OSAB Workforce Development and Training Strategy
OSAB has a duty to ensure that partners provide training for staff and volunteers on legislation, policies, procedures and professional practices that reflect the local safeguarding adult arrangements. It must also ensure that safeguarding training is consistently and effectively applied by practitioners within their day to day practice.
The purpose of the strategy below is to set out the Board's vision and framework for adult safeguarding training. It sets out priorities for staff development based on OSAB’s Three-Year Strategy, Care Act responsibilities, competency requirements and learning from Oldham’s Safeguarding Adult Reviews. All partner agencies of the Board have agreed to adopt the strategy.
Please find a wide range of free or low cost e-learning below, designed to support work to safeguard adults at risk.
Advocacy under the Care Act - eLearning from the Social Care Institute for Excellence
Action Counters Terrorism - eLearning from Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Awareness
Channel and Prevent
Introduction to Prevent – eLearning package from HM Government
Prevent Referrals - course from the Home Office
Prevent responsibilities in further education and training – course from the Education and Training Foundation
Radicalisation/Channel General Awareness – course from the Home Office
Introduction to Cyber Security: Stay Safe Online – online course from the Open University
Dementia Awareness – awareness course from the Social Care Institute for Excellence
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
DoLS - eLearning from the Social Care Institute for Excellence
Disability Basics – eLearning from Disability Matters
Domestic Abuse and the Toxic Trio
Domestic Violence and Abuse, Problematic Substance Misuse and Mental Distress – eLearning courses from the AVA Project
Understanding Animal Welfare in Violent Homes - "When animals are abused, people are at risk”. Online course from the Virtual College
Domestic Homicide Reviews
Domestic homicide review training for front line practitioners – online course from the Home Office
Drugs and Addiction
Understanding drugs and addiction - online course from Future Learn
Awareness of Forced Marriage - a free course from Virtual College
Infection Control Course – eLearning from the Social Care Institute for Excellence. Help prevent Covid-19 from spreading.
Mental Capacity Act
Mental Capacity Act – eLearning from the Social Care Institute for Excellence
Lets Talk - awareness training from the Zero Suicide Alliance