Safeguarding adults training

Safeguarding adults training at Slough Borough Council is open to all staff within adult social care settings, and to those who work with vulnerable adults. Our training follows the competencies for safeguarding adults, as set out in the East Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Workforce Development Strategy.

The following training is currently available free of charge.

Safeguarding e-learning

Slough Borough Council provides funding for the Log on to Care website. The site provides free training for staff who work in the social care sector in the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and MKOBB areas.

Training includes: safeguarding vulnerable adults, dementia awareness, equal opportunities and diversity essentials, managing challenging behaviour, understanding personal safety and security, food nutrition.

For more information, please visit the Log on to Care website.

Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

The Social Care Institute has a suite of Mental Capacity Act e-learning courses.

  • Supporting People to make their own decisions
  • Making day to day decisions about care and support
  • Best interest decisions about day-to-day care and support
  • Making more complex decisions
  • More complex best interests decision making
  • What to do when there is disagreement
  • Planning for the future
  • Interface between the MCA and MHA

These courses are free of charge and are available at the SCIE website - select ‘e-learning’ at the bottom of the page.
SBC promotes e-learning as a useful introduction and refresher training, and effective when applied within blended learning settings. Examples include following up completion of an e-learning course by giving staff the opportunity for skills practice and discussing what they have learnt in supervision.

Useful links and resources