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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.  

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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.

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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.

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London Ambulance Service NHS Trust Stakeholder Event: Providing urgent and emergency care for those with Learning Disabilities - Thursday 2 December 2021, 09.30am-11.30am

At the event, focused topics will be discussed and breakout spaces provided for services across health and social care, commissioning and third sector organisations to share thoughts and suggestions on this subject matter. 

For more information please visit here.

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Webinar: What makes a good Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) Author and Report? - Thursday 25 November 2021, 12-1pm

Drawing on the national SAR analysis, the quality markers, the experience of SAR authors, SAR sub-group and panel members, and SAB chairs, this webinar will begin to explore the components that comprise a good review process and outcome. It will include observations on what SAR authors can helpfully bring to the review process, and on report structures that enable lessons to be clearly identified and acted upon

This is a virtual Zoom webinar.

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Webinar: Showcasing the work of the North East Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) Champions - Thursday 21 October 2021, 12-1pm

Responding to the National SAR Analysis

Showcasing the work of the North East Safeguarding Adult Review Champions

This is the first 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.

The North East Safeguarding Adult Review Champions are a strong and effective regional network that have produced some demonstrable practical solutions to facilitate sharing knowledge, experience and learning to drive forward improvements with respect to Safeguarding Adult Reviews. The Champions will provide an overview of their progress to date and share their future plans

This is a virtual Zoom webinar.

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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.

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NRM First Responder Conference - Wednesday 13 October, 10:00-12:00

The Human Trafficking Foundation invites First Responders in London to join their online conference to hear from expert speakers to help you build confidence in making referrals to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM). They will take an in-depth look at what makes a good NRM referral and how the decisions are made.

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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.

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Transitional safeguarding learning event: ‘bridging the gap’ - Wednesday 8th September 2021, 14:00-16:00

This learning event will enable participants to improve their knowledge of Transitional Safeguarding; influence and change safeguarding practice with young people; and consider how to develop a Transitional Safeguarding approach locally.

The event will focus on how to use the report ‘Bridging the gap: Transitional Safeguarding and the role of social work with adults, a knowledge briefing’ to change local strategy and practice. Attendees are encouraged to read the report beforehand.

Confirmed speakers:
Fran Leddra, Chief Social Worker (Adults), Department of Health and Social Care
Dez Holmes, Director, Research in Practice
Dr Ruth Allen, Chief Executive, British Association of Social Workers

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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.

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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.

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


The language we use as professionals can have a significant, and potentially lifelong, impact on victims of exploitation. This webinar enables us to discuss victim-blaming language and how we can accurately and sensitively record and report on victim experiences.

Book here

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


This course will give you an understanding of the issue and why children go missing, and will
support you with practical tools to respond in line with the best practice.

Book your place

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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.

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Webinar: Understanding the role of the designated lead for safeguarding in faith-based organisations - 14 July 2021, 10.00am – 11.30am

The role of the designated lead for safeguarding is central in ensuring that organisations develop systems, processes and policies that support safety, and they are key to introducing and tackling a culture of safeguarding. This webinar will explore the importance of the role of the designated lead for safeguarding in faith-based organisations, what the role should encompass and how to tackle some of the professional challenges that might be faced. At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity to have your questions answered.

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

Culture is one of the key aspects of safeguarding that must be right, for our efforts to work well in protecting children and adults from harm. This webinar explores the principles of what a good safeguarding culture looks like. 

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

The National Mental Capacity Forum explores the challenges associated with the transition to adulthood for persons with impaired decision-making capacity and their families.

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Webinar: Liberty Protection Safeguards Recorded 26 April 2021, 10.30am – 12.30pm

This online webinar recording is a discussion and Q&A opportunity on the introduction of the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).

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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. 

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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.

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Past events

July 2021

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

June 2021

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