It is important that people who work with adults at risk understand what abuse and neglect is, and what action to take if abuse or neglect is suspected.
The following training is available:
You can access useful training online via
- Social Care Institute for Excellence: e-learning courses.
- Emoillents Fire Safety By The London Fire Brigade.
Identifying and Talking about Suicide Half-Day Course
Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.
It teaches skills to people who work with young people and adults. This course is suitable for front line staff i.e. school nurses, GPs, practice nurses and emergency department staff.
The Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) Domestic Abuse Board competency framework can help organisations ensure their staff have appropriate domestic violence and abuse training, commensurate with their role. Correct training will give those working with victims, families and perpetrators the confidence to provide an appropriate response to disclosures ensuring that the victim/survivors and perpetrators will be supported and signposted to suitable services, increasing safety. For more information contact Domestic.AbuseEssex@essex.gov.uk
You can find out about our Domestic Violence and Abuse Training competencies here
A New Guidance to help professionals protect adults
The UK’s first guidance to help healthcare staff more effectively protect adults who are at risk of abuse or neglect because of the level of care they need has been launched.
The Royal College of Nursing was asked by NHS England to lead the work, which has involved over 30 other Royal Colleges and professional organisations involved in healthcare, including BASW.
The new document, Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff, outlines the professional standards that all staff at healthcare organisations will need to meet if they are to be involved in adult safeguarding. Work on it began in January 2018.
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