Training Courses & Events

Training Courses 2024 – 25

TSAB provide a range of face to face and virtual training courses.

All the training we provide is free, but in an attempt to ensure that every place booked is a place used we do implement a charging policy to cover late cancellations or failure to attend. Please familiarise yourself with the details before requesting a place: Charging Policy

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For further information and course dates please select the appropriate course title from the list below.

Format

Two half day webinar sessions or 1 Full Day face to face facilitated by Yo Dunn.

Aim

To support practitioners in applying learning from SARs and case law to complex adult safeguarding cases.

Topics Covered

  • Refusal to engage
  • Substance misuse
  • Self-neglect
  • Executive capacity
  • The inherent jurisdiction
  • How do we know if we have done everything?
  • Mental Capacity: relationships, sex and social media
  • Coercion and undue influence
  • Civil Order and other options
  • Domestic Abuse

Who should apply for this course?

Professionals with responsibility for Safeguarding Adults including:

  • Senior Practitioners
  • Team Leaders
  • Managers
  • Safeguarding Leads in Partner Organisations
  • Officers from Cleveland Police working with vulnerable adults

Entry Requirements:

Delegates will need to attend the Adult Safeguarding – Essential Legal Literacy and Adult Safeguarding in a Multi Agency Context courses prior to attending this course.

Course Dates
Webinar – 3rd & 4th July 2024This course is now fully booked
Face to Face – 7th January 2025Not yet open for bookings

Format

2 Hour webinar session facilitated by Yo Dunn.

Aim

To refresh knowledge and ensure a secure foundation of legal literacy for Safeguarding Adults work.

Topics Covered

  • The Section 42 Duty
  • Human Rights
  • Proportionality
  • Duty of Care
  • Specific and detailed capacity assessment
  • Better quality best interests decision making

Who should apply for this course?

Professionals with responsibility for Safeguarding Adults including:

  • Senior Practitioners
  • Team Leaders
  • Managers
  • Safeguarding Leads in Partner Organisations
  • Officers from Cleveland Police working with vulnerable adults
Course Dates
20th May 2024Fully Booked
22nd October 2024Not yet open for bookings

Format

2 Hour webinar session facilitated by Yo Dunn.

Aim

To refresh and develop legal literacy around multi-agency working in the Safeguarding Adults context.

Topics Covered

  • The legal basis of collaboration and co-operation
  • Information sharing between agencies
  • Responsibility and accountability in decision making
  • Resolving disputes and disagreement (including the role of the SAB and professional challenge)

Who should apply for this course?

Professionals with responsibility for Safeguarding Adults including:

  • Senior Practitioners
  • Team Leaders
  • Managers
  • Safeguarding Leads in Partner Organisations
  • Officers from Cleveland Police working with vulnerable adults
Course Dates
21st October 2024Not yet open for bookings

Format

2 Hour webinar session facilitated by Yo Dunn

Aim

To support staff in understanding s.117 responsibilities

Topics Covered

  • Entitlement to s.117 funding: how it arises, how it ends
  • Interaction between s.117 funding and other sources of funding including Care Act, CHC etc.
  • Division of responsibilities between health and social care for s.117 cases and the implications for assessments, care management, safeguarding etc.
  • S.117 and young people in transition from children’s to adult’s services
  • Brief outline of s.117 ordinary residence

Who should apply for this course?

Professionals with responsibility for Safeguarding Adults including:

  • Senior Practitioners
  • Team Leaders
  • Managers
  • Safeguarding Leads in Partner Organisations
  • Officers from Cleveland Police working with vulnerable adults
Course Dates
23rd May 2024Fully Booked
24th October 2024Not yet open for bookings

Format

Two half day webinar sessions facilitated by Nikki Sidgwick

Aim

The course aims to equip practitioners and managers who work with adults at risk with the knowledge, skills and confidence, to ensure that all Safeguarding interventions are person centered, and include the person (or their advocate) in identifying and achieving their desired outcome.

Who should apply?

