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 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

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) – Healthy Conversation Training

MECC is about using every day opportunities to make a difference to people’s health and wellbeing. By supporting people to make changes to their lifestyles it is possible to prevent ill-health, improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. This training provides the knowledge and skills needed to spot opportunities to talk to people about their health and wellbeing and facilitate behaviour change.

The training programme consists of two half day sessions plus e-Learning module (must attend both sessions):


0900 – 1230, 23 November and 8 December, Swindon
0930 – 1300, 6 and 20 December, Salisbury
0900 – 1230, 9 and 23 January, Swindon

If the training is relevant to your role you can book by:

  • Swindon sessions: Swindon council staff via ESS/iTrent. Non-Swindon council staff by emailing:
  • Wiltshire sessions: Book via, search Wiltshire MECC
  • For further information on the course please contact: MECC Coordinator Emily Jenkins-Pandya (

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: