We are committed to the highest quality training. As a result of the Care Act 2014 the training programme is currently under review.
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.
Please download our latest Safeguarding Training Prospectus (PDF, 1Mb) for free training that is produced by Durham County Council on behalf of the Safeguarding Adult Board.
Regional Training Package
As part of the regional harmonisation of safeguarding training we have produced a Regional Training Package which is applicable for everyone who works with adults at risk.
The course uses the nationally recognised resources available from the Social Care Institute for Excellence and ties it in with the procedural tools used by your own local authority to provide training which really helps to clarify the requirements of safeguarding for adults at risk.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note this version has been updated, and any marking criteria you have been using will be out of date.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.
Easy read guides for members of the public and people receiving support and services
Download Staying safe (PDF, 1Mb) for advice on staying safe.
Download Stop abuse now (PDF, 2Mb) for advice on abuse and how to stop it.
Download What happens when abuse is reported (PDF, 950kb) to find out what happens when abuse is reported.
Care Act e-learning
A guide to the Care Act 2014 is available by clicking on the link below.
Some people may work with both adults and children or need to consider the family siutation 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)