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Domestic Abuse

Coercion and Control: A multi-agency workshop for staff working with Domestic Abuse

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Target audience Foster Carers / Safeguarding Adults Board Multi-Agency Training / ESCC Staff / Early Years and Childcare / Schools and Governors / Voluntary and Community Sector / Public Sector Partners (eg NHS, Police, Probation) 
Subject Safeguarding Adults 
Course description This workshop is for professionals who work with children, families, and adults, to learn about the nature of coercion and control within a domestic abuse relationship and have an opportunity to share their experiences.  Staff should complete the 3 Domestic Abuse e-learning modules and the Coercion and Control e-learning module before attending. 
Training objectives These include: 
  • Increased confidence identifying coercive control and understanding it is a criminal offence within a domestic abuse relationship. 
  • Consider the impact on the wider family, including children and supporting victims.  
  • Confidence to complete the Domestic Abuse, Stalking, Harassment and Honour Based Violence Assessment (DASH). 
  • Consider practical steps to reduce risk including useful resources. 
  • Learn the lessons from Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs). 
Learning outcomes
  • Explore the law in relation to coercion and control and links to lessons from DHRs.  
  • Consider how to identify coercion and control (including tech abuse). 
  • Links with the Mental Capacity Act. 
  • Understand how to support victims and families to gather evidence effectively and ensuring personal safety. 
Additional information Staff should complete the 3 Domestic Abuse e-learning modules before attending. 
Maximum places 25
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/125 MS Teams 30 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30
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Domestic Abuse, DASH and Safety Planning (ESCC staff)

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Target audience ESCC staff only:  Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) / Best Interest Assessors / Enquiry Managers (Safeguarding) / Enquiry Officers (Safeguarding) / HSCC - Access & Assessment Officers, Customer Access Advisors, Team Leaders, Senior Access & Assessment Officers / Learning Disability Services / Older Peoples Services / Practice Managers / Senior Practitioners / Senior Resource Officers / Sensory Impairment / Social Workers 
Subject Safeguarding Adults 
Course description Following the LGSCO decision, and SARs Adult B, Adult C, Child T, and SAR Anna; this workshop is for staff to refresh and update their knowledge. 
Training objectives These include: 
  • Increased awareness and understanding in addressing domestic abuse including coercion and control. 
  • Recognising signs and symptoms, developing confidence in assessing risk and safety planning. 
  • Completing the Domestic Abuse, Stalking and 'Honour'-based violence (DASH) risk assessment tool. 
Learning outcomes
  • Increased awareness of domestic abuse including coercive control in line with LGSCO/SAR recommendations. 
  • Increased awareness of domestic abuse towards adults with care and support needs.  
  • Considered challenges of inter-familial abuse and support available. 
  • Understand the DASH risk indicator checklist.  
  • Importance of professional curiosity when assessing risk and safety planning. 
  • Recognise issues of capacity, control, and consent. 
Additional information Staff should complete the three Domestic Abuse eLearning courses before attending. You will be sent a link to course pre-reading when your place is confirmed. 
Maximum places 12
Closing date One day before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/74 MS Teams 24 January 2023 09:30 - 14:30
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Domestic Abuse: SAB multi-agency training: DASH, MARAC and Safety Planning

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Target audience ESCC Assessment & Care Management / ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Foster Carers / Early Years and Childcare / Schools and Governors / Voluntary and Community Sector / Public Sector Partners (NHS, Police, Probation) 
Subject Safeguarding Adults 
Course description Presented by Change Grow Live Domestic Abuse trainers, to provide an update on domestic abuse, exploring: 
  • Domestic abuse including coercion and control.  
  • Professional curiosity in assessing risk, safety planning.  
  • Stalking and 'honour'-based violence. 
  • High risk indicators (DASH) risk assessment tool. 
  • Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) 
  • Safety Planning 
Training objectives To raise awareness and increase understanding in addressing domestic abuse including coercion and control; to recognise signs and symptoms and develop confidence in assessing risk and safety planning. 
Learning outcomes Understand the DASH tool in relation to Domestic Abuse, Stalking, Honour-Based Violence and MARAC.  
Additional information Staff should complete the three Domestic Abuse eLearning courses before attending. You will be sent a link to course pre-reading when your place is confirmed. 
Maximum places 20
Closing date One day before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/90 MS Teams 06 February 2023 09:30 - 16:00
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Mental Capacity Act and Inherent Jurisdiction for Victims of Domestic Abuse

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Target audience ESCC Assessment & Care Management   
Subject Safeguarding Adults 
Course description Raise awareness and confidence in using the Mental Capacity Act, Inherent Jurisdiction and other relevant legislation for victims of domestic abuse. 
Training objectives Raise awareness and increase understanding of Inherent Jurisdiction in relation to domestic abuse and the interface with mental capacity. 
Learning outcomes
  • Consider challenges and barriers in assessing mental capacity in relation to domestic abuse.
  • Increased awareness of coercion and control in the context of domestic abuse
  • Consider how to apply professional curiosity and hold difficult conversations
  • Understand when Inherent Jurisdiction should be considered and how to follow the required process.
Additional information Staff should complete the three Domestic Abuse eLearning modules before attending.  Pre-course reading links will be sent with confirmation of your place. 
Maximum places 20
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/122 MS Teams  23 February 2023  10:00 - 12:00 
ASC/23/144 MS Teams 13 June 2023  10:00 - 12:00
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Lead enquiry

Safeguarding Adults: Making Safeguarding Enquiries for Lead Enquiry Officers (LEOs)

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Target audience ESCC Assessment & Care Management
Subject Safeguarding Adults 
Course description For new staff working in ESCC Adult Social Care Services, who are either new to the LEO role or contributing to a safeguarding enquiry.   This course has 4 separate modules which need to be completed.  Please note this course does not include training on safeguarding recording within LAS (Liquidlogic). 
Training objectives Support development of the knowledge and skills required to fulfil the LEO role or contribute to a safeguarding enquiry.  The modules are: 
  • Module 1 - What is Safeguarding?  
  • Module 2 - Making Safeguarding Personal 
  • Module 3 - Information Sharing and Record Keeping 
  • Module 4 - Making Enquiries 
Learning outcomes Develop knowledge and best safeguarding practice to support fulfilling the Local Authority's duty under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014 which includes: 
  • Understanding safeguarding concerns and safeguarding enquiries. 
  • Making safeguarding personal. 
  • Planning and undertaking enquiries 
  • Information sharing, recording and record keeping 
  • Professional curiosity  
  • Trauma informed practice. 
Additional information Pre- course reading will be shared before each module.   Staff should complete the Safeguarding Adults Basic Awareness training before attending. 
Maximum places 12
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 4
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/84 MS Teams 06 February 2023  (Day 1 of 4) 10:00 - 11:30 
07 February 2023  (Day 2 of 4) 10:00 - 12:00 
15 February 2023  (Day 3 of 4) 10:00 - 11:30 
16 February 2023  (Day 4 of 4)  10:00 - 12:30 
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Making Enquiries for Provider Managers and Senior Staff who are caused to carry out (asked by ESCC) or contribute to Safeguarding Enquiries

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Target audience Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Registered Managers / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff 
Subject Safeguarding Adults 
Course description For provider managers and their senior staff, who may be asked to make (caused to) or contribute to a safeguarding enquiry.  This workshop has 4 modules which need to be completed. 
Training objectives The aim of this virtual training is to support the development of the knowledge and skills required to undertake or contribute to safeguarding enquires as requested by the Local Authority, by provider managers and their senior staff.  The modules are: 
  • Module 1 - What is Safeguarding?  
  • Module 2 - Making Safeguarding Personal 
  • Module 3 - Information Sharing and Record Keeping 
  • Module 4 - Making Enquiries 
Learning outcomes
  • Refresh knowledge of the Sussex Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures. 
  • Understand organisations’ duties under s42-46 of The Care Act 2014. 
  • Apply a proportionate outcomes focused approach to safeguarding using Making Safeguarding Personal. 
  • Explore how to plan, contribute to and /or undertake an enquiry. 
  • Familiarisation of the ESCC documentation.
Additional information Staff should complete Safeguarding Adults Basic Awareness training session before attending. 
Maximum places 15
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 2
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/137 MS Teams 07 March 2023 (Day 1 of 2)  10:00 - 13:30 
14 March 2023 (Day 2 of 2)  10:30 - 13:30 
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Mental Capacity Act

