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It is the role of the Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) to ensure that staff who work with adults with care and support needs are able to effectively and appropriately meet their statutory responsibilities and have received the necessary training to do this.

Competency Framework

The Safeguarding Adults Board have developed a competency framework and guidance to assist employers to identify the training needs of their staff (including volunteers).

The competency framework provides a standardised approach to the skills and training staff in different roles should have regardless of the organisation they work for. This ensures a level of consistency and aims to improve the skill sets of all staff working with adults with care and support needs across the county.

Training Programme

The Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board are currently revising their training programme in order to offer a wide variety of courses around Section 42 safeguarding enquiries and safeguarding responsibilities. These courses are in line with the requirements of the competency framework.

There are a number of other training courses available, coordinated and delivered by partner organisations. This includes topics such as Prevent, Domestic Abuse, Modern Slavery, Financial Abuse.

Learning Workshops

The Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board attend learning workshops across the county. During Autumn 2018 these have focussed on the SAB policy and procedure. The SAB have attended Care Home Forums and Registered Managers Network meetings.

Learning Library

The Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board has created a learning library to contain resources for professionals.


  • An Introduction to Adult Safeguarding
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Hate Crime Training
  • Mental Capacity Act (MCA) & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
  • Neglect in a Care Setting
  • Pressure Ulcer Protocol
  • Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SAR)
  • Scams
  • SSAB Policy and Procedure supporting presentation