The content is suitable for professionally qualified staff and those who work directly with people across statutory and non-statutory agencies. The course is particularly relevant for staff involved with adults at risk and those who may be required to submit a Safeguarding Concern; this includes: health and social care workers, Safeguarding Leads in Health and Social Care, Officers from Cleveland Police working with vulnerable adults, Safeguarding Leads in Cleveland Fire Brigade and Registered Managers and their Deputies,* Day Service Managers and Clinical Matrons.

*For Registered Managers and Deputies, it is recommended that you attend our Safeguarding Adults Training for Managers of Services in the first instance. For further information, please go to our training resources page.

Course Content

  • The legal and policy context of Making Safeguarding Personal, including The Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005, models of personalisation
  • National feedback and research on Making Safeguarding Personal
  • The individual’s experience of being involved in a safeguarding enquiry
  • How applying the Mental Capacity Act ensures that individuals are supported appropriately with decision making and enabled to participate in the process ensuring their wishes and feelings are paramount
  • Demonstration of best practice in applying Making Safeguarding Personal using the Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Procedures
  • Demonstration of skills and knowledge that contribute to making a safeguarding adults enquiry personalised
  • How to identify and ensure personalised outcomes for the individual within Safeguarding procedures
  • How to make best use of advocacy and/ or family and friends for the individual
  • Evaluation of the experience with the individual, what lessons can be learned?

Entry Requirements

Staff will be expected to have relevant prior training (i.e. in Safeguarding Adults, MCA), at level 1 or above, prior to attending this course. Completion of the Safeguarding Adults Awareness Workbook will meet this requirement. This training is relevant for practitioners and managers who work directly with an Adult at Risk, and/or those involved in safeguarding investigations and conferences.

Course Dates
2nd & 9th July 2024Request A Place
21st & 28th November 2024Not yet open for bookings

Format

Half day webinar session facilitated by Dr Alister Bull, Hope for Justice

Aim

Hope for Justice deliver high quality, award winning, interactive online training to ensure you will have the confidence needed to successfully identify victims or cases of Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Exploitation and respond appropriately

Topics Covered

  • Explain what Human Trafficking and Exploitation is and identify the different types that exist
  • Recognise the signs and indicators of Human Trafficking and Exploitation
  • Respond appropriately to a case / victim of Human Trafficking and Exploitation
Course Dates
6th June 2024Request A Place
5th November 2024Not yet open for bookings

Format

Two Day Face to Face course facilitated by Yo Dunn

Aim

The course aims to equip managers of services to be confident in their role of preventing and responding to abuse, applying the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) legislation and managing safe services.

Who should apply for this course?

Managers of services including:

  • Registered Managers and their Deputies
  • Day Service Managers
  • Clinical Matrons
  • Safeguarding Leads in Health and Social Care Services
  • Officers from Cleveland Police working with vulnerable adults
  • Safeguarding Leads in Cleveland Fire Brigade

Staff will be expected to have completed Level 1 safeguarding training prior to attending this course.

Day 1 – Safeguarding Adults

  • Understand the requirements of The Care Act 2014 in relation to safeguarding adults
  • Understand and be able to apply the Teeswide Inter-agency policy and procedures
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge to contribute effectively to a safeguarding adults enquiry
  • Ensure adults at risk are supported appropriately to be involved and represented in a safeguarding adults enquiry
  • Have awareness and practical application of a range of local and national legal, multi-agency policy and procedural frameworks when undertaking safeguarding adults activity
  • Have awareness of the legislative framework affecting choice, capacity and decision making
  • Explore safeguarding preventative approaches within health and care settings
  • Understand and be able to apply responsibilities in relation to Regulation 13: Safeguarding service users from abuse and improper treatment
  • Understand the importance of good record keeping and information sharing in relation to safeguarding activity.

Day 2 – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

  • Understand legal responsibilities under MCA and DoLS and the implications on practice
  • Be able to apply the principles of the MCA when managing care services
  • Use a framework for supporting and involving people when making decisions
  • Have explored with colleagues how human rights principles inform good practice when supporting people to make decisions
  • Have a clear understanding of the links between human rights, MCA and DoLS
  • Understand the implications of the Cheshire West judgment in relation to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
Course Dates
24th & 25th June 2024This course is now fully booked
8th & 9th January 2025Not yet open for bookings

Please note that this is a refresher course which is designed for delegates that have already completed the full Safeguarding Adults Training for Managers of Services course previously

Format

One day face to face course facilitated by Yo Dunn

Aim:

To refresh registered managers knowledge of how to fulfil their responsibilities to safeguard adults.

Who should apply for this course?

Managers of services including:

  • Registered Managers and their Deputies
  • Day Service Managers
  • Clinical Matrons
  • Safeguarding Leads in Health and Social Care Services
  • Officers from Cleveland Police working with vulnerable adults
  • Safeguarding Leads in Cleveland Fire Brigade

Learning Objectives:

  • Revise and reflect on the application in practice of the 6 key principles underpinning adult safeguarding
  • Refresh the skills and knowledge needed to contribute effectively to a safeguarding Adults Enquiry
  • Reflect on the need for effective communication and working together
  • Revisit the legislative framework supporting safeguarding adults
  • Refresh and update knowledge of legal responsibilities under the Mental Capacity Act and the implications for practice

Course Content:

  • Overview and prevention
  • Recognising and responding to safeguarding concerns
  • Working with adults at risk
  • Information sharing
Course Dates
4th March 2025Not yet open for bookings

Format

Two Half Day webinar session facilitated by Nikki Sidgwick

 Aim: 

The course aims to increase knowledge about Self-neglect, the impact that it can have on an individual and to increase understanding and confidence in the use of Local Risk Management policies.

Modules: 

  • What is self-neglect? – why do people self-neglect, it is more than hoarding
  • Legal framework – including Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Health Act 1983
  • Policy framework – Making Safeguarding Personal and Think Family
  • Research into self-neglect and effective practice – including professional curiosity, interventions that work, barriers to good practice and how to overcome them
  • Learning from Safeguarding  Adult Reviews – including the TSAB self-neglect procedure in practice and professional challenge

Entry Requirements: 

Delegates should have a basic awareness of Safeguarding, types of abuse and current legislation.  The content is suitable for anyone working with individuals who may be at risk of Self-neglect. Staff will be expected to have relevant prior training (i.e. in Safeguarding Adults, MCA), at level 1 or above, prior to attending this course. Completion of the Safeguarding Adults Awareness Workbook will meet this requirement. We would also recommend completing the TSAB Self-Neglect Workbook prior to attending this course.

Course Dates
5th & 12th September 2024This course is now fully booked
3rd & 10th December 2024Not yet open for bookings
13th & 20th March 2025Not yet open for bookings

Format

Half day webinar session facilitated by Mike Ward, Alcohol Change UK

Aim

The aim of this course is to:

  • Encourage and enable professionals in England to use legal frameworks to manage and protect chronic dependent drinkers.

Its focus is on how to make most effective use of the three main legal powers which can protect vulnerable dependent drinkers:

  • the Care Act 2014 in England or Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014
  • the Mental Capacity Act, and
  • the Mental Health Act

It also focuses on a handful of other relevant measures such as anti-social behaviour powers. In addition, it emphasises the importance of a process framework that will enable the powers to be used most effectively.

Who should apply for this course?

The course is appropriate for staff in all services who work with people who are at risk of alcohol-related harm. This will include anyone working in public-facing roles in health, social care, criminal justice, community safety, housing, homelessness, domestic abuse or other welfare roles.

Course Dates
17th June 2024This course is now fully booked
12th November 2024Not yet open for bookings

We offer 2 versions of this course aimed at different groups of staff. Please read both course descriptions and select the option that is applicable to your job role. Delegates should not apply for both versions of the course.

Format

One day face to face course facilitated by Nikki Sidgwick

Aim

The course aims to increase the knowledge of practitioners and managers who work with adults at risk in the purpose and function of a safeguarding enquiry, and to improve skills and confidence for conducting a safeguarding enquiry.

