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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.  


Human Trafficking and NGOs: What to know and what to do - Tuesday 18 October 2022, 11.00am - 12.00pm

STOP THE TRAFFIK, in partnership with Commonweal Housing, is running a 1-hour webinar and workshop to further explain what was learnt from interviews with experts to better understand patterns of migration and trafficking for those fleeing Ukraine. This will include a 30-minute Q&A workshop session.

Find out more here


LGA: Tackling Modern Slavery - Tuesday 18 October 2022, 10.00am - 12.00pm

To mark anti-slavery day, the LGA is hosting a webinar to launch our refreshed council guide on tackling modern slavery. This webinar, which will be hosted in partnership with the Human Trafficking Foundation, will provide an overview of the guidance and accompanying maturity index that have been designed to support the work of councils to tackle modern slavery in our communities. The Human Trafficking Foundation will also provide an overview of its recent report on approaches to tackling modern slavery in London.


World Suicide Prevention Day 2022 - Monday 3 October 2022, 9.30am - 12.30pm

This year’s theme is ‘Creating Hope Through Action’. The aim of the session is to inspire confidence and hope in all of us that our actions, no matter how big or small, can provide hope to those who are struggling.  

Find out more here.  


TASP Sharing Learning Supporting Partnership Working: Opportunities and Improved Outcomes that an Integrated Care System can offer to Safeguard and Protect Babies, Children & Young People - Monday 3 October 2022, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

We aim to “bear witness” to some of the themes that have emerged from a number of reviews and enquiries over the past months; with examples of how systems are innovating and integrating in their responses to these review recommendations. A range of colleagues will give examples of promising practice and models of what went well in the preparation and during the transition from CCGs to ICBs.  The event will be designed to leave the attendees with hope and inspiration and a clear idea of the future landscape, how we can work together and problem solve even our “stickiest” issues and build strong Partnership relationships at every level.

Find out more here.


TASP Sharing Learning Supporting Partnership Working: Independent Scrutiny and Local Safeguarding Children Partnership Arrangements - Monday 26 September 2022, 4:00 - 5:15pm

It is important that LSCPs develop ways of assessing the impact of scrutiny. Shared views from ‘Independent Scrutiny and Local Safeguarding Children Partnership Arrangements' (Pearce, Stratton, Parker & Thorpe, 2022) are that scrutiny creates most impact when LSCP leadership is driving the creation of an embedded, open and reflective learning culture.  Join us on Webinar 30, for an opportunity to reflect on and discuss the work of the project

Find out more here.


LGA: Transitional Safeguarding & Homelessness - Monday 26 September 2022, 2 - 4pm

Continuing the sequence of webinars on adult safeguarding and homelessness, this webinar will focus on Transitional Safeguarding where young people and young adults have experienced homelessness and/or insecure forms of accommodation. There will be presentations that draw on findings from safeguarding adult reviews and serious case reviews, and from research.

Find out more here


LGA: Transitional Safeguarding - Key messages from SARs and an Evidence-Base for SARs - Monday 19 September 2022, 12:00 - 1:00pm

This webinar will draw together an analysis of safeguarding adult reviews where Transitional Safeguarding has been the theme. Key messages for positive practice will be presented alongside an evidence-base that can be used when auditing and reviewing cases of Transitional Safeguarding.

Find out more here


Sensory Reconnections Event - Wednesday 14 September 2022, 1:00 - 3:00pm at Whitfield Hall, United Reform Church, 20 Widmore Road, Bromley BR1 1RY

For people with single or dual sensory loss, their carers and professionals.  We're here to help.  Come and meet a whole range of organisations who can provide support, information and ideas to help you stay independent and connected.  

Find out more here


LGA: Integration of Health and Social Care - Implications for Adult Safeguarding - Thursday 8 September 2022, 10:00 - 12.00pm

This workshop will bring together a cross section of adult safeguarding partners to explore the issues, concerns, and opportunities that are unfolding as ICBs and health and social care integration develop. The workshop will include feedback from a project looking at the impact on Adult Safeguarding and the workshop will break into smaller discussion groups focusing on what useful guidance, including reference to the newly emerging governance assurance arrangements, can be made available. The output of the workshop will be included in the final project report.

Find out more here.


Bromley & Croydon Women's Aid: Domestic Abuse Seminar - Wednesday 17 August 2022, 2.00 - 4.30 pm

Come and meet the team from Bromley & Croydon Women's Aid, challenge your preconceptions about domestic abuse and, most importantly, learn how to support your friends, family or colleagues who may be victim-survivors.

Find out more here


Suzy Lamplugh Trust: Live Life Safe: To reduce the risk of violence and aggression

People are safer - and feel safer - from violence and aggression; we want people to be able to live life to the full.  To raise greater awareness of personal safety and stalking issues, demand systemic change where needed, influence public policy, and promote a society in which people are safer and feel safer.

Find out more here.


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


LGA: Discriminatory Abuse Workshop for SAB Chairs and Managers - 14 July 2022 - 2:00-4:00PM

The Care and Health Improvement Programme would like to invite Safeguarding Adult Board Chairs and Managers to focus on important issues surrounding discriminatory abuse on the 14th of July 2022 (between 2:00 and 4:00pm) particularly on how they:

  • share strategic approaches and operational improvements to better report/understand discriminatory abuse;
  • build shared understandings of discriminatory abuse;
  • share good practice/strategic approaches/structures;
  • understand barriers to recognition, naming and reporting discriminatory abuse and/or
  • build relationships, discuss and act on discriminatory abuse with partner agencies/departments (such as the Police/Community Safety for example)

To receive a diary invite please send an email to: chip@local.gov.uk


LGA: Adult Safeguarding - Learning Disabled People & Homelessness - 11 July 2022, 2:00-4:00PM

This webinar will focus on an often-neglected practice concern, namely people with learning disabilities who experience homelessness. There will be presentations on findings from safeguarding adult reviews, alongside a presentation on resources for working with learning disabled people who experience homelessness. "Learning disability increases the risk of homelessness but can be masked and often goes unrecognised by services.   

Find out more here.


LGA: SARs in Rapid Time - 11 July 2022, 12:00-1:00PM

The SAR In Rapid Time model was developed by SCIE as COVID increased pressure for a speedy turnaround of learning. Increased volumes of SARs mean the pressure to find effective, proportionate ways of generating learning from case reviews is unabated. This session will outline key features of the approach, including how it is compatible with the refreshed SAR Quality Markers and some key learning points from the original pilots. Two Independent Chairs with experience of commissioning the model will share their reflections. There will be time for participants to share relevant experiences.

Find out more here.


SCIE: Webinar: Integrated care systems, digital and data - 27 June 2022,  2pm – 3.30pm

The Integrated Care webinar series 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.

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.


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.


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


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 1  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.


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

September 2022

Scams awareness talk for those with a learning disability - Wednesday 14 September, 14:00 - 15:30 at Bromley Civic Centre

June 2022

NHS: Safeguarding Learning Together Week - Bearing Witness to Child Sexual Abuse and Child Sexual Exploitation - 27 June to 1 July 2022

Webinar: Information Sharing with National Church Institutions The Association of Safeguarding Partners (TASP) - Thursday 23 June

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

Scams awareness talk for those with a learning disability - Thursday 16 June 2022

Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) and Discriminatory Abuse (Local Government Association) - Monday 13 June 2022

May 2022

Bridging the Gap with Transitional Safeguarding: Free Networking Event by Anster - Monday 30 May 2022

Human Trafficking Foundation: Addressing the Risks of Exploitation for Displaced Ukrainians in the UK - Thursday 5 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

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

Modern Slavery by Ella Palmer  - Wednesday 9 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

Modern Slavery by Ella Palmer  - 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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