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Training & learning events

In addition to the BSAB multi-agency programme and ME learning offer we would like to share with you local, regional and national learning opportunities. We hope that the varied training offer below would be of interest to you and/or your teams. As a Board we would welcome your feedback on any of the following training you may attend - please do let the Board Manager know if you register for any of these.  


Papyrus UK: Further and Higher Education Suicide Prevention Training - running throughout 2022

In collaboration with Thrive LDN, PAPYRUS are offering a range of suicide prevention trainings in order to equip those working in higher and further education with vital skills to help prevent young suicide.

Find out more here


University of East Anglia: Transitional Safeguarding Through the Lens of a Safeguarding Adult Review - Wednesday 22 June, 1-2pm

The UEA School of Social Work are proud to present the next round of lunchtime seminars for Spring and Summer 2022. This year they have made the decision to host these solely online.

Find out more here


Scams awareness talk for those with a learning disability - Thursday 16 June 2022, 2-3pm

Course outline:

This course will help those with a learning disability keep safe from scams by raising awareness of the following areas:

  • What is a scam
  • Personal information and keeping personal information private
  • Phone scams – including mobiles and text messages
  • Online scams – including social media, friendship & dating sites, emails
  • Postal scams – including prize draws & clairvoyants (fortune tellers)
  • Doorstep scams – rogue traders
  • What to do to protect yourself and those you know
  • What to do if you think you have been tricked or scammed.

Requirements to register: To register ideally please ensure your carer or support worker is also available to attend the session with you. Please register your interest to attend here.

Please note that this session is for Bromley residents only, however if you live outside of Bromley and would like to receive similar training within your borough, please let us know here.


Bridging the Gap with Transitional Safeguarding: Free Networking Event by Anster - Monday 30 May 2022, 12:00 – 13:00

This open discussion forum is an opportunity for individuals in the Adults' Social Care sector to share practice and learnings and discuss barriers and challenges whilst developing relationships with other authorities in England.

Find out more here


SCIE: Five Training sessions to support use of the SAR Quality Markers

Following the launch of the refreshed SAR Quality Markers, SCIE is pleased to offer five targeted training sessions. The training responds to needs identified by SAB Independent Chairs and others involved in commissioning, conducting and quality assuring SARs as well as responding to the learning generated.

The events are:

  • Free, open access, remote sessions of 2.5 hours with a break
  • Aimed at Independent SAB Chairs, Business Manager, Reviewers, SAR Sub-group members, SAR Quality Champions
  • Stand-alone sessions; participants can choose which to attend

At each session we will:

  • Provide expert input
  • Clarify the research evidence base
  • Provide practical examples
  • Include hands-one exercises

Find out more here.


Human Trafficking Foundation: Addressing the Risks of Exploitation for Displaced Ukrainians in the UK - Thursday 5 May 2022, 14:00 – 16:00

On the 18th March the Government's Home for Ukraine Scheme opened for visa applications. Under the scheme displaced Ukrainian nationals who have a named sponsor are able to seek refuge in the UK. The Anti-Trafficking sector are concerned about the exploitation and trafficking risks that the scheme presents.

This forum will explore issues around unaccompanied children arriving in the UK, possible gaps in checks and safeguarding responses for vulnerable adults and children and the potential for traffickers to capitalise on the opportunities that the scheme presents, particularly around self-matching on social media. It will also consider the risks experienced by Ukrainian people in the UK who are ineligible for the scheme, namely those under the Seasonal Worker Visa.


SCIE: Safeguarding webinar managing volunteers in faith-based organisations - recorded 20 April 2022

Often, and particularly in charities, it is only with the support of volunteers that they are able to fully deliver their services. They can bring such diverse levels of experience and skill; effective safeguarding management can also enable us to retain and develop good volunteers.



Q&A Sessions for those planning LPS implementation

Are you supporting your council with their planning for LPS implementation?  Do you have questions on how it’s going to work? Come along to the National LPS Sessions local government Q&A sessions for those planning LPS implementation.  There will be a short input on the proposed scheme and then an opportunity to put your questions to a panel.

This is a free Teams Live Event.

If you have any questions for the panel or require further information on specific topics you wish to cover within these sessions, please email: chip@local.gov.uk


London Fire Brigade (LFB): A Carers Guide to Home Fire Safety - Learn how to keep people that receive care safe from fire

Sadly, around one third of people who die or are severely injured by fire were in receipt of some form of care or support. If you are a formal (e.g. domiciliary care worker, support worker or clinician) or informal carer (e.g. family member, friend or neighbour) and are caring for someone in their own home, our Carers Guide to Home Fire Safety will help you identify fire risks and show you what you can do to reduce them.

Find out more here


Human Trafficking Foundation: Lived Experience-Led Training - March 2022

Free online modern slavery training for London based councils, police, NHS and community groups.

