Professionals and carers training

Safeguarding adults is about helping adults at risk to live free from abuse and neglect. We offer training for carers to enable you to improve your skills and knowledge.


We offer various training courses on safeguarding adults to help carers to keep residents free from abuse, neglect and harm. Our courses are in-person and available online as e-learning options.


Our e-learning course is free and open to anyone. Please email to access our e-learning courses.

Other courses

If you have staff who need to be able to identify adult abuse and respond appropriately, then we have several courses available. The following courses are only open to organisations with a contractual or partnership arrangement to provide care services to borough residents.

  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk – An Introduction
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk – Refresher
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk– Alerters training (training through drama)
  • Best practice for supervisors of staff who are safeguarding adults alerters
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk – The National Competency Framework
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk – Community Conference
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk – E-Learning

If your organisation does not have a contractual relationship with us, but you would like to access safeguarding adults training, please contact us to discuss options.

Book a course

To find out more about our courses and to book places on courses please contact the Safeguarding Team on 0207 527 8162/8883 or email

National Competency Framework

Staff and volunteers have a critical role in helping adults at risk stay safe from harm. We want to support them in this work.

We recommend that every organisation that works with adults at risk uses the new ‘competency framework’, written by Bournemouth University. The framework sets out what staff and volunteers need to know and do to help adults at risk. It includes a checklist that managers, staff and volunteers can use to look at how they work and find ways to improve.

The university did a lot of research before writing the framework, including talking to service users, carers and professionals. The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Learn to Care and Skills for Care have all approved this framework.

You can order your copy from:

Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work
Bournemouth University
4th Floor
Royal London House
Christchurch Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3LT UK

Telephone: 01202 964765
Fax: 01202 962025

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