SSAB Training Programme 2021/22

The Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) are pleased to offer the following courses throughout the 2021/22 finance year.

These courses have been developed specifically by the board and the local authority for those working in Surrey. Given this we are unable to accept applications from agencies that do not work in Surrey.
The SSAB are pleased to be able to offer their courses free of charge to all agencies working with Adults with the county of Surrey, however failure to attend or notify the SSAB of a cancellation outside of the cancellation period will result in the cost being forwarded on to your organisation.

At present all our courses are being delivered virtually. Each candidate is required to use their own computer (one per candidate)

The SSAB are currently reviewing and agreeing their 2022/23 training offer, once this has been finalised further details will be released.

If you have any questions please contact the SSAB on

Adult Safeguarding Essentials

What are the benefits?

It raises your awareness and understanding of staff roles and responsibilities in relation to the safeguarding of adults. This course includes all aspects of basic awareness and Surrey’s multi-agency approach.

What will I learn?

  • Meaning of ‘abuse and neglect’ in the context of adult safeguarding
  • Identify who an adult safeguarding enquiry applies to and the s42 duties
  • Types of abuse
  • Common indicators of abuse
  • The adult safeguarding roles of Surrey County Council, Surrey Safeguarding adults Board and other partners
  • How Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) works in Practice
  • Response to disclosures of abuse and neglect effectively
  • Correct reporting and recording of adult safeguarding concerns in Surrey
  • The relationship between adult safeguarding, child protection and domestic abuse
  • What happens when a safeguarding concern is reported to the Local Authority

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at those working with Adults in Surrey including but not restricted to:

  • District & Borough Administration staff
  • Health Administration staff
  • Care/ Nursing Home workers and Administration staff
  • Support Workers
  • Community Care Assistants
  • Night Care workers
  • Adult specific Charities/ Voluntary specific organisations
  • Safeguarding Leads who wish to complete the next level of SSAB training.

N.B NHS colleagues are not required to complete this course (training will be provided by your organisation)

To book your place, please visit the SSAB Events Page (below).

Contributing to a Section 42 Enquiry (1 day)

The Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board are currently re-evaluating this course before releasing any further dates.

What will I learn?

By the end of the course delegates will have an improved understanding of s42 Care Act enquiries, and the role of s42 enquiries in facilitating improvements in care.
Delegates will understand their organisations role in supporting enquiries under s42 of the Care Act and have the opportunity (through the use of a case study) to follow a safeguarding concern from receipt in the MASH through completion of a quality report.

  • Improved understanding of the remit and purpose of adult safeguarding across organisations.
  • Understanding the multi-agency process following submission of a safeguarding concern and the roles involved in progressing a safeguarding enquiry.
  • Understanding and utilising key legislation which aids and supports sharing information.
  • Developing knowledge of models used for root cause analysis and how to employ these effectively as part of the investigative process.
  • Developing the skills needed to provide appropriate and relevant information to partners.
  • Understanding the importance of working in partnership in order to improve outcomes for the person.
  • Improving the confidence of practitioners to engage in constructive dialogue with partners to achieve clarity of understanding across organisational boundaries.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at our partner organisations who would be required to submit information for a local authority section 42 enquiry, including:

  • Community safeguarding advisors/ leads
  • Registered Managers of Care/ Nursing Homes
  • Home Based Care Managers
  • Police colleagues
  • GPs
  • Health colleagues Safeguarding Leads (or appropriate lead) Inc. Acute Trust
  • District and Borough Safeguarding Leads


Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board Safeguarding Essentials (or equivalent)


SCIE – Information Sharing

N.B All candidates must have attend the pre-requisite course of the SSAB Adult Safeguarding Essentials being booking this course.

Please note that this course is currently not available to book.

Course Booking

To book any of the SSAB training courses please visit the SSAB Events page.