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Training - Safeguarding Adults in Durham




We are committed to the highest quality training. As a result of the Care Act 2014 the training programme is currently under review. This page is under review - please contact us, if you need further information, or feel that information is missing on 03000 268870

Training Strategy

Training Strategy 2017/18

Download our Training Strategy 2017/18 (PDF, 1Mb). The strategy outlines our commitment to the delivery of training to agencies including health and social care, service providers and the wider voluntary sector.  Our aim is to increase skills and knowledge across the wider workforce, fostering good practice for the safeguarding of adults.

Training Brochure

Training brochure
Please download our latest Safeguarding Training Prospectus (PDF, 706kb) for free training that is produced by Durham County Council on behalf of the Safeguarding Adult Board.

Online booking system

We have recently launched a new version to book onto our courses.  Click on the link to access this and book a place on one of our training courses.

PREVENT Training

Prevent training
In addition to our regional training package for Safeguarding Adults, we have produced a comprehensive eLearning course that focuses on the 'Prevent Strategy'.

This course aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It will help you to respond appropriately if you become concerned about a vulnerable individual - whether they are a member of the public, customer or colleague.

Go to the Prevent eLearning Package.

Safeguarding Adults eLearning through Virtual College

VC training banner
Durham Safeguarding Adults Board is pleased to announce that a number of  elearning courses are now available to SAB Partners.

Alerter Training - updated for Care Act 2014

The Safeguarding Adult alerter training workbook and assessment sheet are available to use within your organisations.

In addition to the workbook there is also managers guidance providing the answers to the assessment questions and information on where to send completed and marked assessment sheets. This guidance is available for your manager by emailing

Please note this version has been updated, and any marking criteria you have been using will be out of date.  Please contact the email address above to request the new marking criteria.

Certificates will be sent to those who successfully complete the workbook.

Alerter workbookDownload Safeguarding Alerter Training Workbook (PDF, 977kb)

Assesment templateDownload Safeguarding Assessment_DCC Templates (PDF, 115kb)

Easy read guides for members of the public and people receiving support and services

Staying safeDownload Staying safe (PDF, 1Mb)  for advice on staying safe.

Stop abuse nowDownload Stop abuse now (PDF, 2Mb) for advice on abuse and how to stop it.

What happens when abuse is reportedDownload What happens when abuse is reported (PDF, 950kb) to find out what happens when abuse is reported.

Care Act elearning

A PDF guide to the Care Act 2014 is available

Guide to the care act 2104.pdf

SEND elearning

Some people may work with both adults and children or need to consider the family situation of the adult they work with.  For those staff the following e-learning is now available.

SEND in County Durham

Download SEND Practice Guidance (PDF, 190kb)

Download SEND Developing Your Practice (PDF, 189kb)