Adult Safeguarding Training

A list of e-learning opportunities is available here:

PSAB e-learning

The Safer Portsmouth Partnership offers free domestic abuse training for practitioners.

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

NEW! A podcast on the Multi-Agency Risk Management Framework is available here.


Vulnerable Dependent Drinkers online training courses

Isle of Wight and Portsmouth Safeguarding Adults Boards and Alcohol Change UK are running six half day training courses on Safeguarding Vulnerable Dependent Drinkers. These courses are online and free of charge.

Over the last year Isle of Wight and Portsmouth Safeguarding Adults Boards have been working with Alcohol Change UK, Professor Michael Preston-Shoot and a network of local authorities across England and Wales to develop a national briefing on Safeguarding Vulnerable Dependent Drinkers.   This training presents the contents of the briefing in the form of a half day course.   The aim of both the document and of this course is to:

  • Enable professionals in England and Wales to use legal frameworks to manage and protect chronic dependent drinkers.

The course will on how to make most effective use of the three main legal powers which can protect vulnerable dependent drinkers: the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act.   It also focuses on a handful of other relevant powers such as anti-social behaviour powers.   In addition, it emphasises the importance of a framework of processes that will enable the powers to be used most effectively.

There are six online courses available.   Each is identical.   To book on a course please click on the link below and sign up.   You will be sent a link to the training nearer the event.

13th April 2021 10:00 – 12:30

23rd April 2021 14:00 – 16:30

13th May 2021 10:00 – 12:30

20th May 2021 14:00 – 16:30

2nd June 2021 10:00 – 12:30

16th June 2021 14:00 – 16:30

Learning objectives 

By the end of the training course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify chronic dependent drinkers who require the protection and support of key legal powers
  • Understand how the Care Act applies to this group
  • Understand how the Mental Capacity Act applies
  • Understand how the Mental Health Act applies
  • Understand what interventions flow from action under these powers
  • Understand what helps makes these powers work to their best effect.

Who is this course for?

The course is appropriate for staff in all services who work with people who are at risk of alcohol related harm.   This will include anyone working in public facing roles in health, social care, criminal justice, community safety, housing, homelessness, domestic abuse or other care roles.


Transitional Safeguarding workshops

29th April 2021 9.30-12.30 – booking here

8th Dec 2021 9.30-12.30 – booking here

This workshop will provide participants with an introduction to Transitional Safeguarding, exploring key issues and themes relating to this challenging area of practice. As well as raising awareness and understanding of national developments and emerging themes, the workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to think collaboratively about best practice in transitional safeguarding work. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss the key issues and challenges they experience in safeguarding adolescents and young adults, as well as their successes. Key areas of focus will include discussion of:

  • Improving collaborative working across child and adult services.
  • Opportunities to promote the exchange of learning and sharing of expertise
  • Capacity, consent, risk and rights-based narratives in safeguarding work.
  • Challenging and addressing silos in culture, practice, policy and statutory framework
  • How to better meet the safeguarding needs of adolescents and young adults and to secure better outcomes
  • Engaging adolescents and young adults when undertaking safeguarding work.


Safeguarding Concerns Virtual Webinars

Virtual training sessions on the recently-published 4LSAB Safeguarding Concerns guidance.

8th April 2021 09:30 to 12:30

10th May 2021 09:30 to 12:30

30th June 2021 09:30 to 12:30

9th September 2021 09:30 to 12:30

You can find details about the events and book them at the link here.

County Lines webinar

1st July 2021 13:30 to 16:30

Book this event here.

Coronavirus Training Update

Please note that due to the Coronavirus all face-to-face training provided by PSAB and Portsmouth City Council has been cancelled. Safeguarding awareness e-learning is available via Portsmouth Learning Gateway which can be accessed by a range of partners. See the e-learning list above for details.

Free Coronavirus (Covid-19) e-learning is available:

This can be accessed via computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone and covers:

  1. What is coronavirus?
  2. Sign and symptoms
  3. How it is spread
  4. Protecting yourself and others
  5. What to do if you or someone you know has symptoms
  6. What to do if you think someone had been exposed
  7. Testing and self-isolation
  8. Waste disposal and laundry
  9. General advice for safety
  10. Care Quality Commission Guidance (residential, supported living, homecare)
  11. Facts not fake news

Resources for Coronavirus volunteers

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

Video for Coronavirus volunteers produced by Waltham Forest here

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

One Minute Guide to Safeguarding for Coronavirus Volunteers (Children and Adults)

Information from Ann Craft Trust on What do Volunteers Need to Know to Keep Themselves and Others Safe?

Adult and Child Safeguarding Training presentation