Adult Safeguarding Training

A list of e-learning opportunities is available here.

Self-Neglect and Hoarding Workshop 2024

Slides from the workshop along with other resources on self-neglect and hoarding are available here.

PSAB Conference 2024

Slides from the conference are available here.

The Importance of Community Partnership Information (CPI) Sharing

Learning Outcomes:

  • In what circumstances the form should be used
  • When to call 999/101 to report a crime and when to do a CPI instead
  • The importance of sharing information with police and how this relates to GDPR and the data protection act
  • The journey of a CPI – what can the results be?
  • How the form should be completed
  • Common errors seen when partners complete the forms
  • How we protect the details of the source of any such information

Target audience:

All front-line practitioners. In particular this is aimed at social workers, health care workers and pharmacists/GPs, schools and care settings, those who work in housing and substance misuse support.

Dates and booking information:

This training is online via Microsoft Teams. There is no need to book. Please put the session in your diary and join using the Teams links below.

Tuesday 16th July 2024 10.00-10.45 Click here to join the meeting

Monday 14th October 2024 13.00 -13.45 Click here to join the meeting

A recording of this session is available here.

Information Sharing (Clare’s Law and Sarah’s Law)

Aim and learning outcomes:

This course will give you confidence when it comes to:

  • When and how to share information with vulnerable members of the public about people in their life for safeguarding reasons without the consent of the subject.
  • What the Data Protection Act says about sharing information without consent.
  • Clare’s Law (DVDS) and Sarah’s Law (CSODS) – the Right to Ask and the Right to Know.
  • Where to find guidance from the government about when and how to share this information appropriately.
  • The protections that exist for you if you share such information without consent in an appropriate manner.

The course trainers are:

Jim Dineen – A police training sergeant in the MASH for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary. He has worked there for 2 years and trained approximately 2000 officers and staff (from Hampshire & IOW and Wiltshire Constabularies) and partners (from ASD, CSD and A&E departments) in various aspects of safeguarding and risk assessment.

Dee Hutchinson – A safeguarding staff manager in the MASH for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary whose team deal with all Right to Ask and Right to Know applications from members of the public and officers and staff. She has worked in safeguarding for 20 years and has been in charge of the Clare’s Law and Sarah’s Law police procedures since their inception.

Target audience:

This training session is aimed at any front-line practitioners working with children or adults at risk, including social workers, safeguarding leads, health workers, housing staff, teachers and those working in child care.

Dates and booking information:

This training is online via Microsoft Teams. There is no need to book. Please put the session in your diary and join using the Teams links below.

Tuesday 18th June 2024 14.00-15.15 Click here to join the meeting

Thursday 12th September 2024 14.00-15.15 Click here to join the meeting

Tuesday 3rd December 2024 09.30-10.45 Click here to join the meeting

A recording of this session is available here.

Abuse of position for a sexual purpose

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary’s Anti-Corruption Unit would like to invite you to a short training session on abuse of position for sexual purpose. The session covers:

  • Spotting warning signs
  • Reporting concerns to the force
  • Reviews and appeals

This presentation is aimed at practitioners who work directly with vulnerable people in Portsmouth, and is also relevant for those working in the wider Hampshire, Southampton and IOW area.

The training session will be delivered by Chris Stevens-Ballard, ACU Investigator and PREVENT officer.

The session will last about an hour and will include an opportunity to ask questions.

Booking information:

This training is hybrid. To attend online via Teams, there is no need to book. Please put the session in your diary and join using the Teams link below. To attend in person, please use the Eventbrite booking link below to book a space.

Wednesday 3rd July 2024 2-3pm (Online OR Conference room B, Civic Offices, Portsmouth)

Attend online (no need to book) Click here to join the meeting

Attend in person (booking essential) Book on Eventbrite

For further information or queries, please contact

A recording from the 2023 version of this training can be watched here.

Safeguarding Concerns training

Safeguarding Concerns E-learning is available here.

Responding to Domestic Abuse

Delivered by Stop Domestic Abuse the “Responding to Domestic Abuse” training combines the previous ‘victim’- and ‘perpetrator’-focused training, and aims to:

  • Define what is domestic abuse
  • What does domestic abuse look like for: Victims, people using abusive behaviours, children, professionals
  • To increase knowledge and challenge stereotypes of victim, people using abusive behaviours, children and professionals.
  • Types of relationships
  • Engaging with your service users
  • Understanding and accessing the referral pathway
  • Effective safety planning and its application to your practice

Training dates:

  • 15th May 2024 – 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • 11th June 2024 – 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • 11th July 2024 – 9.30am – 4.30pmy
  • 12th September 2024 – 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • 8th October 2024 – 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • 6th February 2025 – 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • 11th March 2025 – 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • 14th May 2025 – 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • 10th June 2025 – 9.30am – 4.30pm

To book a place contact Stop Domestic Abuse via email The venue will be confirmed once you are booked onto the course.

MARM awareness sessions 2023

Recordings of the online awareness sessions on the 4LSAB Multi Agency Risk Management Framework (MARM) which were held in 2023 are available at the following links. These sessions are relevant to professionals working with adults at risk in Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire or IOW.

Multi Agency Risk Management Framework overview

Multi Agency Risk Management Framework in Practice

Multi Agency Risk Management Framework – developing operational guidance

PSAB Conference 2022

See the slides and information from the PSAB Conference here.

Female Genital Mutilation Zero Tolerance Day Training

Online training was held in February 2022 to mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.

Download the slides here.

Watch the recording of the training session here.

Launch of the Multi Agency Fire Safety Framework

View the recording of this event and download the slides here.

Resilience film

A free screening of the acclaimed film Resilience was held on 7th October 2019. Click here for more information about the film.

Portsmouth Homelessness Training

3 sessions were held in February/March 2023. View the slides from this training.

4LSAB Homelessness Lunch and Learn 

Slides from the multi-agency lunch and learn session to introduce the 4LSAB Housing Practitioner briefing on Homelessness, held on 5th April 2023, can be found here.

Watch the recording of the session:

Resources for volunteers

See our animated video on Youtube for an introduction to safeguarding adults here

Video for volunteers produced by Waltham Forest here (this video was aimed at coronavirus volunteers but is relevant to all volunteers).

One Minute Guide to Safeguarding (Children and Adults) – NHS leaflet