Course Content

  • The legal context of Safeguarding, including Making Safeguarding Personal, The Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • The purpose and aim of a Safeguarding Enquiry and how it should link to the outcomes identified by the individual
  • The role of the investigator
  • Completing an enquiry – information gathering, consideration of capacity, communicating with the individual, families and perpetrators
  • How to investigate in conjunction with other procedures including HR processes or police enquiries
  • How to escalate a concern if the initial enquiry appears to be more high risk
  • Professional challenge when it appears that referrals are not responded to in the way expected
  • Report writing using the TSAB template
  • Providing evidence at a Safeguarding meeting

Entry Requirements

Staff will be expected to have relevant prior training (i.e. in Safeguarding Adults, MCA), at level 1 and 2, prior to attending this course. Completion of the TSAB Safeguarding Adults Awareness workbook and The Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards workbook will meet this requirement.

Course Dates
5th June 2024Session Cancelled – date to be re-scheduled
21st January 2025Not yet open for bookings

Format

One day face to face session facilitated by Nikki Sidgwick

Aim

The course aims to increase the knowledge of practitioners and managers who work with adults at risk in the purpose and function of a complex safeguarding enquiry, and to improve skills and confidence for conducting a safeguarding enquiry.

Course Content

  • The legal context of Safeguarding, including Making Safeguarding Personal, The Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • The purpose and aim of a Safeguarding Enquiry and how it should link to the outcomes identified by the individual
  • The role of the investigator
  • Completing an enquiry – information gathering, consideration of capacity, communicating with the individual, families and perpetrators
  • How to investigate in conjunction with other procedures including HR processes or police enquiries and Court of Protection
  • How to keep people safe
  • Professional Curiosity and Professional Challenge
  • How to investigate complex and high risk situations
  • How to manage conflict
  • Report writing in the context of potential court proceedings
  • Providing evidence at a Safeguarding meeting

Entry Requirements

Staff will be expected to have relevant prior training (i.e. in Safeguarding Adults, MCA), at level 1 and 2, prior to attending this course and should also have some prior experience of involvement in safeguarding enquiries. Completion of the TSAB Safeguarding E Learning and The Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards workbook will meet this requirement.

Course Dates
11th July 2024Request A Place
4th February 2025Not yet open for bookings

Format:

Half day webinar session via Microsoft Teams facilitated by Amanda Chalmers

Aim:

The course aims to equip those working with adults who have symptoms of trauma to understand in more depth how adversity in childhood has affected them and how they can move on from it. It gives practical advice and insight into helping people grow from trauma.

Who should apply for this course?

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Officers from the Cleveland Police working with vulnerable adults
  • Social care
  • Recovery workers (drug and alcohol)
  • Safeguarding Leads
  • Mental health professionals
  • Domestic abuse support workers
  • Housing officers

Course Aims & Objectives

  • Revisit the basics of trauma informed care and ACEs
  • Understand the concept of the brain story and how the effects of toxic stress without support can lead to physical and mental trauma symptoms.
  • Explore ACE’s in more detail and gain practical knowledge on how to repair the damage.
  • Gain and understanding of the emotional mind and how it can work against us.
  • Gain practical tips on how to help people self-regulate.
  • Explore how to implement learning using a real life case study.

Entry Requirements

Delegates should have a basic awareness of Trauma Informed Care. We would also recommend completing the TSAB e-learning module on Trauma Informed Practice prior to attending this course. This can be accessed via our e-learning webpage: https://www.tsab.org.uk/training/

Course Dates
27th June 2024Fully Booked
2nd October 2024Not yet open for bookings
14th January 2025Not yet open for bookings
6th March 2025Not yet open for bookings

For more information on all of the training that TSAB offer, which also includes e-Learning modules and workbooks, please refer to our 2024 – 25 Training Plan

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Carers Week 10th – 16th June 2024: Identifying and Supporting Carers Session