Mental Capacity Act 2005 - An Introduction

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Target audience ESCC Assessment & Care Management / ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Personal Assistants  
Subject Safeguarding Adults 
Course description Suitable for any staff working with clients who have or may develop issues with capacity to make decisions. The course provides an overview of the Mental Capacity Act covering assessing capacity and making best interest decisions, lasting powers of attorney, IMCAs and advanced decisions. 
Training objectives The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides a statutory framework to empower and protect vulnerable people who are not able to make their own decisions. It makes it clear who can make decisions, in which situation and how they should go about this. 
Learning outcomes At the end of this session, it is anticipated staff will be familiar with the 5 key principles that underpin this legislation; assessing capacity, making best interest decisions, lasting powers of attorney, IMCAs and advanced decisions. 
Additional information
Maximum places 14
Closing date One day before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/22/1183 Course Full MS Teams 23 November 2022  COURSE FULL 09:30 - 12:30 
ASC/23/109 Course Full MS Teams 18 January 2023 - COURSE FULL 09:30 - 12:30 
ASC/23/196 MS Teams 26 January 2023 COURSE FULL 09:30 - 12:30 
ASC/23/110 MS Teams 08 March 2023 09:30 - 12:30 
ASC/23/239 MS Teams 11 April 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/240 MS Teams 31 May 2023  09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/241 MS Teams 06 July 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/242 MS Teams 20 September 2023 09:30 - 12:30
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Mental Capacity Act 2005: A Multi-Agency Approach to Complex Cases

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Target audience AMHP Managers / Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) / Assessment & Care Management / East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT) / Practice Managers / Resource Officers / Senior Access & Assessment Officers (SAAO) / Senior Practitioners / Senior Resource Officers / Social Workers 
Subject Safeguarding Adults 
Course description Designed to supplement existing Mental Capacity Act training.   For professionals who are required to conduct or contribute to mental capacity assessments and make best interest decisions in complex cases. 
Training objectives Develop confidence in applying a multi-agency approach when managing complex cases within the Mental Capacity Act. This includes: 
  • How a multi-agency approach can assist with best interest decisions. 
  • How to resolve disputes around mental capacity and best interests. 
  • Role of the Office of the Public Guardian and the Court of Protection. 
Learning outcomes
  • Increased confidence in applying a multi-agency approach 
  • Increased knowledge of the role of the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) and the Court of Protection (COP) and how to make referrals. 
  • Refresh knowledge of the multi-agency Mental Capacity Act Policy & Procedures. 
Additional information Participants should complete basic safeguarding awareness training before attending.  Links to pre-course reading will be sent when your place is confirmed.
Maximum places 15
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/229 MS Teams 02 February 2023 09:30 - 12:00 
ASC/23/230 MS Teams 19 April 2023 09:30 - 12:00 
ASC/26/231 MS Teams 26 September 2023 09:30 - 12:00 
ASC/23/232 MS Teams 06 November 2023 09:30 - 12:00 
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Mental Capacity Act for Assessors and those making Best Interest Decisions

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Target audience ESCC ACM and ESCC DPS 
Subject Safeguarding 
Course description This course is designed for those who may need to complete Mental Capacity Act (MCA) assessments and make best interest decisions.    This is an advanced course - participants will have done a basic awareness course or suitable online training first.   
Training objectives To develop understanding and practice of assessing capacity and making best interest decisions under the MCA.   
Learning outcomes Increase your understanding, knowledge and confidence when assessing capacity and making best interest decisions under the MCA.   
Additional information
Maximum places 15
Closing date One day before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/134 MS Teams  11 January 2023  09:30 - 13:00 
ASC/23/136 MS Teams  23 February 2023  09:30 - 13:00 
ASC/23/127 MS Teams 6 April 2023  09:30 - 13:00 
ASC/23/128 MS Teams  16 May 2023  09:30 - 13:00 
ASC/23/129 MS Teams  29 June 2023  09:30 - 13:00
ASC/23/130 MS Teams 18 July 2023  09:30 - 13:00 
ASC/23/244 MS Teams 28 September 2023 09:30 - 12:30
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Applying the Mental Capacity Act in Care and Support Settings (ESCC Directly Provided Services only)

