Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and this has not changed in the response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Community Services Prioritisation Plan, The COVID 2020 Act, COVID 19 Changes to the Care Act 2014 and the variety of COVID 19 Guidance are all indicating that safeguarding children and adults is as critical during COVID as it is statutory at other times.
Given all the increasing risks of abuse we need to be even more vigilance at this time. This can feel daunting to ensure you are keeping people safe and meeting your safeguarding obligations under the added pressures of COVID-19.
Please note that due to the Coronavirus all face-to-face training provided by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Adults and Children Partnership Board has been cancelled.
Future Learn/Health Education England
Online learning packages (Level 3) developed by Health Education England
E- learning for health
Health Education England (HEE) has worked with subject matter experts to develop a set of high quality, national resources for Levels 1-4.
Safeguarding adults training webinar series by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) https://www.scie.org.uk/care-providers/coronavirus-covid-19/virtual-courses/safeguarding-adults-training-webinar-series
Weekly from 6th May to 10th June – 1 hour sessions 1300-1400hrs
Topics: What is Safeguarding? / Making Safeguarding Personal / Information Sharing in Safeguarding / Safeguarding and Human Rights / s42 Enquiries for Providers / Self-Neglect and Safeguarding
National Mental Capacity Forum will be hosting a webinar to discuss specific challenges in the COVID 19 period on 28th April @ 4.30pm You need to register prior to attending here: https://essex-university.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jqZTQmgvRwmcFTw-8EVT5A
The Children’s society
1 hour e-learning package focusing on young people’s real experiences about what it’s like to be an abused or exploited child with ‘something to tell’.
Available at: https://learning.seenandheard.org.uk/
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Host of Safeguarding learning resources e-learning free for non-members just need to register
MindEd- elearning to support healthy minds
National Child Mortality Database
Webinar featuring new guidance on Joint Agency Response (JAR) to child deaths during COVID 19
Available at: https://www.ncmd.info/2020/04/07/webinar-7-april-2020/
Webinar hosted by Professor Cathy Creswell (University of Oxford) and Dr Polly Waite (Universities of Oxford and Reading) and Professor Helen Dodd (University of Reading) In the time of COVID-19, how we can best support children and young people with their worries? What does research tell us?
E-Learning for Health
Safeguarding Children Levels 1,2 and 3 as per intercollegiate document other specific training on suicide prevention and child sexual exploitation also available.
Royal College of GP’s
Online safeguarding learning resources and teaching for both adult and children.
Institute of health visiting
E-learning modules on a range of safeguarding topics including domestic abuse and slavery, Safeguarding and Child Safety. Aimed specifically for health visitors and midwifes.
Cambridge and Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Forum
Level 1 training aimed at staff requiring basic knowledge of domestic abuse Available at: https://www.cambsdasv.org.uk/website/elearning_modules/92616
Preventing Radicalisation Basic Prevent Awareness, for Level 1 and 2. Available via: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/statutory-and-mandatory-training/
Preventing Radicalisation – Awareness of Prevent Level 3 (Equivalent to WRAP Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent) and Preventing Radicalisation (Awareness especially in the context of Mental Health) Level 3 Available via: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/preventing-radicalisation-mental-health-level-3-e-learning-module-now-live/