The Human Trafficking Foundation has been working with an inspiring group of survivors, and parents of survivors, to develop unique modern slavery training for professionals in London. The training has been designed by the trainers with lived experience in order to include the topics they think are most important for professionals to know. The purpose of this training is to embed lived experiences into learning to help improve understanding, attitudes and services available.

The training will be held in small groups so book now to avoid disappointment.

Book Here


Modern Day Slavery: The Home Office Training Module for NRM First Responders

As a First Responder you are from an organisation authorised to refer potential victims of modern slavery into the National Referral Mechanism (NRM). Your role is to identify and refer potential victims of modern slavery into support, where appropriate. Doing so will often be challenging and you may have to deal with complex situations.
This programme provides guidance on how to spot the signs of modern slavery, and what to do when you come across a potential victim of modern slavery. This programme aims to give you confidence to follow procedures swiftly and with compassion.

To access the training please click this link.


SCIE: Webinars to book: Safeguarding in faith-based organisations - 23 March 2022

Safer recruitment practices help to make sure that staff, volunteers and trustees are suitable to work with others in the organisation and with beneficiaries, in faith-based organisations.


SCIE: Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SAR) refreshed Quality Markers launch webinar - Monday 14 March, 12.00–1.00pm

This is the third in a series of webinars that aim to demonstrate how progress is being made in responding to the recommendations set out in the National Safeguarding Adult Review Analysis.

Find out more here.


Housing support and modern slavery - Thursday 3 March 2022, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

With huge demand for temporary and permanent accommodation, housing for victims of modern slavery has proved to be a challenging issue for victims, councils and organisations working within the modern slavery sector.

With a recent update to the homelessness code of guidance clarifying that victims have priority status under the Act, and the national modern slavery support provider (The Salvation Army) keen to make better links with councils to help join up support, this online training webinar will provide an introduction to modern slavery and the role that housing authorities can play in supporting victims.

Alongside organisations working directly with victims, it will also hear from housing teams that have already taken steps to consider how they respond to victims of modern slavery.

The following LGA article shares more information on how modern slavery can take many forms including the trafficking of people, forced labour, servitude and slavery.

Find out more here.


Carers & Safeguarding Briefing Note: A Resource for People Working with Carers - Tuesday 1st  March 2022, 1:30 - 3:00pm

This webinar will launch a new briefing note for people working with carers. The briefing note has been developed in co-production with carers and practitioners, with the aim of producing a document for practice which is useful, concise and accessible but, most importantly, which reflects and respects the lived experience of carers.

The webinar will have an introduction from Dr. Adi Cooper, followed by contributions from Carers UK and practitioners from Cheshire East Council (one of the quoted good practice examples in the document) and chaired by the author of the briefing note, Teresa Bell, Independent Chair of Safeguarding Adults Boards.   

Find out more here.


Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness Webinar - Monday 28 February 2022, 2pm - 4pm

This is the first of a series of webinars designed to focus on safeguarding people experiencing homelessness. This webinar will focus on identifying the risks and supporting young people experiencing homelessness. It will open a theme that will run through all three webinars, namely learning from people with lived experience. Here the focus will be on involving people with lived experience in evaluation of services in Oxfordshire.  The webinar will also open a theme on social work’s contribution to counteracting homelessness. Finally, the webinar will also provide an update on Safeguarding Adult Reviews where homelessness has been a significant component.

Find out more here. 


Safeguarding Adult Reviews - Embedded Learning and Choice of MethodologiesMonday 28 February 2022, 12pm - 1pm

This webinar will continue the theme of embedding learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews, with a presentation by Abigail McGarry and Walter Lloyd-Smith (Norfolk Learning Framework). The webinar will also open up a second theme, namely how Safeguarding Adult Boards might select from the different methodologies available for Safeguarding Adult reviews. Betty Lynch will give a presentation on this theme (Safeguarding Adult Review – a model from Slough).

Find out more here.


Webinar: Safeguarding for trustees and management committee members of User-led Organisations - 07 February 2022, 11.00am – 12:00pm

This webinar provides an overview of new guidance on safeguarding for trustees and management committee members of User-led Organisations (ULOs). It provides practical examples using case studies from ULOs which can be applied in other ULOs.

As a trustee, you have a duty of care to your staff, people who use your service and volunteers and need to be assured that good safeguarding practice is in place in your organisation.

Find out more here.


Bromley Multi- Agency Partnership Event (MAPE):

Hosted by Early Intervention Family Services (who support the whole family and not just children) and supported by the Bromley Safeguarding Children Partnership.

During this session, multi-agency partners will learn more about how we can work together to ensure that every child in Bromley has the right help at the right time to keep them safe, and to meet their needs, so that they achieve, thrive and reach their full potential.


