Bracknell Forest and Windsor & Maidenhead Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) has joined with Slough SAB to create an East Berkshire Learning and Development Group. This Multi-Agency Workforce Development Strategy sets out the training and workforce development strategy in relation to safeguarding adults in East Berkshire to ensure staff have the knowledge, skills and understanding to safeguard adults from abuse.
East Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Workforce Development Strategy
In line with national guidance, organisations within East Berks generally offer different levels of training to correspond with job roles and accountabilities and the safeguarding adults process. Each training level has related competencies. Following attendance at training, attendees will be expected to demonstrate these competencies within their work role.
Safeguarding Adults Level One Training is essential training for all health and social care staff.
The Learning Pool/Quality Matters: The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead offer training to all RBWM employees, PVIs and partner organisations. You can register for free by following the link below. This will enable you to see and then book on the courses.
Log on to Care: The Log on to Care web site represents a wide ranging partnership of Social Care organisations who have worked together to create this Employer based facility across the Thames Valley area. A consortium of Local Authorities fund and support this project which includes Bracknell Forest, Windsor & Maidenhead, Slough, West Berkshire, Wokingham, Reading, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Central Bedfordshire.
They provide training to support social care providers in the private, independent and voluntary sector. A wide range of online courses are available by registering with them. https://www.logontocare.org.uk/
Bracknell Forest offers 10 free places for each organisation; if you require any more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Council fund access to Log on to Care for care providers in their area. Access is free for organisations with <100 staff. To give feedback about Logon to Care and our workshops to ensure continued support and funding, please email: email@example.com
SAB encourages professionals who may come into contact with vulnerable adults at risk of being radicalised, to access the Home Office training on Prevent.
Female Genital Mutilation
The Home Office has made free Female Genital Mutilation e-learning and a resource pack available.
Information and resources are available from the National Trading Standards team on their Friends Against Scams page.
An e-learning course on Modern Slavery is available from NHS Health Education England. Please see Identifying and Supporting Victims of Modern Slavery.