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Adult Safeguarding Training


If you would like training on adult safeguarding to help you identify and support people who may be at risk of abuse, we regularly run a range of courses. Most of our courses are free, however before you book onto them please contact us for more details.

Due to the current situation with regards to COVID 19, all face to face Safeguarding Adults Training has been cancelled. We appreciate that even in these difficult times staff will want to maintain their knowledge and skills and may need to access training in order to do this so we are happy to announce a new Safeguarding Adults Virtual Training Programme. We have planned a programme of courses, which will be delivered by Zoom.


In the next few months we will be adding the following courses so please keep an eye out for dates etc.

  • Self-neglect/ hoarding
  • Safeguarding Adult Reviews- What can we learn


If you are interested in attending any of the below listed courses please email adult.protection.training@sheffield.gov.uk


Because the sessions are being delivered virtually, places are limited so please book early to secure a place.

Introduction to Safeguarding (2.5 hours)

(Equivalent to Level 1 and 2)

This is a basic introduction to safeguarding which is suitable for all employees and volunteers. The course covers:

  • The Care Act 2014 and the Statutory Criteria for Decision Making.
  • Why is safeguarding important?
  • Types of abuse/ neglect
  • How to recognise abuse and neglect
  • Responding to disclosures and allegations
  • Roles and responsibilities

 17th December 10.00 - 12.30 only available now.

Designated Safeguarding Adults Lead (2.5 hours)

(Equivalent to Level 3)

This is a new course on the Sheffield Safeguarding Adults Training Programme. This course is designed for organisations who have a staff working in the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead or Safeguarding Officer or Safeguarding Lead. It will focus on providing these nominated roles with the knowledge and skills to support staff to identify, report and record safeguarding concerns. It also looks at identifying what cases may meet the safeguarding criteria and how referrals should be made and the role of the designated person in any enquiries.


This course will cover:

  • The Care Act- Statutory Criteria for Decision Making
  • The role of the Designated Safeguarding Adults Lead
  • Good practice in responding to Safeguarding concerns
  • How to raise a Safeguarding Concern

Wednesday 16th September 2020


Dawn Shearwood

Thursday 15th October 2020

1.30 – 4pm

Dawn Shearwood

Tuesday 17th November 2020

10 – 12.30pm

Dawn Shearwood

Conducting Effective Enquiries (One day- two modules. Both modules must be attended)

(Equivalent to Level 3)

This course is designed for staff who may be required to undertake Section 42(2) Safeguarding Enquiries within their own organisations. The course will cover:

  • Planning an enquiry
  • Gathering information and evidence
  • Evaluation information and evidence
  • Conducting structured conversations
  • Obtaining witness statements
  • Writing enquiry reports

Tuesday 29th September 2020

(Module 1) 10 – 12.30pm

(Module 2) 1.30pm – 4pm

Dawn Shearwood

Wednesday 16th December 2020

(Module 1) 10- 12.30pm

(Module 2) 1.30 – 4pm

Dawn Shearwood


Safeguarding Managers Course (One day- two modules. Both modules must be attended)

(Equivalent to Level 3)

This course is for Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Health and Social Care and Health Care staff who perform the role of Safeguarding Manager (Enquiry Lead). This cohort of staff are designated Safeguarding Managers in relation to the Care Act and legal duties.

Other organisations may have staff within roles as ‘Safeguarding Managers’. In this case the Designated Safeguarding Adults Lead course would be ideal for those staff.

This course covers:

  • Roles and responsibilities of Safeguarding Managers (Care Act)
  • The Care Act 2014 – Statutory Criteria for Decision Making
  • Manging and supporting staff undertaking a Safeguarding Sec 42(2) enquiry
  • Exiting the Safeguarding process
  • Role of the Safeguarding Manager in an Outcome Meeting


Tuesday 6th October 2020

(Module 1) 10 – 12.30pm

(Module 2) 1.30pm – 4pm

Dawn Shearwood

Wednesday 25th November 2020

(Module 1) 10 – 12.30pm

(Module 2) 1.30pm – 4pm

Dawn Shearwood

Booking onto a course

please email adult.protection.training@Sheffield.gov.uk


SCIE is an excellent resource. You will need to create an account to access it, but it has really useful webinars, resources and updates.


Sheffield Safeguarding Awareness Week – learn more about different aspects of Exploitation

Safeguarding Adults Week 16th – 20th November 2020

Programme of Events

The theme of this years Safeguarding Week is ‘Exploitation’ and we have some interesting and informative sessions planned which cover both Children and Adult Safeguarding.

These sessions will be delivered virtually via Zoom and Skype. Places are limited so please book early. Once your place has been confirmed, you will be sent, via email the relevant link to the platform being used.

 The sessions have been separated into Adults and Children. However many of the sessions do overlap, so please take a look and chose the sessions you would like to attend.


Monday 16th November 2020:

Trading Standards- Sarah Poulson- 11am – 12 noon

Exploitation by Rogue Traders

This session is to raise awareness of exploitation by rogue traders and discuss recent successful court cases.

To book on this session please contact: adult.protection.training@sheffield.gov.uk


Jane Fidler - Sexual Exploitation Project- Sheffield 2.20- 3.30

Sexual Exploitation Project- Sheffield

To book on this session please contact: adult.protection.training@sheffield.gov.uk__   ______________________________________________________________________________________________________


Safeguarding Training

Booking onto a course

To book onto a training a course please email adult.protection.safeguarding@sheffield.gov.uk