Modern Slavery by Ella Palmer:

  • Wed, 26 January 2022, 13:00 – 16:00 

  • Wed, 9 March 2022, 09:30 – 12:30 

This introductory course, organised by our colleagues in Bexley, is for all levels of staff in all frontline settings and includes individuals from voluntary sector. Multi-disciplinary modern-day slavery awareness training to meet the needs of frontline and ancillary professionals working in key agencies e.g. health, social care, police etc.


Webinar: Improving the quality of care through ICSs - 08 December 2021, 12:00pm-13:30

This webinar looks at Integrated Care System (ICS) development, including the information, guidance and tools being prepared for publication as part of the NHS England and NHS Improvement ICS Implementation Programme; and sharing good practice and learning.


COVID-19 and Adult Safeguarding: Findings from Research - Friday 19 November 09:30 – 12:00 

This session will look at the ways in which COVID-19 has impacted adult safeguarding following a 12-month research project funded by The Health Foundation and run by researchers at Keele University. The research project sought to understand more about the ways in which COVID-19 had impacted the law and practice around adult safeguarding, as well as exploring the ways in which the pandemic and responses to it can help shape adult safeguarding practice in future.


NIA: training for professionals working with women experiencing multiple disadvantage

Delivering cutting edge services to end violence against women and children. 

Increase your understanding of how to support women experiencing problematic substance use, exploitation and violence, involvement in trafficking and prostitution, homelessness, or those who are in contact with the Criminal Justice Service. 

Please join the interactive online workshop here.


Changing Lives: A loan shark victim's journey and the part you play

A continuing learning opportunity for those who have already received Stop Loan Sharks training.

This is an additional learning tool for those that already know the basic facts about loan sharks. Learn about the implications and facts around reporting or not reporting for your business and staff; Learn about victim safety, Data Protection issues and how to help victims open up about their situation.


Could you spot a loan shark? 

The purpose of loan shark training is to provide information and knowledge about the issue, how it relates to your work and how we can help those who have borrowed from illegal lenders. The length of the session is one hour.

This will include key things to look out for as a sign that a friend, client or colleague may be involved with a loan shark. This will show the impact that illegal lenders have on victims and communities and how we can work together to stop people falling into the clutches of criminals.


Video: Liberty Protection Safeguards - Looking forwards

As part of our work to support the social care sector to prepare and embed LPS within everyday practice, SCIE has produced a short video to encourage the sector to consider how LPS will seek to promote practice which aligns with human rights and the core principles and duties of the Care Act 2014.


Independent advocacy under the Care Act 2014 e-learning course (SCIE) - now available

Under the Care Act 2014 the role of the independent advocate is to support an individual or carer to understand information, express their needs and wishes, secure their rights, represent their interests and support them to obtain the care and support they need.

This course explains what independent advocacy means under the Care Act 2014. 


Thrive LDN is leading a campaign to get 100,000 Londoners to take the FREE online suicide prevention training.

Thrive London have partnered with the Zero Suicide Alliance, who have created a training program to help people to be able to identify warning signs and to feel comfortable having conversations about suicide.

Access this training here.


Past events

May 2022

NHS: Supporting hospital discharge for patients experiencing homelessness, with no recourse to public funds:

  • Tuesday 5 April 
  • Wednesday 4 May
  • Tuesday 17 May 

April 2022

Bromley’s 14-25 Transition Day - Monday 25 April 2022

March 2022


February 2022

Working with Male Victims of Domestic Abuse (Bromley Councils Respect Ascent) - 31 January – 28 February 2022

The 3rd Covid-19 Adult Safeguarding Insight Project (Local Government Association) - Thursday 24 February 2022

January 2022

Scams awareness talk for those with a learning disability (London Borough of Bromley) - Wednesday 26 January 2022

Safeguarding Adult Reviews: Assessing the Impact and Managing the Challenges of Embedding Learning from SARs (Local Government Association) - Monday 24 January 2022

Young people support group - every week for 6 weeks from 18 January 2022

NHS Safeguarding Learning Together Week – Monday 17 - Friday 21 January 2022

"VITA Network discusses... County Lines" with Kendra Houseman (Human Trafficking Foundation) - Tuesday 18 January 2022

December 2021

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust Stakeholder Event: Providing urgent and emergency care for those with Learning Disabilities (NHS Trust) - Thursday 2 December 2021

November 2021

Webinar: What makes a good Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) Author and Report? (Local Government Association) - Thursday 25 November 2021

October 2021

Webinar: Showcasing the work of the North East Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) Champions (Local Government Association) - Thursday 21 October 2021

NRM First Responder Conference (Human Trafficking Foundation) - Wednesday 13 October 2021

September 2021

HTF: NWG Mind Your Language – Exploitation & Victim Blaming Webinar - Various Dates September 2021 - March 2022

Transitional safeguarding learning event: ‘bridging the gap’ (Local Government Association) - Wednesday 8th September 2021

HTF: Safe Accommodation and Missing Victims of Trafficking- 6-7 September 2021

July 2021

HTF: One Year On: Launch of Race Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan - 15th July

Webinar: Understanding the role of the designated lead for safeguarding in faith-based organisations (SCIE) - 14 July 2021

June 2021

'Bridging the Gap' - A Knowledge Briefing Transitional Safeguarding and the Role of Social Work with Adults: launch event - 29 June 2021

Webinar: Exploring the safeguarding culture within faith-based organisations (SCIE) - Recorded 23 June 2021

Webinar: Approaching the cliff-edge of 18 (SCIE) - Recorded 15 June 2021

May 2021

Adult Support and Protection and Safeguarding Five Nations Conference Series Event 4: The Rise and Rise of Institutional Abuse (Margaret Flynn) - 14 May

April 2021

Unlocking the hidden risks of modern slavery in supply chains (Achilles) - 29 Apr 2021

The Experience of Detention & Asylum for Modern-Day Slavery Survivors (Human Trafficking Foundation) - Tue 27 April 2021

Webinar: Liberty Protection Safeguards (SCIE) - 26 April 2021

March 2021

Child criminal exploitation and county lines (Human Trafficking Foundation) - Tuesday 23rd March

The Survivors Trust (Domestic Violence) - Tuesday 23 March, Wednesday 24 March

Ongoing and Future Challenges Faced by Survivors Due to COVID-19 (Human Trafficking Foundation) - Thursday 18 March

NHS Safeguarding Think Family Week- from 1 to 4 March

Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness: 8 Virtual Seminars:

  • 1st March 2021 - Tackling Specific Issues: safeguarding people experiencing homelessness. Confirmed speakers include Mike Ward (alcohol abuse), Barney Wells (mental capacity) and Kate Spreadbury (multi-agency collaboration).
  • 8th March 2021 - Making Every Adult Matter and Every Contact Count – Reviewing Learning about Positive Practice in safeguarding people experiencing homelessness. Confirmed speakers include Adi Cooper, Michael Preston-Shoot and experts by experience.

February 2021

Romance Scams Alert - Anyone can become a victim - Wednesday 10 February 2021

Adult Support, Protection and Safeguarding Five Nations Conference Series - Monday 8 February 2021

Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness: 8 Virtual Seminars:

  • 15th February 2021 - Legal Literacy in safeguarding people experiencing homelessness.  Confirmed speakers: Laura Pritchard-Jones and Henry St Clair Miller
  • 23rd February 2021 - Governance of Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness. Confirmed speakers include Jane Cook and Michael Preston-Shoot

January 2021

Practical collaboration during COVID-19: working together to support adults with learning disabilities (Skills for Care)  - Thursday 28 January

Making Safeguarding Personal - Wednesday 27 January, Wednesday 3 February

Countering Far Right Extremism: training for senior frontline professionals in social care - 19 January 2021 

Research in Practice: Legal Literacy Webinar - 14 January

Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness: 8 Virtual Seminars:

  • 13th January 2021 - Commissioning and Provider Services: safeguarding people experiencing homelessness. Confirmed speakers include Gill Taylor.
  • 18th January 2021 - Psychologically-informed and Reflective Practice in safeguarding people experiencing homelessness. Speakers include Katy Shorten and Lydia Guthrie.
  • 25th January 2021 - Learning Lessons from the Response to Covid-19 regarding safeguarding people experiencing homelessness. Speakers include Susan Harrison.

December 2020

Countering Far Right Extremism: training for senior frontline professionals in social care 16 December 2020

Transition from Children to Adults Safeguarding: with Dez Holmes from Research in Practice - 7 December

Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness: 8 Virtual Seminars:

  • 17th December 2020 - Foundations for Positive Practice in safeguarding people who are homeless

November 2020

What does the Modern Slavery Act section 49 mean for Local Authorities? - 25 November 

BSAB Safeguarding Awareness Week - 16-20 November 

Lewisham SAR Learning Event (Tyrone Goodyear) - Thursday 19 November 

Hestia: Supporting employees affected by domestic abuse during COVID-19- 28 October & 3 November 2020

October 2020

London Borough Bromley: ‘How are our Children Coping?’ workshops- 21-30 October 2020 

Supporting victims of modern slavery who are homeless in Westminster: Challenges and Achievements - Wednesday 21 October 2020

September 2020

London Councils Violence Reduction Learning Hub – National Referral Mechanism (NRM) -17 September 2020

July 2020

Lasting power of attorney advocate network induction: Office of the Public Guardian - 27-30 July 2020

Mental Health Awareness Training for Health and Social Care Professionals - 23 July

SCIE: Safeguarding adults training webinar series - Running until 22 July 2020


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