KMSAB Training & Events
The Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board (KMSAB) commissions multi-agency safeguarding adults training for staff from the statutory sector who have a responsibility for direct practice in safeguarding. We are currently in the process of arranging a new programme of training courses, please check back on our website at a later date for more information.
In the meantime, please see our other learning opportunities that are available below.
To support agencies that do not have one, the KMSAB has also developed a competence framework which provides employees and employers with a benchmark for the minimum standard of competence required of those who work to safeguard adults across a range of sectors. To access this framework, visit our useful links and resources for professionals page.
KMSAB e-learning foundation module
Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board has partnered with training provider, DCC-I, to create an e-learning module. This module will focus on the safeguarding principles to provide a basic introduction to topics such as the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act. This e-learning is designed to act as an introduction to, or a refresher of, the safeguarding principles.
This is not a substitute for your agency’s own safeguarding training or the KMSAB multi-agency training courses. The quiz at the end of the e-learning is for your personal reflection and does not provide a formal review of your learning.
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SAR/DHR Joint Webinar
Learning the lessons from Domestic Homicide & Safeguarding Adults Reviews – ‘Who cares for the carers?' - Wednesday 22 November 2023, 13:00-16:00
As part of the National Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week 2023, the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board is hosting a joint seminar with the Kent Community Safety Partnership to share the learnings from Kent and Medway’s recently completed Safeguarding Adults and Domestic Homicide Reviews (SARs and DHRs)
This event will have a specific focus on informal carers, domestic abuse within caring dynamics, and the consideration of supporting carers with their own Care and Support Needs, through the use of carers assessments and raising the profile of local carers support within Kent and Medway.
KMSAB Open Sessions
These open sessions are open to all and may be particularly beneficial to: people with lived experience of safeguarding; individuals with care and support needs; anyone engaging in caring for adults at risk; People working in the health and social care sector either statutory, voluntary, charity or private.
These sessions are free of charge and will focus on providing a space where attendees can engage with the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board to discuss topical issues and current planned activity being delivered across Kent and Medway, as part of their professional or personal development. Each session will provide the opportunity to meet some key people responsible for safeguarding in Kent and Medway and ask them questions about their service.
The next two open sessions are scheduled to take place at the below times and each focus on a different theme:
- Adopting a Trauma Informed Approach to Adult Safeguarding (as part of National Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week) - Thursday 23rd November 2023, 6pm-7:30pm
Other training opportunities
Although the Board's multi-agency safeguarding adults training workshops are not funded for external organisations, there are a wealth of independent training organisations and professional associations which offer training and other resources:
The following websites may also be helpful: