Safeguarding

We offer free safeguarding adults training to people working with adults across Barnsley. This includes online e-learning modules and courses delivered online or in person.

The training is available to those who:

  • work in paid roles in health and social care
  • are managers of paid workers or volunteers
  • work in education
  • work in the criminal justice system
  • work with those with substance use issues, homelessness, are victims of domestic violence or modern slavery
  • are volunteers
  • work in small community interest companies, voluntary settings or local groups
  • work in service industries and that sometimes come into contact with people with support needs. An example of this could be anyone working in public transport

There are a range of courses on offer. Some explain how abuse and neglect occurs, the signs, and what you can do. Others are for people who already have a good working knowledge of safeguarding adults and wish to advance their practice.

For any queries about courses, or to ask about future courses, please email sabtraining@barnsley.gov.uk

Online e-learning courses

You can complete e-learning courses on POD - our online portal. You don't need to work for Barnsley Council to be able to access this. Anyone working with adults can have access to POD.

If you've not used POD before you need to set up an account. Please email pod@barnsley.gov.uk to get started.

Courses include:

 

Virtual/in person courses

You can book a place at any of our courses on POD. You don't need to work for Barnsley Council to be able to access this. Anyone working with adults can have access to POD.

If you've not used POD before you need to set up an account. Please email pod@barnsley.gov.uk to get started.

If you don't have a POD account you can book at place by emailing: SABTraining@Barnsley.gov.uk

March 2024

Course Date Time Delivery platform
Financial abuse and scams 6 March 2024 12pm to 1.30pm Microsoft Teams
Principles of good safeguarding enquiries 7 March 9.30am to 12.30pm Microsoft Teams

DBS masterclass

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) are running a free masterclass on the DBS Update Service for recruiters and employers. This gives the opportunity to learn more about this service and the benefits to organisations in its use. The masterclass will explore:

  • What the Update Service is and it's not.
  • Which DBS certificates can be registered with the service.
  • Benefits of the service to applicants and recruiters.
  • Status checking and interpreting the results.
  • The Update Service and home-based positions.
  • Using the Update Service when recruitment decisions are made off site.

The workshop is interactive, with a questions and answers segment included.

If you'd like to ask anything before registering your place, please email rebecca.bool@dbs.gov.uk.

Register for the DBS Update Service masterclass - 12 March 2024
12 March 10am to 11am  Microsoft Teams
The prevent duty and radicalisation 13 March 12pm to 1.30pm Microsoft Teams

DBS masterclass

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) are running a free masterclass on the DBS Update Service for recruiters and employers. This gives the opportunity to learn more about this service and the benefits to organisations in its use. The masterclass will explore:

  • What the Update Service is and it's not.
  • Which DBS certificates can be registered with the service.
  • Benefits of the service to applicants and recruiters.
  • Status checking and interpreting the results.
  • The Update Service and home-based positions.
  • Using the Update Service when recruitment decisions are made off site.

The workshop is interactive, with a questions and answers segment included.

If you'd like to ask anything before registering your place, please email rebecca.bool@dbs.gov.uk.

Register for the DBS Update Service masterclass - 20 March 2024

20 March 1pm to 2pm  Microsoft Teams
Basic Safeguarding Adults 20 March 1pm to 4pm Room 14, Barnsley Town Hall
Yorkshire and Humberside learning from safeguarding adults reviews: transitions and suicide.

This session will explore suicide amongst adults in the UK and facilitate a discussion around a recent transitions and suicide safeguarding adult review to explore alternative outcomes and recommendations.

Please email sabtraining@barnsley.gov.uk to reserve a place.
27 March 2pm to 4pm TBC

April 2024

Course Date Time Delivery platform
Mental Capacity Act 3 April 9.30am to 12.30pm Microsoft Teams
Raising High quality safeguarding concerns 10 April 1pm to 4pm Microsoft Teams
Persons in Positions of Trust (PiPoT) 24 April 1pm to 2.30pm Microsoft Teams

May 2024

Course Date Time Delivery platform
The Role of Advocacy and Eligibility for Support 7 May 12pm to 1.30pm  Microsoft Teams
Learning from SARS workshop: Self neglect and hoarding 8 May  9.30am to 12.30pm  Microsoft Teams 
Substance Misuse and Mental Health 8 May 10am to 12.30pm McClintock building
Principles of good safeguarding enquiries 9 May 1pm to 4pm Microsoft Teams

What support is available to people who hoard?

This course was previously called: Self-Neglect, Hoarding and the work of the Safer Communities Team

This course will help:

  • to spot the signs of self-neglect and hoarding
  • know what action to take if you are concerned that someone might be self-neglecting or hoarding
  • know where to find tools and guidance to support your work with someone who is self-neglecting or hoarding

To book a place please email SABTraining@Barnsley.gov.uk or book via pod.

13 May 9.30am to 12.30pm Microsoft Teams

Alcohol Awareness and Brief interventions

14 May 10am to 1pm Zoom
Basic Safeguarding Adults 15 May 9.30am to 12.30pm Room 11, Barnsley Town Hall
Good practice in completing safeguarding adult referral forms 16 May 12pm to 1.30pm Microsoft Teams
Understanding the deprivation of liberty safeguards 23 May 9.30am to 12.30pm Events Room, Library @ the Lightbox

GAP - Group Around the Person

Working with the adult to find solutions to "stuck" issues and risks by engaging family and friends to achieve sustainable goals.

A participatory course to support the development of practice skills, using group work and scenarios.

You'll learn:

  • The theory behind the model of family and friends’ engagement
  • Delivering person centred/empowering responses in partnership with the adult, their families, and friends.
  • How to identify adults who might benefit from this approach
  • How the Group Around the Person has been used in Barnsley (called Family Group Conferences in other parts of the country)
  • How to apply the learning by using locally agreed tools
  • Sources of support from workers who have used this model.

This course is for:

  • Workers from housing, social care, drug and alcohol services, homelessness and probation who would like to develop their confidence in engaging family and friends in problem solving.
  • Workers supporting adults struggling with self-neglect and/or hoarding, insecure housing linked to family issues, adults living with drug or alcohol issues or adults experiencing abuse from family and/or friends. (This is not an exclusive list and the model can be used by any workers supporting adults and their families)
  • You need to agree with your manager that you will be supported to use the GAP model post training. We will supply a template for your manager to complete in advance of the training.

For more information contact Cath Erine – CathErine@barnsley.gov.uk

To apply email SABTraining@barnsley.gov.uk

24 May 10am to 4pm Events Room, Library @ the Lightbox
Self-Neglect and Hoarding 30 May 12pm to 1.30pm Microsoft Teams

June 2024

Course Date Time Delivery platform
The prevent duty and radicalisation 5 June 12pm to 1.30pm Microsoft Teams
Drugs Awareness 5 June 12.30pm to 4.30pm McClintock Building

Alcohol Awareness and Brief interventions

11 June 10am to 1pm Zoom

BRS Service Presentation

12 June 10am to 12.30pm McClintock building
Persons in Positions of Trust (PiPoT) 17 June  12pm to 1.30pm Microsoft Teams 
Financial abuse and scams 20 June 12pm to 1.30pm Microsoft Teams

July 2024

Course Date Time Delivery platform
Good practice in completing safeguarding adult referral forms 2 July 12pm to 1.30pm Microsoft Teams
Mental Capacity Act 4 July 1pm to 4pm Microsoft Teams

Alcohol Awareness and Brief interventions

9 July 10am to 1pm Zoom
Basic safeguarding adults workshop 10 July 12.30pm to 4.30pm Barnsley Town Hall
Reception Room

August 2024

Course Date Time Delivery platform
Good Practice in Completing s.42 Reports 7 August 12pm to 1.30pm Microsoft Teams
Raising High quality safeguarding concerns 13 August 9.30am to 12.30pm Microsoft Teams

Alcohol Awareness and Brief interventions

13 August 10am to 1pm Zoom

BRS Service Presentation

14 August 10am to 12.30pm McClintock building
Learning from SARS workshop: Professional curiosity and multi agency working 14 August  9.30am to 12.30pm Microsoft Teams 
Substance Misuse and Mental Health 28 August 10am to 12.30pm McClintock building
Self-Neglect and Hoarding 29 August 12pm to 1.30pm Microsoft Teams

September 2024

Course Date Time Delivery platform
The prevent duty and radicalisation 4 September 12pm to 1.30pm Microsoft Teams
Principles of good safeguarding enquiries 9 September 1pm to 4pm Microsoft Teams

Alcohol Awareness and Brief interventions

10 September 10am to 1pm Zoom
The Role of Advocacy and Eligibility for Support 11 September 12pm to 1.30pm  Microsoft Teams
Drugs Awareness 11 September 12.30pm to 4.30pm McClintock Building
Mental Capacity Act 12 September 9.30am to 12.30pm Microsoft Teams
Basic Safeguarding Adults 18 September 1pm to 4pm Microsoft Teams

October 2024

Course Date Time Delivery platform

Alcohol Awareness and Brief interventions

8 October 10am to 1pm Zoom

BRS Service Presentation

9 October 10am to 12.30pm McClintock building
Learning from SARS workshop: Impact of abuse during childhood 16 October 1pm to 4pm 

Microsoft Teams 

 

Understanding the deprivation of liberty safeguards 31 October 1pm to 4pm Room 11, Barnsley Town Hall

November 2024

Course Date Time Delivery platform
Persons in Positions of Trust (PiPoT) 4 November  12pm to 1.30pm Microsoft Teams
Basic Safeguarding Adults 6 November 9.30am to 12.30pm Room 11, Barnsley Town Hall

Alcohol Awareness and Brief interventions

12 November 10am to 1pm Zoom
Substance Misuse and Mental Health 13 November 10am to 12.30pm McClintock building
Good practice in completing safeguarding adult referral forms 21 November 12pm to 1.30pm Microsoft Teams
Raising high quality concerns 26 November 9.30am to 12.30pm Reception Room, Barnsley Town Hall
Good Practice in Completing s.42 Reports 28 November 12pm to 1.30pm Microsoft Teams

December 2024

Course Date Time Delivery platform
Self-Neglect and Hoarding 3 December 12pm to 1.30pm Microsoft Teams
Principles of good safeguarding enquiries 4 December 9.30am to 12.30pm Microsoft Teams
The prevent duty and radicalisation 4 December 12pm to 1.30pm Microsoft Teams
Drugs Awareness 4 December 12.30pm to 4.30pm McClintock Building
Raising High quality safeguarding concerns 5 December 1pm to 4pm Microsoft Teams

BRS Service Presentation

11 December 10am to 12.30pm McClintock building
Understanding the deprivation of liberty safeguards 16 December 9.30am to 12.30pm Microsoft Teams
A mental capacity act - supported decision making workshop 18 December 9.30am to 12.30pm Microsoft Teams

January 2025

Course Date Time Delivery platform
Learning from SARS workshop: Family carers  16 January  9.30am to 12.30pm  Microsoft Teams