Blackburn with Darwen LSAB advocates multi-agency training and ongoing professional development as a fundamental element of a safe, effective and skilled workforce.

    Everyone shares a responsibility for safeguarding, protecting and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, irrespective of individual roles. Nevertheless, in order that organisations and practitioners collaborate effectively, it is vital that all partners who work with adults are aware of, and appreciate, the role that each of them play, especially in times of austerity.

    Research (Carpenter et al, 2009) has shown that inter-agency training is highly effective in helping professionals understand their respective roles and responsibilities, the procedures of each agency involved in safeguarding adults and in developing a shared understanding of assessment and decision-making practices.

    Furthermore, the opportunity to learn together is greatly valued; participants report increased confidence in working with colleagues from other agencies and greater mutual respect.


    2019/2020  Safeguarding Training Opportunities

    This framework has been developed for all staff (paid and unpaid) from all statutory, voluntary and independent agencies across Blackburn and Darwen. The important issue is that people are appraised, and trained, based on their roles relating to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk.

    It is the aim of the Safeguarding Children Partnership (SCP) and Local Safeguarding Adult Board (LSAB) to commission and provide high quality training in a safe and reflective learning environment which ensures that the key outcomes for multi-agency work to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.

    All the learning and development opportunities you find in this training programme focus on supporting those working at various levels of responsibility for safeguarding. The training is aimed to equip all staff with the knowledge and skills required to operate safely, competently and effectively in partnership with other agencies.

    Click the link below to download the Training Programme:

    Training Programme 2019-20

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    Please click below to book onto a course.

    For 2018/19 booking for online and face to face training is via one link. If you already have an account with MeLearning continue to use your current account and password details. If not you will be required to self register and set up an account to access all online and face to face courses.

    Safeguarding Training Administrator

    E-mail :

    We cannot accept bookings by telephone.

    For general enquiries please call 01254 588839

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    Safeguarding Adult Workbook

    This Workbook is designed to be used as a training aid for people who work with vulnerable adults. Please click on the link below to access the workbook

    LSAB Safeguarding Adults Workbook 2016

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    Please click below to access the Safeguarding Competency Passport

    Safeguarding Passport 2016

    Coming soon is the Mental Capacity Act Training and Competency Framework

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    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Training

    Blackburn with Darwen Public Health Team have made an online training course on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) available to complete to partners. Please see below details on what the course entails and how to access this.

    Is this course for me?
    This course is relevant to all staff working in public services and is currently available to Blackburn with Darwen Council staff as well as Primary School and Nursery staff through the Virtual Learning Environments. We hope to roll it out to community members and other partners very soon.

    This course will be of interest to people who have attended a screening of the film Resilience but you do not need any previous knowledge of ACEs to undertake this learning.

    What will I learn?
    The course will;
    • Introduce the concept of ACE’s and build awareness of ACE science
    • Promote the benefits and importance of being ACE aware and relevance to your own life or role
    • Empower you to start to take action to prevent and address ACEs
    • Provide an introduction to practical tools and techniques for preventing and addressing ACEs
    • Signpost to sources of further information, resources and support

    The course can be accessed here:

    Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Training and Resource

    Please find below a link to the Modern Slavery Awareness and Victim Identification Guidance, produced by the Home Office. This covers questions including ‘what is modern slavery’, ‘the law’ and ‘types of modern slavery’. The guidance also includes some case studies. To view the document, please click on the link below:


    Please also find below a link to the Government’s Modern Slavery training resource page:

    Child Sexual Exploitation

    Please find below a link to an approved Department of Health online learning resource: Combating Child Sexual Exploitation for Health Professionals.

    It contains key learning and messages in relation to CSE and for non-health professionals can be utilised until the Boards Sexual Abuse and CSE online learning course is available

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    Online Learning Training on Prevent

    This online learning package offers an introduction to the Prevent duty, and explains how it aims to safeguarding vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves. The course is around 45 minutes long, and addresses all forms of terrorism and non-violent extremism, including far right wing and Islamist extremism threatening the UK. The course has been developed by HM Government following consultation with a range of individuals and organisations. It has benefitted from the Feedback of teachers, local authority officials, community-based groups, youth workers and many others. To access this online learning course, please click on the link below:


    Prevent Duty: catalogue of training courses

    This catalogue has been produced by the Home Office to highlight some of the training courses to help individuals covered by the requirements of the Prevent Duty, contained in Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. The courses within this catalogue aim to support frontline staff in increasing their understanding and awareness of radicalisation and how it can be prevented. To access this, please click on the link below:

    Channel General Awareness Online Learning

    This online learning course includes information on how Channel links to the government’s counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST) through the Prevent strategy. It also provides guidance on how to identify people who may be vulnerable to radicalisation and how to refer them into the Channel programme.

    There are case studies to help  you understand the process of identifying and referring vulnerable individuals, in addition to providing them with support, and provides you with a fundamental understanding of Channel. It takes approximately 25 minutes to complete and you need to click on all the boxes/numbers to complete fully and you can print off a certificate when finished.

    See below link, copy and paste this into your internet browser if CTRL+click does not work.