Social Care Workers in Norfolk to have free access to the Care Information & Learning Services website


Open courses 2017-18: Mental Capacity Act & Safeguarding Adults - places still available

St Thomas Training have a number of really useful open courses and a very reasonable cost but haven’t been commissioned by NCC . Never the less they look very good and the cost to organisations are reasonable.

These courses are aim to assist health & social care professionals to apply important elements of Safeguarding Adults and the Mental Capacity Act into good practice. The course are:

1.    “Learning Lessons from Safeguarding Adults Reviews”

A one-day session to enable practitioners, in a supportive, non blaming environment, to understand the key themes emerging from Safeguarding Adults Reviews (in Wales these are called “Safeguarding Adults Practice Reviews”). Participants will also reflect on what the learning means for their practice with service users and their communication and joint working with staff of partner agencies. This session will look at a selection of Reviews from across England and Wales, as well as some Reviews which are more local to the venue in which the training is taking place.

2.    “Sexual Activity and the Mental Capacity Act”

A one-day training session to give participants an overall understanding of how the Mental Capacity Act 2005 applies to issues of sexual activities. For example when a service user who has a learning disability, or dementia, wants to have a sexual relationship. Or perhaps when one half of a couple wants to continue a sexual relationship even though his/her spouse may no longer have the capacity to consent to that relationship.

3.    “Safeguarding Adults for Provider Managers and Senior Staff”

A one-day session to enable managers in the voluntary, private and independent sector to fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities effectively, and to work with their partners in the statutory sector to achieve, wherever possible, the outcomes service users wish to achieve for themselves.

4.    “Mental Capacity Act: Learning Lessons from Court of Protection Cases”

Mental Capacity Act cases go to the Court of Protection either where there is conflict amongst the people involved, and/or where the issue is so serious or complicated that it cannot be resolved through meetings and negotiation. The rulings of the Court, and the reasons for those rulings, can be invaluable in helping health & social care practitioners deal with similar issues in their own practice. So this one-day session will look at a range of cases which have been considered by the Court of Protection, to see what lessons can be learnt for our everyday practice.

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PREVENT training: new dates

Safeguarding vulnerable people & children from being groomed for radicalisation

This workshop is to raise awareness of Prevent (WRAP) The workshop will enable you to recognise when a person or child may be being targeted and groomed for radicalisation by people who support extremist ideologies and to know how to refer them for supportive intervention. Prevent is an important element of our safeguarding responsibilities. The workshop is delivered by a Home Office approved trainer and organised by Norfolk County Council. It is open to multi-agencies partners.

Click here for more information and an application form. 


Suicide Prevention Training 

There is a range of training available on suicide prevention. Details can be accessed via the Norfolk County Council Suicide Prevention pages  on the Norfolk County Council website.

The training section can be found on the ‘Information for Professionals’ page.

Training includes:

  • Free online Suicide Prevention Training - Developed by the Zero Suicide Alliance – A FREE 20 minute online training, which aims to; enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts/ behaviour, to be able to speak out in a supportive manner, and to empower them to signpost the individual to the correct services or support. This training has been developed to raise awareness of suicide and simple steps that can be taken to prevent it.
  • Suicide Prevention for GP Practices – Delivered by Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind. A 90 minute Suicide Prevention training developed for GP Practice front line practice, including receptionists and other practice health professionals. This is a Level 1 training - to raise awareness of suicide, developed for GP practice staff who may come into contact with those at risk of suicide.
  • Suicide Prevention Workshop - Delivered by Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind. The half day workshop explores the issue of suicide and how we can provide initial help to someone who is suicidal. This is a Level 2 training – to improve knowledge, skills and attitudes of suicide, developed for staff in roles who have regular contact with those at risk of suicide.
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) – Delivered by Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind. An accredited two day, interactive training that prepares caregivers to provide suicide first aid interventions. This is a Level 3 training – to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes for key staff working directly with those at risk of suicide.

For any further information, please contact Elizabeth Barnett (Advanced Public Health Officer, Public Health, Norfolk County Council)

elizabeth.barnett@norfolk.gov.uk or t: (01603) 638472 | 07717 868 994