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Safeguarding training for the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors

Anyone who works with adults in the community, either as a paid worker or volunteer, has a role to play in safeguarding adults and promoting their health and wellbeing. They need to have the right skills and knowledge to work with people to help and protect them. A range of training courses have been developed to suit all levels of staff and volunteers from the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors.

For information on the Training Courses and Online Learning for the Private, Voluntary and Independent Sectors, please click here.

This competency framework has been produced to support the development of a workforce, both within the local authority and its partner organisations, that is competent and effectively trained in Safeguarding Adults, and which is demonstrating continuous improvement and development; in the context of the Joint Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures (West
Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and City of York). You can download the document here

NYSAB Masterclasses

From 1 October 2019 the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Procedures for Safeguarding Adults moves from a seven to four stage model which help put the wishes of people at risk at the centre of safeguarding enquiries and Make Safeguarding Personal.
The Safeguarding Managers Masterclass sessions give managers/responders in organisations across the NYSAB partnership information on the changes in the new policy and procedures for cascading within their organisations and teams.

In September and October 2019 we carried out a number of Masterclasses across North Yorkshire.
You can access the Safeguarding Managers Masterclass Presentation that was delivered at this session by following this link

Free training from other providers

This e-learning package has been developed by HM Government following consultation with a range of individuals and organisations. It has benefitted from the feedback of teachers, local authority officials, community-based groups, youth workers and many others. Links to further information can be found at the end of this training.

This is introductory training. It will provide an important foundation on which to develop further knowledge around the risks of radicalisation and the role that you can play in supporting those at risk.

This training addresses all forms of terrorism and non-violent extremism, including far right wing and Islamist extremism threatening the UK.

This offers an introduction to the Prevent duty, and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves.

A link to the prevent duty guidance is available at the end of this e-Learning.
Course Type: E-learning                 
Cost: Free
Access here:
Prevent Training: https://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk
Channel Awareness: https://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk/channelawareness
Prevent Referrals: https://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk/preventreferrals

A programme of Domestic Abuse training.
– Coercive control workshop
– Supporting people with mental health and domestic abuse
– Safeguarding children and domestic abuse
– Supporting LGBT+ people and domestic abuse
– Supporting male victims of domestic abuse
– Domestic abuse signs, indicators, DASH and MARAC
Please see details and book North Yorkshire and City of York Training – IDAS Online Training Courses

A wide range of course topics – courses will be available until March 2024

Specific to professionals working within the North Yorkshire and City of York areas.
Course Type
Online Virtual – limited places and it is therefore important that you only register for a course if you intend to attend. If you are unable to attend your course for any reason, you must unregister so someone else can take your place. IDAS will report repeat incidents of non-attendance to your direct report.
Time, Duration and Dates can be viewed online

The #TalkSuicide campaign has been created by the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership to reduce stigma around talking about suicide by raising awareness of free suicide prevention training available from the Zero Suicide Alliance.

The Zero Suicide Alliance is a partnership of Health Service Trusts, businesses and individuals who are committed to suicide prevention in the United Kingdom and beyond.  The Alliance has a free, 20 minute online suicide prevention training programme.  The aims of this training are to: enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts / behaviour; help them to speak out in a supportive manner; empower them to signpost the individual to the correct services or support.
Course Type: E-Learning                   
Cost: Free
Access online at: https://www.relias.co.uk/hubfs/ZSACourse3/story_html5.html?utm_source=Relias&utm_campaign=Training-Landing-Page

The e-learning resource ‘We Need to Talk About Suicide’ has been developed alongside Public Health England (PHE) and has been supported by families who have lived through suicide, as well as health care professionals who work in mental health services.
We need to talk about suicide is specifically available to support volunteers and health care professionals who don’t specialise in mental health care.
Course Type: E-Learning                   
Cost: Free
Access online at: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/news-blogs-events/news/new-health-education-england-learning-tool-help-health-professionals-spot-early-warning-signs

If you would like to become a Friend Against Scams you can attend a short awareness session in person or complete this online training.
After this session you will be asked to start taking action to take a stand against scams. This could be by talking to your neighbours, friends or family about scams or writing to your local MP asking them to promote scams awareness action by delivering key messages to prevent people from being scammed.
Course Contents
Chapter 1:   Why is learning about scams important? 
Chapter 2:   Types of Scams 
Chapter 3:   How to spot a victim… 
Chapter 4:   Anyone can be a scam victim… 
Chapter 5:   Spot the signs 
Chapter 6:   Top Tips – what can you do to protect yourself and/or others? 
Chapter 7:   Reporting a Scam 
Chapter 8:   Congratulations – You are now a Friend Against Scams 
Chapter 9:   If you would like to do more…
To access the free eLearning course visit https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/training/friends-elearning

Project Alliance have put together a list of training to expand your understanding of Child Exploitation. These are free to access, with focus on how Exploitation, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking can be present in the places you work or socialise.
These are free, online resources designed to fit around your schedule and cover a range of expertise from beginner to experienced, working with different forms of exploitation.
Visit: Increase your knowledge and awareness of Exploitation, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking – North Yorkshire Police | North Yorkshire Police

Designed for: This session will help frontline healthcare staff to identify victims of modern slavery and take appropriate action to address their health and safety needs.
Length: 30 mins eLearning
Course content:
Explain what modern slavery is, who is trafficked and the reasons why people are trafficked
State where you might encounter a victim of modern slavery in a healthcare setting
List the physical and behavioural signs that suggest a person may be a victim of modern slavery
Describe the rights to healthcare for suspected victims of modern slavery
Describe some of the healthcare problems that a victim of modern slavery may present with
Explain what action should be taken if you suspect a child or young person is a victim of modern slavery
Explain what action should be taken if you suspect an adult is a victim of modern slavery
Access from: Modern Slavery – elearning for healthcare (e-lfh.org.uk)

Designed for: For frontline practitioners in local areas across UK
Length: 5 sessions varying in length 
Course content:
The Wilberforce Institute, together with the Rights Lab, Gangmasters Labour and Abuse Authority, the Humber Modern Slavery Partnership and Fresca Group, have developed a package of workshops aimed at front line practitioners in local areas across the UK. It is important that people working in local organisations, from health professionals to social workers, police officers, businesses, charity and community organisation workers, know not only how to respond to potential cases, but also know who else to involve to make sure people affected get the comprehensive support they need. This resource pack has been developed for regional Modern Slavery Partnerships to host five workshops, each aimed at a different target audience. You may choose to run all the workshops, or just a selection, depending on the current need in your region. Please feel free to run each workshop as many times as you wish.
Access from: Modern Slavery PEC | Interactive workshops for regional modern…

Designed for: Nurses, Midwives, wider health staff
Length: PDF Online/Hard copy
Course content:
Signs of trafficking in adults and children
Health signs
The role of nurse/midwife
Useful signposting/resources
Access from: Modern slavery and human trafficking | Clinical | Royal College of Nursing (rcn.org.uk)

Friends Against Scams have worked in partnership with East Sussex County Council and East Sussex Learning Disability Partnership Board to develop accessible easy read training.
Designed for: Everyone. Particularly adults with a learning disability, Autistic people, their carers, support workers, family and friends
Length: 20 minutes
Course Content:
What are scams?
How to spot a scam
Different types of scams
Why do people respond to scams
Effects of being scammed
How to protect yourself from scams
Format: Accessible training presentation
Access from: Accessible FAS training – YouTube
Accompanying Resources: Embedded_Conversation_Info_Sheet.pdf (friendsagainstscams.org.uk)

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