Course details
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Target audience Directly Provided Services DPS (ESCC) / Managers / Team Leaders 
Subject Safeguarding Adults 
Course description This interactive workshop on how to apply the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) in your setting will focus on assisting people to make their own decisions, assessing their capacity and how to make a Best Interest decision if needed. 
Training objectives To understand your role and responsibilities under the MCA and consider how this applies to your practice. 
Learning outcomes Delegates will have/understand: 
  • Re-cap of the MCA 
  • 5 key principles 
  • 2 stage functional test 
  • 4 stage capacity assessment 
  • Making judgments about capacity 
  • Making a Best Interest decision 
  • What to record and how to record it. 
Additional information
Maximum places 12
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/171 MS Teams 16 January 2023 10:00 - 12:00
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Applying the Mental Capacity Act in Care and Support Settings (Independent Care Sector staff only)

Course details
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Target audience Independent Care Sector ICS Staff only 
Subject Safeguarding Adults 
Course description This interactive workshop on how to apply the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) in your setting will focus on assisting people to make their own decisions, assessing their capacity and how to make a Best Interest decision if needed. 
Training objectives To understand your role and responsibilities under the MCA and consider how this applies to your practice. 
Learning outcomes Delegates will have/understand: 
  • Re-cap of the MCA 
  • 5 key principles 
  • 2 stage functional test 
  • 4 stage capacity assessment 
  • Making judgments about capacity 
  • Making a Best Interest decision 
  • What to record and how to record it. 
Additional information
Maximum places 12
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/22/1306 MS Teams 15 December 2022 10:00 - 12:00
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Safeguarding

Safeguarding Introduction and Refresher

Course details
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Target audience ESCC ACM/ ESCC DPS/ Personal Assistants/ Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector/ Voluntary and Community Sector 
Subject Safeguarding Adults
Course description Developed for staff who work with adults with care and support needs, who need an introduction to, or refresher of their knowledge on Safeguarding Adults, legal responsibilities and good practice. The training course is in line with the Care Act 2014 and the Sussex Multi Agency Policy and Procedures. 
Training objectives This 2.5 hr training session is designed to update knowledge and skills of staff who have already completed the Safeguarding Basic Awareness E-learning course.  
Learning outcomes
  • Identify different types of abuse and neglect
  • Know how to recognise signs of abuse
  • Describe risk factors
  • Understand roles and responsibilities when raising a safeguarding concern
  • Be aware of the national and local context of safeguarding.
Additional information We can accept a maximum of 3 bookings per organisation to ensure fair distribution of the places on this training course. Please do not request more than 3 places for your staff, as we may need to cancel them to allow others to attend. 
Maximum places 15 (MS Teams) 20 (classroom)
Closing date 1 day prior to course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/22/414 MS Teams 30 November 2022 COURSE FULL 09:30 - 12:00
ASC/22/415  MS Teams 13 December 2022 COURSE FULL 09:30 - 12:00
ASC/23/25 MS Teams 18 January 2023 COURSE FULL 09:30 - 12:00
ASC/23/26 MS Teams 02 February 2023 COURSE FULL 09:30 - 12:00
ASC/23/27 ESTDC, St Mary's House, Eastbourne 14 February 2023 COURSE FULL 09:30 - 12:00
ASC/23/30 MS Teams 13 March 2023 09:30 - 12:00
ASC/23/29 ESTDC, St Mary's House, Eastbourne 30 March 2023 09:30 - 12:00
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Safeguarding Introduction and Refresher (including Trading Standards Building Bridges presentation)

