During the Covid-19 pandemic the following video has been developed to support safeguarding adults awareness.  It is available for free here

https://www.northsomersetsafeguarding.co.uk/userfiles/downloads/684/triennial_scr_report_2014_to_2017.pdfClovid 19 and Safeguarding Adults Messages from L&D SubGroup

Please see below useful resources from the multi-agency L&D Sub Group acting on behalf of the SAB

North Somerset Council run Learning and Development events in Adult Safeguarding

More information and booking is via cpd on-line. You will need to set up an account. https://www.n-somersetcpd.org.uk/index.asp

If you are external to the council, charges will apply. There is also a cancellation fee for non-attendance.

North Somerset Council currently uses the Bournemouth University Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Harm Framework to set the levels for our Safeguarding Adults recommended learning and development pathway. You can find our learning pathway here (Link to pdf)

  • Safeguarding Adults Alerter half day course level 1
  • Safeguarding Adults Coordinators Introductory training level 2 (Social workers and council staff)
  • Safeguarding Adults Coordinators Update training half day refresher level 2 (Social workers and council staff)
  • Safeguarding Adults Care Providers Agencies level 2 (multi-agency)
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Modern Slavery
  • Safeguarding Adults Learning and Development Forum for Providers (for those responsible for learning and development in their organisations)
  • Mental Capacity Act Making Everyday Decisions level 1. Half day awareness raising.
  • Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberties in Practice level 2. 

Provider Conference 2019

In November the Safeguarding Adults Board delivered their annual Provider Conference "Sharing Good Practice in Safeguarding Adults".   This was well attended by representatives from across health, social care, housing and voluntary sector services.  Key speakers were: 

Amanda Stride, Head of Adult Social Care Inspection for the South West, Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Kate Spreadbury, Independent Reviewer and author of Nightingale Homes Safeguarding Adult Review
Dameon Caddy, Mental Capacity Act and DoLS Manager for North Somerset Council and BNSSG CCG

A range of workshops were delivered by partner agencies sharing good practice and learning.  The day was closed with an enlightening set of sketches from Misfits Theatre which drove home many of the messages from throughout the day.

Presentations are available to download:

Findings from the Nightingale SAR
Improving Medication Practice in Care Homes
Pressure Injury and Capacity
Liberty Protection Safeguards


Multi-agency audits

The North Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board's Quality and Performance sub-group carry out multi-agency audits.  A summary of the key findings, learning points and recommendations from these audits are available below: