Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board


Safeguarding Adults Training

All of our Safeguarding Adults Courses are available to Private, Voluntary and Independent organisations and commissioned care providers in Lewisham.

Subscribe to our E-Bulletin to be among the first to find out about the Adult Safeguarding Training we offer. 

Online Adult Safeguarding Foundation Level Training Sessions

The aim of these online sessions is to provide an introduction to adult safeguarding by outlining the legal framework, definitions and principles that are used, and by explaining the content of the Lewisham Adult Safeguarding Pathway which includes key local and national resources. This is for new staff or volunteers, or for those needing a refresher on this subject. This is led by Martin Crow, LSAB Business Manager.

All of our online training is held on the Microsoft Teams platform.

Wednesday 6 July 2022 1pm-4pm Book your place

Wednesday 31 Aug 2022 1pm-4pm Book your place

Wednesday 2 Nov 2022 1pm-4pm Book your place

Wednesday 14 Dec 2022 1pm-4pm Book your place

***Please note***

LSAB training events are free of charge to delegates, but are a very valuable resource that take a lot of time, (public) money and effort to arrange. These are often oversubscribed too, meaning that ‘drop outs’ prevent another person from attending.

Delegates should not book onto an event unless they can absolutely commit to attending, and if you need to drop out you should inform us by email as soon as possible so that a replacement can be considered.

If you do not attend and do not let us know in advance we will ask your manager for an explanation, and we will reserve the right to refuse future bookings for repeated ‘no shows’.

Adult Safeguarding Workbooks

We are pleased to bring you the first in our series of adult safeguarding workbooks.

  1. Introduction to Adult Safeguarding Workbook

The roll-out of further Workbooks in this series will be linked to specific strands of adult abuse and neglect, and other adult safeguarding related subjects.  


There are lots of benefits to e-learning including personalised learning and you are not bound by geography or time.


Coronavirus - e-Learning for Healthcare

The programme is freely available to all colleagues working in the NHS, independent sector and social care.

The programme contains e-learning courses relating to the prevention and treatment relating to the Coronavirus pandemic. In addition, useful links are included to other sources of information from the NHS and the UK Government.


Skills for Health

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Awareness course

This free COVID-19 resource is delivered by Skills for Health, the UK’s leading provider of online learning for healthcare.

The resource is approximately 2 hours in duration and includes information such as infection prevention, PPE, hand and respiratory hygiene, management and assessment, sampling and testing, patient transfers/managing patients and much more, to support you in your role.

The resource is designed to support our public sector workforce to continue delivering the best possible service during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Skills for Health Covid-19 Awareness Course

The Royal Society of Medicine

E-Learning Hub

The COVID-19 learning hub has been created to support healthcare professionals with access to education and learning resources during the COVID-19 outbreak. Resources include links to access past COVID-19 Series webinars, recommended guidance, specialty training, a round-up of current clinical trials and references from the RSM Library.


COVID-19 Webinar Series - For health professionals, by health professionals.

This webinar series is dedicated to give healthcare workers on the frontlines, regular and easy-to-access updates from healthcare leaders on COVID-19.

Chaired by leading experts, these webinars will discuss different topics and challenges that healthcare workers, leaders and the public are facing, and how we are responding.

All COVID-19 Series webinars are free to watch on Zoom.



Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Latest updates, advice and information for pharmacy


Royal College of General Practitioners

COVID-19 Resource Hub

The COVID-19 Resource Hub has been created to support GPs in understanding and managing this pandemic, with topics ranging from diagnosis to keeping your practice safe. The hub is updated daily with the latest developments and guidance.


Prevent Home Office awareness E-Learning

The Prevent awareness eLearning has recently been refreshed. This includes updates to reflect the recommendations from the Parsons Green review, updated information following the change in threat and recent attacks, and new case studies. A link to the training is below. 


Prevent Referrals E-Learning


National Trading Standards

This resource has been designed to assist professionals and practitioners who will be interacting with victims of scams, this includes but is not limited to; social workers, community nurses, volunteers and befrienders. The E-Learning will give you an understanding of the scale of the problem of scams, an insight into the behaviour of the criminals behind scams, an understanding of the legislation that can be used to support scam victims and to prosecute criminals behind scams, and practical advice on how best to support a victim of scams.

Practitioner E-Learning Course

SCIE Courses

Adult safeguarding is about looking out for the people around us and protecting them from harm. Anyone can find themselves in a difficult situation where there is a possibility that they might be harmed, but when the situation involves someone who needs extra support – known as 'an adult with safeguarding needs’ – the situation becomes critical.