Course details
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Target audience ESCC ACM/ ESCC DPS/ Personal Assistants/ Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector/ Voluntary and Community Sector  
Subject Safeguarding Adults
Course description Developed for staff who work with adults with care and support needs, who need an introduction to, or refresher of their knowledge on Safeguarding Adults, legal responsibilities and good practice. The training course is in line with the Care Act 2014 and the Sussex Multi Agency Policy and Procedures. 
Training objectives This 3-hr training session is designed to update knowledge and skills of staff who have already completed the Safeguarding Basic Awareness E-learning course. It includes Building Bridges, a project that encourages the whole community to care for vulnerable consumers and helps the Trading Standards service protect them. 
Learning outcomes
  • Identify different types of abuse and neglect  
  • Recognise signs of abuse 
  • Describe risk factors 
  • Be aware of the Building Bridges project and its role in supporting vulnerable consumers 
  • Understand roles and responsibilities when raising a safeguarding concern 
  • Be aware of the national and local context of safeguarding 
Additional information We can accept a maximum of 3 bookings per organisation to ensure fair distribution of the places on this training course. Please do not request more than 3 places for your staff, as we may need to cancel them to allow others to attend. 
Maximum places 15
Closing date 1 day prior to course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/24 MS Teams  05 January 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/28 MS Teams  01 March 2023 09:30 - 12:30
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Course details
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Target audience Best Interest Assessors 
Subject Safeguarding Adults
Course description This session will be facilitated by Simon Foster, who has worked both as a local authority solicitor and as legal head of MIND.  This session will update BIAs on changes to case law, and on the implementation of Liberty Protection Safeguards. 
Training objectives There will also be an opportunity for  BIAs to discuss practice legal dilemmas they have encountered and obtain feedback from Simon and their peers. 
Learning outcomes Meet the requirements of BIAs mandatory legal update 
Additional information
Maximum places 25
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/22/1271 MS Teams 20 December 2022 10:00 - 13:00
ASC/22/1272 MS Teams 15 March 2023 10:00 - 13:00
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Completing an Independent Management Review

Course details
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Target audience ESCC Assessment and Care Management ESCC Directly Provided Services
Subject Safeguarding Adults
Course description An Independent Management Review (IMR) is an examination of a serious incident, or series of incidents, where there are concerns about systems, services, or individual practice. The course has been developed for Managers LMG2 or above to help develop their knowledge and skills when completing an IMR.
Training objectives
  • Support the development of knowledge and skills in completing an IMR
  • Understand what to include in an IMR, who completes them and what are the Governance arrangements
  • Consider our duties and responsibilities and the role of legal literacy
  • Be aware of the submission process.
Learning outcomes
Additional information
Maximum places 15
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/22/1275 MS Teams 20 December 2022 14:00 - 16:30
ASC/23/143 MS Teams 20 January 2023 10:00 - 12:30
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Social Work Continuing Professional Development Modules 2022 / 2023 – Module SS7132B: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: Skills and Assessment

Course details
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Target audience You will be a registered Social Worker, Nurse or Occupational Therapist, with 2 years post qualifying experience including undertaking MCA assessments. You will need to discuss your interest and seek consent from your manager prior to applying.
Subject Safeguarding
Course description Enables practitioners to acquire knowledge, skills and competence to be appointed as Best Interest Assessors, under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. You will learn to apply the relevant law and codes of practice to best interest assessments and how to complete the documentation and follow procedures. The module also explores issues of disadvantage and oppression in the context of Deprivation of Liberty. For an application form please email asct@eastsussex.gov.uk
Training objectives Focus on developing knowledge in advanced use of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and critical application of knowledge, theory and research to assessments under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Learning supported by formal lectures and presentations; simulated case material; small group discussions, development of skills in use and application of Mental Capacity Act 2005, related Codes of Practice and Regulations to assessments for Deprivation of Liberty. Students are supported by module teaching staff available in person during the teaching phase and via email and prearranged tutorials after it. NB: teaching will take place in person at the Falmer Campus of the University of Brighton.
Learning outcomes To complete the assessment, which involves 2 parts, taken under time-limited conditions, as a ‘take home’ exam. The examination paper is accessed electronically. Students have 2 weeks to complete the paper, which is also submitted electronically. Part 1 of the examination paper involves answering questions in relation to a given case study. This enables students to demonstrate critical application of knowledge of law / codes of practice, theory and research. Part 2 of the examination paper involves completion of BIA documentation (ADASS Form 4) in relation to the given case study explored in Part 1. Students must pass both parts of the exam to pass the module.  
Additional information Students are strongly recommended to undertake preparatory work before the module commences and could disadvantage their learning if they do not. Preparation activities could include independent study to refresh knowledge around the core provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005; discussions with BIAs about nature of the role; shadowing BIAs as they do an assessment; reading the Guidance for BIAs on the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) website:   https://www.scie.org.uk/mca/dols/practice/assessments
Maximum places
Closing date 1st February 2023
Cost £0
Number of sessions
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/250 N/A Commences March 2023 N/A

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Introduction and Proposed Updates for Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)

Course details
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Target audience ESCC ACM and ESCC DPS 
Subject Safeguarding Adults 
Course description This introduction and update to the DoLS is suitable for all staff directly or indirectly involved in registered accommodation, including Community DoLS.   Please note: the legal system for DoLS is planned to change to ‘Liberty Protection Safeguards’ (LPS). This course identifies the main legislative changes between DoLS and LPS. 
Training objectives To provide staff with an overview of DoLS Law and what this means in practice.    The course aims to give an overview of the proposed changes from DoLS to LPS and what this means in practice.
Learning outcomes Recognise and be clear with regards to what a DoLS consists of, what the Law says and how this is put into practice.    Have an understanding of what LPS is and the differences between DoLS and LPS.   
Additional information
Maximum places 15
Closing date One day before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/22/1264 MS Teams 06 December 2022 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/135 MS Teams  24 January 2023  COURSE FULL  09:30 - 12:30 
ASC/23/141 MS Teams  15 March 2023  09:30 - 12:30 
ASC/23/131 MS Teams 25 April 2023  09:30 - 12:30 
ASC/23/132 MS Teams 14 June 2023  09:30 - 12:30 
ASC/23/133 MS Teams 20 July 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/244 MS Teams 13 September 2023 09:30 - 12:30
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Impact of Sexual Violence and Abuse

Course details
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Target audience ESCC Assessment & Care Management / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Safeguarding Adults Board Multi-Agency Training / ESCC Staff / Public Sector Partners (e.g. NHS, Police, Probation) 
Subject Safeguarding Adults 
Course description Individuals react to rape and sexual assault in different ways; each person who has experienced sexual violence will react in a different way.  Learning about the impact will aid a better understanding.  This course helps to challenge myths about expected reactions to rape and sexual assault.    We will consider practical ways to respond, support that is available, and reflect on the impact on us. 
Training objectives This course offers an introductory understanding of sexual violence and its impact.  It will provide a good foundation to further learning. Elements of this course overlap those of our Responding to First Disclosures training; participants may still find value in attending both. 
Learning outcomes
  • Define sexual violence and abuse
  • Explore myths about rape and sexual violence 
  • Describe trauma and its impact
  • Describe the impact of sexual violence and abuse on health and wellbeing 
  • Identify and implement support measures 
  • Explain what services and support are available 
  • Identify own needs as a supporter.
Additional information  
Maximum places 20
Closing date One day before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/22/1032 ZOOM 07 December 2022  10:00 - 13:30
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Note Taking for Administrators: Safeguarding Adults Meetings

Course details
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Target audience ESCC Assessment and Care Management Administrators 
Subject Safeguarding Adults 
Course description For administrative staff working in Adult Social Care and who take (or may take) minutes at Safeguarding meetings
Training objectives Develop skills and knowledge to be able to produce accurate notes in line with the department's Safeguarding procedures. 
Learning outcomes
  • Identify good practice for note takers in Safeguarding meetings, including Best Interest and professional’s meetings. 
  • Understand the role of the chair and note taker.
  • Confidently apply theory learnt to practice. 
Additional information
Maximum places 12
Closing date One day before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/75 MS Teams 21 March 2023 09:30 - 12:00
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Responding to First Disclosures

Course details
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Target audience All staff working with clients 
Subject Safeguarding Adults 
Course description You may be the first person that a survivor of sexual assault talks to. Would you know how to react, what to say or not say, what your legal duty is, where to signpost? 
Training objectives This course gives an overview of what to do when someone discloses an incident or history of sexual abuse, and practical advice to support them. 
Learning outcomes
  • Individual and organisational responsibilities 
  • Overview of legal framework and requirements 
  • Child and adult protection considerations 
  • Creating a safe working environment 
  • Offering support 
  • Self-care. 
Additional information Virtual training - a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent when your place is confirmed
Maximum places 20
Closing date 08.11.2022
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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Safeguarding and the Law

