WSAB free local learning event 14 March 2018

Wiltshire Safeguarding Adults Board are holding a free learning event on Wednesday 14 March 2018. The event will be an opportunity to hear from local experts and to gain a better understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to ensure that you are using the Act as a framework to empower people to make decisions for themselves wherever possible, and to protect those who lack capacity.

The session will focus on learning from real life case studies and it is for anyone who is working with vulnerable adults across the health and social care sector.

To register your interest in attending this event please email before 7 February. Please note paces are limited.

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MCA and Dols Training Event

In response to the feedback received from the NHSE Adult Safeguarding Conference in October 2017, NHS England South (Central) is planning to hold 2 half day training sessions on the application of MCA and Dols and case scenarios for healthcare staff. The dates are as follows:

Wednesday 18th April 2018 in Swindon (venue to be confirmed)

Friday 20th April in Oxford (venue to be confirmed)

These sessions will provide safeguarding healthcare staff with the confidence to use the MCA and Dols to safeguard vulnerable clients in their care. Hannah Taylor (Senior Associate- Bevan Brittan) will provide the training. She is and experience lawyer in the practical application of MCA and Dols. There will be no charge for these half day training sessions but there is an expectation that you obtain your managers approval before any application is made, to ensure that you are able to attend.

Expressions of interest in attending should be sent to Karen Mychals with your name, role and contact email address clearly stating your preference of date.

Further details will follow shortly


The Board supports and promotes training to help professionals, unpaid carers and the wider public to safeguard vulnerable adults.

Can you help us ensure people know where and how to access learning? Contact 01225 716693 if you provide training that we can promote to increase skills across Wiltshire’s community.

The training opportunities here are aimed at improving specific safeguarding skills as well as helping us all to do more to reduce vulnerability in our county.

The Wiltshire Care Skills Partnership is an employer led organisation that supports the independent, voluntary and private adult care workforce in Wiltshire and Swindon. The Partnership is supported by Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council and Skills for Care. You can find out more about training opportunities on their website at

Nationally Skills for Care provide practical tools and support to help adult social care organisations and individual employers in England recruit, develop and lead their workforce. Find out more at

Carer Support Wiltshire services are available to anyone who is aged 16 or over. The group provide information, advice, one-to-one emotional support, access to counselling and training opportunities, breaks from the caring role and the chance to meet others in similar situations at one of our regular carer’s cafes and support groups. Find out more at




Social Care Institute for Excellence: e-learning 

SCIE Adult safeguarding: e-learning course (free to use)

SCIE Mental Capacity Act (MCA): e-Learning course (free to use)

SCIE Video – Safeguarding adults: looking out for each other to prevent abuse (11 minutes)

Home Office: e-learning

PREVENT e-learning (free to use)

Using the Mental Health Capacity Act in the community

A guide for health and social care professionals and carers produced by Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust, click here to view.

Public Health Training – Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

Applied Suicide Prevention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day course to help people recognise the signs that someone is considering suicide, gain the skills and confidence to respond appropriately and intervene to prevent immediate risk of suicide. For full details and to book a place please go to: Public Health Training page of the Wiltshire Council website. Enquiries to:

Public Health Training – Drugs and Alcohol

A range of multi-agency courses designed to support paid and unpaid staff working with children, young people and adults who misuse drugs and/or alcohol. For full details and to book a place, please go to: Public Health Training page of the Wiltshire Council website. Enquiries to:

Public Health Training – Sexual Health

Wiltshire’s Sexual Health Service for young people aged 13-24 years (No Worries!) offers a range of free training around sexual health and relationships to all those who work with young people to help them feel more confident about discussing these subjects. For full details and to book a place, please go to: Public Health Training page of the Wiltshire Council website. Enquiries to: