Adult Safeguarding Training

A list of e-learning opportunities is available here.

MARM Awareness sessions

These online awareness sessions on the 4LSAB Multi Agency Risk Management Framework (MARM) are relevant to professionals working with adults at risk in Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire or IOW. These sessions are free to attend.

Friday 14th July 12-1pm

Awareness Session: Multi Agency Risk Management Framework in Practice

The purpose of this workshop is to raise awareness of the 4 Local Safeguarding Adult Boards (4LSAB) Multi-Agency Risk Management Framework (MARM) Framework and its application in practice. The session will provide an overview of the identification and Assessment of Risk and support management, as well as the stages of process and recording.

Awareness Session: Multi Agency Risk Management Framework in Practice Tickets, Fri 14 Jul 2023 at 12:00 | Eventbrite

Tuesday 3rd October 12-1pm

Awareness Session: Multi Agency Risk Management Framework – developing operational guidance

The 4LSAB MARM (Multi-agency Risk management) Framework is an overarching strategic document, so it is important that you also have a step-by-step operational guide for your staff to accompany it. This session will provide advice to support you in producing your own internal operational guidance around the MARM Framework.

Awareness Session: Multi Agency Risk Management Framework Tickets, Tue 3 Oct 2023 at 12:00 | Eventbrite

Abuse of Position for Sexual Purpose (APSP)

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary’s Anti-Corruption Unit would like to invite you to a short virtual presentation 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 across Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and IOW.

18 April 2023 10am and 19 September 2023 10am.

The presentation will last around an hour and will include an opportunity to ask questions. To book your space please email

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.

Thursday 4th May 09.15-10.30 Click here to join the meeting

Tuesday 4th July 12.00-13.15 Click here to join the meeting

Thursday 14th September 14.00-15.15 Click here to join the meeting

Tuesday 12th December  09.15-10.30 Click here to join the meeting

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:

  • 1st February 2023– 9.30- 4.30pm
  • 7th March 2023 – 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • 9th May 2023 – 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • 13th June 2023 – 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • 11th July 2023 – 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • 6th September 2023 – 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • 11th October 2023 – 9.30am – 4.30pm

To book a place contact Stop Domestic Abuse via email Training is likely to move to face to face, however this will be confirmed once you are booked onto the course.

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.

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