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Safeguarding adults training courses and competency framework

Latest update - 21 June 2018

  • Update on Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board's (SSAB) Training programme
  • New Competency Framework uploaded
  • New Competency Framework Guidance uploaded

Safeguarding adults training

Taking responsibility for learning and development is key to having a skilled and competent workforce able to take on the roles and responsibilities required to protect adults at risk and ensure we respond appropriately when adult abuse or neglect does occur.

The programme of training courses is designed to give people working (paid or voluntary) in Surrey the training opportunities that will increase their knowledge and understanding of safeguarding adults. All of this training is multi-agency (with the exception of the e-learning packages). Training with people from other agencies and organisations promotes a mutual understanding of each others roles and responsibilities and facilitates the joint effort required to reduce and respond to adult abuse across Surrey.

Competency framework

In May 2018, Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board approved their revised Multi Agency Competency Framework. The framework is a guide in developing and meeting each organisations individual responsibility for ensuring a competent workforce. It has been designed to be a working document that is simple to use in all organisations and can be used to evidence the right levels of training for all staff. Please see the Competency Framework and associated guidance.

Training Programme 2018

The Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) training programme is currently being developed. This will involve a substantially revised programme. There will be a wide variety of courses available around Section 42 safeguarding enquiries, safeguarding responsibilities and specific types of abuse. There will be a new online booking and payments system. These courses will be organised directly by the Board.

We are currently in the process of running a training needs analysis to inform the future training commissioned by SSAB. Until this is complete we do not have any training arrangements.

If you wish to contact the Board support team about the courses please email:

Other training opportunities

Prevent training

SSAB encourages professionals who may come into contact with vulnerable adults at risk of being radicalised, to access the Home Office training on prevent.

Domestic Abuse training

There is a training programme available in Surrey for professionals requiring training on domestic abuse.

Female Genital Mutilation

The Home Office have made free Female Genital Mutilation e-learning and a resource pack available.

Financial abuse

Information and resources are available from the National Trading Standards team on their Friends Against Scams page.

Modern slavery

An e-learning course on Modern Slavery is available from NHS Health Education England. Please see Identifying and Supporting Victims of Modern Slavery.

Safeguarding children

The Surrey Safeguarding Children's Board has an extensive range of safeguarding children training available.