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Best Interest Assessors (BIAs)

Course details
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Target audience ESCC employed Best Interests Assessors
Subject Safeguarding Adults
Course description This session will be facilitated by Sandra O’Brien, who has works as a local authority solicitor. This session will update BIAs on changes to case law and about progress on the implementation of LPS. 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 Sandra and their peers. 
Learning outcomes Meet the requirements of BIAs mandatory legal update 
Additional information There will be no fee charged for cancellations up to 5 working days before the event, however, later cancellations or non-attendance on the day may result in the full fee being charged.
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/24/244 MS Teams 15 April 2024 10:00 - 13:00
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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)

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

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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 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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Domestic Abuse

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

Course details
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Target audience Safeguarding Adults Board Multi-Agency Training/ ESCC Assessment & Care Management /ESCC Children Services/ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector/Early Years and Childcare / Schools and Governors / Voluntary and Community Sector / Public Sector Partners (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 and the Coercion and Control e-Learning module before attending. 
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/24/120 Faraday House, Eastbourne 22 February 2024 COURSE CANCELLED  09:30 - 16:30
ASC/24/251 St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne 22 April 2024 09:30 - 16:30
ASC/24/131 MS Teams 20 June 2024  09:30 - 16:30 
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Domestic Abuse, DASH and Safety Planning (ESCC staff)

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Target audience DPS/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. This course is for Adult Social Care staff only. 
Maximum places 12
Closing date 3 days 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/24/121 MS Teams 23 April 2024 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) / Children's Workforce
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 3 days 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/24/49 MS Teams 14 June 2024 - COURSE FULL  09:30 - 16:00
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Safeguarding Enquiries

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
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/24/59 MS Teams 12 February 2024 - Module 1 COURSE FULL 10:00 - 12:00
  MS Teams 13 February 2024  - Module 2 COURSE FULL 10:00 - 12:00
  MS Teams 20 February 2024 - Module 3 COURSE FULL 10:00 - 12:00
  MS Teams 21 February 2024 - Module 4 COURSE FULL 10:00 - 12:30
ASC/24/137 MS Teams 12 June 2024 - Module 1  10:00 - 12:00
MS Teams 13 June 2024 - Module 2 10:00 - 12:00
MS Teams 17 June 2024 - Module 3 10:00 - 12:00
MS Teams 18 June 2024 - Module 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 (via MS Teams) 1 (Venue Face to Face)
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/24/126 Faraday House, Eastbourne 04 June 2024 10:00 - 16:30
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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 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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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/24/360 MS Teams 14 May 2024 10:00 - 12:30
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Mental Capacity Act for Assessors and those making Best Interest Decisions

Course details
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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 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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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
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Applying the Mental Capacity Act in Care and Support Settings (Independent Care Sector staff only)

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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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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.  This course is for Adult Social Care staff only .
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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ASC/24/66 MS Teams 21 March 2024 10:00 - 12:30
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Mental Capacity Act 2005 – Managing Risks when Concerns regarding Mental Capacity are Present

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Target audience ESCC Assessment & Care Management 
Subject Safeguarding Adults 
Course description This course is aimed at supporting and furthering the knowledge base of Social Workers / ROs / OTs allocated workers within ASC to manage complex cases with high levels of risk as well as concerns regarding Mental Capacity. 
Training objectives This course is suitable for staff working with clients who have or may develop issues with capacity to make decisions.  The course focusses how the Mental Capacity Act interacts with risk management.  Supporting staff in their decision making in such cases.    
Learning outcomes The MCA 2005 provides a statutory framework to empower and protect vulnerable people. It makes it clear who can make decisions, in which situation and how they should go about this. This session aims to help staff develop their understanding of implementing the Mental Capacity Act in situations of perceived risk. 
Additional information Learners to have completed MCA Introduction as a minimum and have some experience of MCA and BI decision making.  
Maximum places 14
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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Safeguarding

An introduction to Solution Focused Practice

An introduction to Solution Focused Practice details
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Target audience ESCC Assessment and Care Management Practitioners
Subject Safeguarding
Course description This is an experiential introduction to the core techniques and questions of Solution Focused Practice.  There is explanation of the development of this way of working, exercises to practice, applications to ASC work settings and videos of real practice to watch.
Training objectives The training is designed to introduce the approach to participants; to give enough basic information about the techniques and questions for participants to consider the application to their own work settings, and to decide whether they would like to pursue further training.
Learning outcomes Participants will:  
  • Develop their understanding of the origin and techniques of SF Practice
  • Practice SF questions
  • Think with colleagues about the application of the techniques and questions to their work
  • Decide whether they want to learn more and undertake further training in SF Practice.
Additional information   There will be a small amount of pre-reading sent in order to prepare for the workshop.  
Maximum places 20
Closing date One day prior.
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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Safeguarding Introduction, Refresher and Recording

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.  
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
  • Good practice guidance on recording .
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)
3 days 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/24/13 MS Teams 23 February 2024 - COURSE FULL 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/24/15 MS Teams 19 March 2024 - COURSE FULL 13:30 - 16:30
ASC/24/161 MS Teams 02 April 2024 - COURSE FULL 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/24/162 MS Teams 18 April 2024 - COURSE FULL 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/24/163 Wellshurst Golf & Country Club, Hellingly 30 April 2024 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/24/165 MS Teams 07 June 2024 - COURSE FULL 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/24/166 MS Teams 11 June 2024 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/24/168 Faraday House, Eastbourne 18 June 2024 13:30 - 16:30
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Safeguarding Introduction, Refresher and Recording (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 3.5 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 3 days 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/24/14 MS Teams 06 March 2024 09:30 - 13:00
ASC/24/164 MS Teams 21 May 2024 13:30 - 17:00
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Modern Slavery Awareness Workshop

Course details
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Target audience Safeguarding Adults Board Multi-Agency Training/ ESCC Assessment & Care Management /ESCC Children Services/ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector/Early Years and Childcare / Schools and Governors / Voluntary and Community Sector / Public Sector Partners (NHS, Police, Probation)
Subject Modern Slavery Awareness
Course description This workshop offers an opportunity for professionals to explore the context, prevalence, and types of modern slavery, spot the signs and indicators of different types of exploitation and consider the relevant legislation and legal responsibilities. Staff should complete the modern slavery eLearning course before attending.
Training objectives Raise awareness and increase understanding in addressing modern slavery including types of exploitation, recognise signs and symptoms and develop confidence in responding to modern slavery.
Learning outcomes
  • Increased awareness of modern slavery
  • Consider issues around human trafficking and types of exploitation
  • Understand the legislative responsibilities under the Care Act 2014 and the Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • Increased knowledge on the role of the First Responders and Single Point of Contact (SPOC).
Additional information
Maximum places 20
Closing date Managed by Trainer
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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ASC/24/128 MS Teams 04 April 2024 10:00 - 13:00
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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 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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ASC/24/67 MS Teams 27 February 2024 09:30 - 12:00
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Safeguarding and the Laws that Support Decision Making

Course details
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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
Course dates, venue and times
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ASC/24/70 MS Teams 29 February 2024 - COURSE CANCELLED  09:30 - 12:30
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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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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 The impact of rape and sexual assault is varied and complex. Individuals react in different ways at different times and in the same way that no two people are the same, each person who has experienced sexual violence will react in a different way. Learning about the impact of rape and sexual assault will help anyone working with or supporting a survivor to gain a better understanding about what they may be experiencing.
Training objectives This course helps to challenge myths surrounding expected reactions to rape and sexual assault, and to understand the processes at play that may bring about different responses and reactions, in the moment and afterwards. We will go on to consider some practical ways in which we may respond to survivors, support that is available locally and nationally, and move on to reflect on the impact on us supporting someone who has been through these experiences.
Learning outcomes
  • Define sexual violence and abuse
  • Explore myths about rape and sexual violence/abuse 
  • Describe trauma and its impact
  • Describe the impact of sexual violence and abuse on health and wellbeing of the survivor
  • 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 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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Responding to First Disclosures

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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 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
  • To develop a greater awareness of issues relating to sexual violence
  • To improve understanding of how trauma affects the brain
  • To increase confidence and ability in taking a first disclosure and offering advice to those who have experienced sexual violence.
Additional information Virtual training - a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent when your place is confirmed
Maximum places 20
Closing date 1 week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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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) 
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. 
Training objectives 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.
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 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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Using Analysis and Critical Thinking in Assessment

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Target audience Senior Practitioners and Practice Managers/ACM
Subject Safeguarding Adults
Course description A session to support practitioners to build analysis and critical thinking into assessments through tools, techniques, and group and individual reflection.  The session combines online and offline working, independent viewing of films and group activities and discussion. You will be allocated a group at the start of the day. Each group may follow a slightly different agenda but both groups will cover the same content.  Please ensure you are able to attend the whole workshop. A quiet, undisturbed environment will help you get the most of the session.
Training objectives  
Learning outcomes › Share good practice around assessment › Introduce the anchor principles to support assessment and decision making › Identify factors that can affect analysis and critical thinking in everyday practice › Explore ways and tools to support analysis and evidence informed decision making.
Additional information
Maximum places 18
3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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Developing Professional Curiosity

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Target audience All Adult Social Care staff/DPS
Subject Safeguarding Adults
Course description Professional curiosity is a concept which has been recognised as important in the area of safeguarding children for many years. More recently, Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) have highlighted a similar need for professional curiosity in safeguarding adults with care and support needs (Braye et al 2014; Preston-Shoot 2017). It is important to remember that curiosity is required to support professionals to question and challenge the information they receive, identify concerns and make connections to enable a greater understanding of a person’s situation.
Training objectives To use a range of methods including facilitator input and presentation, small group discussions and activities, practice scenario examples, video clips, individual exercises and whole group discussion to address the learning outcomes. Delegates will be provided with workshop materials with additional resources and references for further reading.
Learning outcomes › Describe professional curiosity and outline what it looks like in practice › Explain why professional curiosity is a central component of effective adult social care practice › Understand and apply the knowledge and skills that are needed for working in a curious way › Explore learning from situations where professional curiosity has not always been evident › Plan how to better integrate professional curiosity into practice.
Additional information
Maximum places 18
3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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Self-neglect

Safeguarding Adults Board Multi-Agency: Self Neglect

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Target audience Safeguarding Adults Board Multi-Agency Training / PAs / ESCC Assessment & Care Management / ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector Voluntary and Community Sector / Public Sector Partners (NHS, Police, Probation)
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 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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Exploring strength-based working through complexity

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Target audience ESCC ACM Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Social Work staff
Subject Strength based practice
Course description Strengths-based practice is a collaborative process between a person supported by services and those
supporting them. It allows them to work together, drawing upon a person’s strengths and assets to achieve
positive outcomes.
Training objectives This one–day online workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to develop their understanding
and skills in promoting strength-based practice when working with complexity.
Learning outcomes › To support you to develop strength-based mindsets, principles and approaches to your practice.
› To critically explore theories of complexity in strength-based working.
› To learn through a complex case study using creative and strength-based approaches.
› To understand the links between strength-based working and our own emotional resilience.
Additional information Prior to attending the programme,  participants will be sent a link and instructions to log into the Research in Practice online.
Maximum places 20
Closing date 1 week prior
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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ASC/24/366 MS Teams 22 March 2024 09:30 - 15:30
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