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KMSAB Training & Events

KMSAB Training

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. Due to funding restrictions, KMSAB training is only available to staff from partner agencies which contribute financially to the Board.

Our facilitated online training sessions have been designed to enable delegates' participation through the Microsoft Teams video conferencing platform, ensuring training is interactive and relevant to practice and will form part of delegates' continuing professional development.

There is no charge for staff from the statutory partner agencies to undertake this training, although the Board does levy a fee for late cancellation or non-attendance, which is non-discretionary.

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.

    About the training workshops

    We have five workshops available to professionals who wish to extend their understanding of safeguarding in adults.  The training has been developed as part of an integrated programme of development for staff and each partner agency provides its own introductory safeguarding adults training, as well as other associated learning.  As safeguarding is integral to all work, it is important that participants who attend the courses have the agreement and support of their line manager. 

    Those wishing to book a place should ensure the training is appropriate for their role and contact their agency lead for learning and development in the first instance.

    For more information, read our training brochure, download our calendar for future training courses and read about how training has impacted on professional practice for past delegates:

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    KMSAB training brochure 2022-2023 KMSAB training calendar September-December 2022 Training impact on practice


    Our Workshops

    Adult legal literacy 

    This one day workshop will provide knowledge and understanding of the current legislative framework which underpins adult safeguarding, including supporting a person’s decision making as well as advocacy and carers’ assessments.  Participants will gain an understanding of key agency responsibilities and roles and relevant legislation will be discussed, as well as recent court judgements such as the use of inherent jurisdiction.

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    Collaborative working including multi-agency section 42 enquiries

    The workshop will cover information sharing and roles and responsibilities in cross-agency working, effective methods of communication, as well as the statutory basis for conducting a Section 42 Safeguarding Enquiry, including the different stages of an Enquiry and the use of risk assessment and analysis tools.

    The length of the course is one day.

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    Domestic abuse 

    During this one day workshop, delegates will be given an understanding of the reality of domestic abuse, female genital mutilation, stalking and harassment, harmful practices, and honour based crime, including the legal framework of domestic abuse. Collaborative working, family focus, information sharing, and professional curiosity will also be discussed.

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    Types of Adult Exploitation 

    Participants will gain an insight into working with people at risk of modern slavery, sexual exploitation, human trafficking, as well as cuckooing, mate crime, county lines and gangs, and learn about the local picture relating to exploitation, including local and national referral reporting mechanisms.  Transitional and contextual safeguarding will also be explored.

     The length of the course is one day.

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    Self-neglect and hoarding 

    Participants will become familiar with the Kent and Medway policy on self-neglect and hoarding and the Board's self-neglect quick guide, as well as information sharing, positive intervention approaches and collaborative working models.

    The length of the course is one day.

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    Register for a workshop

    Complete the booking form to register your place.


    KMSAB e-learning foundation module

    Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board has partnered with our 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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    KMSAB events

    Safeguarding Adults Reviews Learning Events

    This event will be held from 9.30am-12.30pm on Tuesday 20th September 2022’ via Microsoft Teams, and will consider good practice examples relating to self-neglect. The session is for frontline practitioners and managers and there will be a requirement to complete pre-reading, which will be circulated prior to the event. To book, please complete the booking form by 30 August 2022.

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