The resource explores the following questions:

  • What is 'adult safeguarding’ and how does it affect each and every one of us?
  • How do I recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse?
  • What can I do if I suspect that someone is being harmed?
  • What should I do if I believe someone is being harmed but the person asks me to keep the information confidential and take no action?
  • What can I do to make it much less likely that a person might be harmed?
  • How do I ensure that adult safeguarding is managed correctly in the context of the Mental Capacity Act 2005


Better Care Fund - Delivering integrated care webinars and resources

A series of webinars from Social Care Institute of Excellence were held in April and May 2017. These were based on the Delivering integrated care masterclasses they held across England in February and March 2017.

Each webinar included:

  • a short presentation by a subject expert

  • examples and case studies from across the country

  • Q&A session where you can post your own questions and comments to the speakers, and to other participants.

If you missed the opportunity to join the webinars and masterclasses you still have the opportunity to access recordings of the webinars.

Zero Suicide Alliance

Zero Suicide Alliance provide a range of awareness training options, which provide a better understanding of the signs to look out for and the skills required to approach someone who is struggling, whether that be through social isolation or suicidal thoughts. 

Carers UK Professionals e-learning


Home Office PREVENT e-learning

The Home Office have produced introductory e-learning training on PREVENT.

The training offers an introduction to the Prevent duty, and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves.

The training provides an important foundation on which to develop further knowledge around the risks of radicalisation and the role that you can play in supporting those at risk.

This training addresses all forms of terrorism and non-violent extremism, including far right wing and Islamist extremism threatening the UK.

This learning package uses an interactive mix of video, paper, and screen based exercises.

Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)

In addition to the e-leaning provided by the Home Office above Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board offers a joint workshop with Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board to raise awareness of prevent.

Find out more about this workshop and book your place.

Channel General Awareness

Channel General Awareness e-learning provides information on Channel and what your duties and responsibilities are.

Who Cares UK

Everyone who commissions or provides regulated health and social care services that are publicly arranged and/or funded is legally bound to comply with the Human Rights Act 1998. This means that these organisations must act in ways which respect and protect the human rights of service users, such as the right to life or the right to private and family life.
Video-based training modules have been developed by Who Cares UK with funding from the Equality and Human Rights Commission to create a better understanding among those working in health and social care of the human rights of people with various disabilities.
The modules are aimed at frontline health and social care staff but may also benefit anyone working with disabled people in a paid or unpaid capacity.


Self Neglect and Hoarding Resources

Here you will find the resources from the Self-neglect and Hoarding Training held by the LSAB

Read the LSAB Self-neglect and Hoarding Policy and Procedures.

Social Housing Providers

Social housing and safeguarding

All social housing providers must have appropriate safeguarding arrangements in place for tenants who have care and support needs. The Care Act 2014 requires you to support and train your staff.

The Social Care Centre for Excellence (SCIE) can provide tailored training on issues such as safeguarding, self-neglect and hoarding. SCIE can also update your safeguarding policies and procedures. Or you can book a place at one of their open courses.

Safeguarding and housing: course outline

Self-neglect: course outline

Contact SCIE

See our Training section for information on free e-learning, courses available in Lewisham and other learning opportunities.

Adult Safeguarding for Housing Staff

SCIE has produced an introductory video on Adult Safeguarding for housing staff.

A guide for staff on promoting sexuality, relationships and consent in housing with care services

Written by Dr Adi Cooper – City & Hackney Safeguarding Adults Board

This guide focuses on older people, sexuality, intimacy and relationships in housing with care. It looks at non-sexual and sexual relationships and individual sexual behaviour. This is not an easy subject and each case is unique, but this guide aims to steer you through how to respond and think about situations of this nature. Just because a person is old, it does not diminish their desire for companionship, intimacy and love and yet often this basic right may be denied, ignored or stigmatised. Older people in housing with care who wish to and are capable of expressing choice, should be supported to develop or maintain any relationship of their choosing.

Guide to common safeguarding words and phrases

Sometimes the language used regarding safeguarding can be confusing and difficult to understand. Here we have given you simple explanations to common safeguarding words and phrases.


Abuse is the breaching of someone’s human and civil rights by another person or people. It may be a repeated or single act; it can be unintentional or deliberate and can take place in any relationship or setting. It includes: physical harm, sexual abuse, emotional and psychological harm, neglect, financial or material abuse, and harm caused by poor care or practice or both in institutions such as care homes. It may result in significant harm to, or exploitation of, the person being abused.

Adult at risk

Anyone aged 18 years or over who may be unable to take care of themselves due to age-related frailty, visual or hearing impairment, severe physical disability, learning disability, mental health problem, substance misuse or because they are providing care for someone else and therefore may be at risk of harm and serious exploitation.

Safeguarding Concern (Adult)

A Safeguarding Concern is when the local authority is first told that an adult at risk may have been abused, is being abused, or might become a victim of abuse. Anyone can raise a Concern: professionals, family members, adults at risk and members of the public. Often a Concern is raised because of a feeling of anxiety or worry for an adult at risk. This feeling can arise because the adult at risk has told you what they are experiencing, you have seen abuse or something risky happening, or you have seen other signs and symptoms such as bruises.

Alleged perpetrator(s) or Person/ organisation alleged to have caused harm or risk

Anyone who has been accused of abusing or neglecting an adult at risk, where this has not yet been proved.

Alleged victim(s)

Adult at risk, who may have been abused, harmed or neglected by someone else, where it has not yet been proved that they are a victim.

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

A governing body who plan and buy local health and care services that local communities need, including: urgent and emergency care; most community health services; and mental health and learning disability services. CCG's are in the process of being replaced by Integrated Care Systems (ICS) which is part of the NHS's Long-Term Plan.


People who purchase services, often from voluntary and independent sector organisations, to provide health and care services.

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Independent regulator of health and care services in England. CQC inspects providers such as hospitals, dentists and care homes to ensure the care they provide meets government quality and safety standards.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

Rules that ensure special protection is given to people who cannot make a decision (‘lack capacity’) to consent to care or treatment (or both) that will be given in a care home or hospital and stops them doing what they want to do (‘deprives them of their liberty’). The hospital or care home has to get special permission to give the care or treatment and must make decisions that are in the person’s ‘best interests’.

Health and Wellbeing Board

Forums that bring together key health and social care leaders to work in a more joined-up way to reduce health inequality and improve local wellbeing. They will listen to local community needs, agree priorities and encourage health and social care commissioners to work better together to meet local needs.


Healthwatch is the independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public. Healthwatch plays a role at both national and local level and makes sure that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into account.

Mental Capacity Act (MCA 2005)

A law that supports and protects people who may be unable to make some decisions for themselves (people who ‘lack capacity’) because of a physical or mental disability or ill-health. It includes a test professionals can perform to tell whether someone can make decisions or not. It covers how to act and make decisions on behalf of people who ‘lack capacity’. It is often used for decisions about health care, where to live and what to do with money.

Partner agencies

Organisations that are members of the Safeguarding Adults Board.

Safeguarding adults

All work that enables adults at risk to retain independence, wellbeing, choice and to stay safe from abuse and neglect.

Safeguarding Adult Review

An SAB must arrange a Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) when an adult in its area dies as a result of abuse or neglect, whether known or suspected, and there is concern that partner agencies could have worked more effectively to protect the adult. SABs must also arrange an SAR if an adult has not died but the SAB knows or suspects that the adult has experienced serious abuse or neglect.

Safeguarding Enquiry

An enquiry is the action taken or instigated by the local authority in response to a concern that abuse or neglect may be taking place.

Service providers

Organisations that deliver health and/or social care services.

Service user

A person who is a customer or user of a service particularly used in relation to those using social care services.

Unpaid carer

Family, friends or neighbours who provide unpaid support and care to another person. This does not include those providing care and support as a paid member of staff or as a volunteer.

Friends Against Scams - National Trading Standards

Scams affect the lives of millions of people across the UK. People who are scammed often experience shame and social isolation as a result.

Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to "Take a Stand Against Scams".

Friends Against Scams has been created to tackle the lack of scams awareness by providing information about scams and those who fall victim to them. This information enables communities and organisations to understand scams, talk about scams and cascade messages throughout communities about scams prevention and protection.

Friends Against Scams encourages communities and organisations to take the knowledge learnt and turn it into action.

Anybody can join Friends Against Scams and make a difference in their own way.

Become a friend

If you would like to be a Friend Against Scams you can attend a short awareness session in person or complete the online training.

After this session you will be asked to start taking action to "Take a Stand Against Scams". 

Click here for more information.


Other useful Information

Presentation on Door Stop Crime.

Age UK Avoiding Scams Guide

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