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Target audience ESCC Assessment & Care Management staff
Subject Safeguarding Adults
Course description This workshop is for adult social care staff who are Lead Enquiry Officers (LEOs) or have participated in safeguarding enquiries. We will explore adult safeguarding and the relevant legislation, its process and when it should be considered.
Training objectives To provide participants with a thorough overview of the law as it relates to safeguarding adults.
Learning outcomes
  • Explain how the law can be used to protect adults with care and support needs.
  • Identify agencies that use available laws.
  • Identify the powers the courts have to make protective orders.
  • Describe how other agencies might have powers to make decisions for those who lack capacity e.g. Attorneys/Deputies.
  • Identify what can be done if powers are abused.
Additional information Pre-course training: Staff should complete the Safeguarding e-Learning module and the Safeguarding Introduction and Refresher training before attending. Pre- course reading: Prior to our virtual session please consider looking at the Sussex Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures
Maximum places 20
Closing date One week prior to course date.
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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ASC/22/1273 MS Teams 13 December 2022 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/142 MS Teams 29 March 2023 09:30 - 12:30
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Target audience Access & Assessment Officers (AAO) / Administrative Staff / All users / Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) / AMHP Managers / Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) / ASC Event open to relevant Children's Services staff / Assessment & Care Management / Best Interest Assessors / Best Interest Authorisers / Care Workers - Dementia Services / Care Workers - Domicilliary / Care Workers - Learning Disability / Care Workers - Older People / Care Workers - Residential / Carers (unpaid) / Chefs/Kitchen Staff / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT) / Employers / Enquiry Managers (Safeguarding) / Enquiry Officers (Safeguarding) / Home Carers / HSCC - Customer Access Advisors (CAA) / HSCC - Team Leaders (TL) / Integrated Senior Support Workers (ESBT) / JCR - Joint Community Rehabilitation Teams / Learning Disability Services (ESCC) / Managers / New ASC Staff / Occupational Therapists / Occupational Therapy Assistants / Older Peoples Services (ESCC) / Operations Manager / Personal Assistants (Care) / Practice Managers / Probation Service / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Registered Managers / Resource Officers / Senior Access & Assessment Officers (SAAO) / Senior Practitioners / Senior Resource Officers / Sensory Impairment / Social Care (non Social Worker) / Social Workers / Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Team Leaders / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff 
Subject Safeguarding Adults 
Course description This training day has been designed to develop knowledge and understanding of our legal system and what may arise when someone has reported crimes of a sexual nature to the police. The session will offer the opportunity to explore the criminal justice journey, as well as begin to consider the barriers which many groups may face when interacting with this system.  At Survivors' Network we offer specialist independent support to survivors throughout the criminal justice process, so are able to offer unique, trauma-informed insights. 
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
  • Understand the law concerning sexual offences 
  • Understand options of reporting such crimes to the police 
  • Understand what happens in the criminal justice system 
  • Understand the effects of the criminal justice system on survivors of sexual offences 
  • Learn about possible supportive measures available. 
Additional information
Maximum places 20
Closing date One day before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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ASC/23/92 Zoom Meeting 01 February 20232 10:00 - 13:30
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Self-neglect

Safeguarding Adults Board Multi-Agency: Self Neglect

Course details
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Target audience Assessment & Care Management
Subject Safeguarding Adults
Course description This workshop uses research to support staff involved in the planning and delivery of interventions that support self-neglecting individuals.  Due to the change to a virtual, shortened course and as part of a blended approach to learning, following the session a copy of the Self-neglect procedure anda workbook will be emailed to you.  You will be asked to return the completed workbook to the trainer for assessing. 
Training objectives This workshop aims to bring together a range of organisations to explore some of the challenges with a view to improved collaboration, co-operation and outcomes. 
Learning outcomes *  Identify challenges of self-neglect to: 
  1. The individual 
  1. The practitioner 
  1. The organisation 
* Examine research to understand the individual's perspective and ways to promote positive engagement and outcomes 
* Explain roles and responsibilities under the Pan Sussex Procedures for your organisation as well as other key agencies. 
Additional information
Maximum places 12
Closing date One day before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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ASC/23/14 MS Teams 16 March 2023 10:00 - 12:30
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