Multi-agency training and learning opportunities
To support effective safeguarding arrangements across Salford, the SSAB is committed to providing multi-agency training and learning opportunities.
We have a training strategy which has been agreed by the board and sets out our priorities. We also have a competency framework which sets out training requirements for staff working in different roles and should help you to ensure that staff within your organisation receive the appropriate level of training.
Community Led Support
This is a strengths-based approach to supporting adults that is currently being implemented in Adult Social Care. However the training is available to anyone working in Salford. The approach uses different ways of working with people to help them achieve desired outcomes through having good conversations.
Introduction to Community Led Support: Wednesdays 10 – 11.30am
What is the CLS Programme? Providing an overview of the National CLS network and programme; introducing the 7 CLS Principles that underpin this way of working and some of the known benefits to implementing this approach. A good awareness raising session with lots of information to set people on the CLS journey or as a refresh for those already involved.
Good Conversations: Tuesdays 1 – 3pm
The CLS programme includes a number of core ‘building blocks’ and essential components – Good Conversations is one of those essential components. The purpose of these workshops is to gain people’s understanding of what strengths-based approaches look like in practice in the context of CLS and their role in creating the conditions for good conversations. The workshops are available for anyone who has direct contact with people needing support and advice. This may include those in ‘front door’ services, people working for voluntary sector organisations, community groups, health and social care practitioners, etc. as well as people with lived experience and family carers.
Outcomes and Planning Support: Thursdays 10am – 12 noon
This workshop follows on from the Introduction and Good Conversations so you do need to be familiar with those components that underpin CLS. Looking at person centred thinking tools, delving into examples of and understanding outcomes and how to best use a Good Conversation to ensure what matters to the person is what matters most.
Strength based reviews: Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon
We know the importance of having a Good Conversation within the Community Led Support approach.
Where the person is known to us, and either seeks an unplanned review, or as part of the planned cycle of seeing what’s working for them, it is essential that this approach is embedded. Failing to do so leads us into a practice that solely reviews the formal support element and not the whole person at that point in time; often leading to zero change or an increased change in formal support.
Building on the Core CLS workshops of ‘Good Conversations’ and ‘Outcomes and Supports’ this workshop will explore what a strength based review should look like, what are the essential elements to ensure the review isn’t simply a task meeting Statutory duties and what needs to happen to achieve this.
If you would like to attend this training, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Exploitation / Cuckooing
Watch this short briefing video aimed at professionals working in all sectors. It explains more about 'cuckooing', a form of exploitation, what to look out for and how to seek help if you are worried that an adult may be being exploited in this way.
In August 2018, the Intercollegiate Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff
Bournemouth University has produced a National Mental Capacity Act Competency Framework
Details of all the latest news from Salford Safeguarding Adults Board.