Training courses

Professionals can access general and specialist courses to help build 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 use it most effectively to support individuals.

Key learning outcomes for this webinar are to:

  • 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. 

These webinar sessions will be via the Microsoft Teams video platform on the following dates:

  • 23 June 2022
  • 13 July 2022
  • 14 September 2022
  • 8 November 2022

If you already have a Derbyshire Learning Online (DLO) account, log in and search for the course title. To enrol and book a place on the course click ‘sign-up’. If you need to cancel your place, please log back in to DLO to do so.

For non-Derbyshire County Council employees who wish to enrol on this course you will need to create a DLO account. If you don't already have one, email derbyshire.learningonline@derbyshire.gov.uk quoting the course name together with your organisation's name, and instructions will be forwarded on how to register for an account.

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 Safeguarding Adults Boards. It is for colleagues across all agencies, including the independent sector. It will help you to identify and explore the skills needed to chair multi-agency meetings to safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of adults at risk. It'll have a focus on making safeguarding personal (MSP).

Before you book on this course, it's 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 don't already have this knowledge.

Key learning outcomes for this course are to:

  • explore how to plan and chair multi-agency meetings where someone is at risk, while maintaining the values that underpin making safeguarding personal
  • consider best practice for chairing meetings, 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

These webinar sessions will be via the Microsoft Teams video platform on the following dates:

  • 10 May 2022
  • 21 September 2022

If you already have a Derbyshire Learning Online (DLO) account, log in and search for the course title. To enrol and book a place on the course click ‘sign-up’. If you need to cancel your place, please log back in to DLO to do so.

For non-Derbyshire County Council employees who wish to enrol on this course you will need to create a DLO account. If you don't already have one email derbyshire.learningonline@derbyshire.gov.uk quoting the course name together with your organisation's name and 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 Safeguarding Adults Boards 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 don't already have this knowledge.

Key learning outcomes for this course are to:

  • demonstrate how the adult is at the heart of everything we do, while carrying out a section 42 enquiry by understanding 'making safeguarding personal' (MSP)
  • consider what a section 42 enquiry is and the reason for starting one
  • explain what might happen during and as a result of a section 42 enquiry
  • describe the process for recording information in an adult safeguarding enquiry
  • clarify the role and responsibilities of multi-agency partners in making section 42 enquiries and the possible consequences

These webinar sessions will be via the Microsoft Teams video platform on the following dates:

  • 9 June 2022
  • 13 July 2022
  • 13 September 2022
  • 10 November 2022

If you already have a Derbyshire Learning Online (DLO) account, log in and search for the course title. To enrol and book a place on the course click ‘sign-up’. If you need to cancel your place, please log back in to DLO to do so.

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 email derbyshire.learningonline@derbyshire.gov.uk quoting the course name together with your organisation's name and 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 Clinical Commissioning Group (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 for safeguarding adults in their care.

The DDCCG's safeguarding adults training programme for 2022 to 2023 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.