Training courses

Professionals can access general and specialist courses to help build staff skills, knowledge, values and confidence when working with adults who have care and support needs.

Training is essential so professionals and volunteers are able to spot the signs of abuse and know how to act in order to safeguard adults in Derbyshire.

Multi-agency Vulnerable Adults Risk Management (VARM) webinars

This is a free half-day webinar that will look at the Vulnerable Adults Risk Management (VARM) process and how to most effectively use it to support individuals.

Key learning outcomes for this webinar are:

  • explore the VARM policy and procedures
  • consider the roles and responsibilities of different agencies within VARM
  • explore some of the skills and methods that can support working with individuals.
  • develop confidence in working with VARM

This webinar is aimed at Community Care Workers, Social Workers, Senior Practitioners, Service Managers, Occupational Therapists and external agencies.  All sessions will be delivered as webinars using Microsoft Teams on these dates:

  • 26 January 2021
  • 24 February 2021
  • 25 March 2021
  • 30 April 2021
  • 24 May 2021
  • 29 June 2021

For more details and to book a place, please log on to Derbyshire Learning Online (DLO) and search for the course title. If you need to cancel your place, please log back in to DLO to do so. Should you have any queries please call the Staff Education and Training Centre (SETC) on 01629 531492.

All staff should follow their internal agency guidelines when requesting to attend the webinar.

Safeguarding Adults: Chairing multi-agency meetings webinars

This is a free half-day joint course developed by Derbyshire and Derby City SABs for colleagues across all agencies, including the independent sector, to help them identify and explore the skills needed to chair multi-agency meetings to safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of adults at risk, with a focus on making safeguarding personal (MSP).

Before you book on this course, it is essential that you have already attended basic level safeguarding adults training, or have a practical working understanding of safeguarding adults criteria and practice. Please do not book onto this training if you do not already have this knowledge.

Key learning outcomes for this course are:

  • explore how to plan and chair multi-agency meetings where someone is at risk, whilst maintaining the values that underpin Making Safeguarding Personal
  • consider how to chair meetings to best practice standards, applying relevant legislation and guidance, including information sharing protocols
  • discuss how to prepare for a meeting, ensuring that participants are clear about their roles and what outcomes are to be achieved
  • recognise and practice a range of interpersonal skills to manage the meeting and achieve specified outcomes for individuals
  • identify some of the things that may go wrong in meetings and consider what actions can be taken to ensure the meeting remains focussed

All sessions will be delivered as webinars using Microsoft Teams on these dates:

  • 13 May 2021
  • 15 June 2021
  • 5 October 2021
  • 17 November 2021

If you already have a Derbyshire Learning Online (DLO) account, please log in and search for the course title.  To enrol and book a place on the course click ‘sign-up’.  For non-Derbyshire County Council employees who wish to enrol on this course you will need to create a DLO account if you do not already have one.  Please email ASCH.SSDTraining@derbyshire.gov.uk quoting the course name together with your organisational name; instructions will be forwarded on how to register for an account.

All staff will need to follow their internal agency guidelines when requesting to attend the scheduled study courses.

Safeguarding Adults: Making enquiries under section 42 of the Care Act (2014) webinars

This is a free half-day joint course developed by Derbyshire and Derby City SABs for colleagues across all agencies, including the independent sector, who are, or may be, directly involved in safeguarding adults enquiries.

Before you book on this course, it is essential that you have already attended basic level safeguarding adults training, or have a practical working understanding of safeguarding adults criteria and practice. Please do not book onto this training if you do not already have this knowledge.

Key learning outcomes for this course are:

  • demonstrating how the adult is at the heart of everything we do, while carrying out a section 42 enquiry by understanding 'making safeguarding personal' (MSP)
  • describing the process for recording information in an adult safeguarding enquiry
  • clarifying the role and responsibilities of safeguarding adults partners in making section 42 enquiries, and the possible consequences

All sessions will be delivered as webinars using Microsoft Teams on these dates:

  • 7 May 2021
  • 18 May 2021
  • 14 June 2021
  • 12 July 2021
  • 16 September 2021
  • 19 October 2021

If you already have a Derbyshire Learning Online (DLO) account, please log in and search for the course title.  To enrol and book a place on the course click ‘sign-up’.  For non-Derbyshire County Council employees who wish to enrol on this course you will need to create a DLO account if you do not already have one.  Please email ASCH.SSDTraining@derbyshire.gov.uk quoting the course name together with your organisational name; instructions will be forwarded on how to register for an account.

All staff will need to follow their internal agency guidelines when requesting to attend the scheduled study courses.

Derby and Derbyshire NHS CCG (DDCCG) safeguarding adults training programme

The DDCCG aims to deliver high quality training that caters for differing levels of experience and in ways that meet the varied needs of staff. This ensures that all staff are both competent and compliant in meeting their statutory duties of safeguarding adults in their care.

The DDCCG's safeguarding adults training programme for 2020 to 2021 is attached to this page.

Safer Derbyshire courses

Safer Derbyshire is a multi-agency partnership based at County Hall, Matlock. It develops, delivers and arranges a wide range of free community safety training for partner agencies in Derbyshire.

It provides training and awareness courses on a variety of subjects including:

  • community safety − introduction
  • counter terrorism
  • hate crime awareness
  • multi agency risk assessment conferences (MARAC)
  • multi agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA)
  • child sexual exploitation training
  • domestic abuse training

Book a course with Safer Derbyshire.

Derbyshire County Council adult care courses

The Derbyshire County Council learning and development handbook contains information regarding the National Competency Framework for safeguarding adults. It provides information regarding the current safeguarding adults courses available and a guide to which courses are relevant to each organisations or staffing group.

The safeguarding adults learning and development handbook is attached to this page.

To find out more about available courses you can download the adult care training programme and apply for adult care courses.