Adult Safeguarding Training and Development

KBSP Inter-Agency Training

Development Materials


Adult Safeguarding Training and Development

The Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership aims to ensure that adult safeguarding practice across the Bristol workforce is consistent and effective by identifying learning and development needs and setting training standards. This is achieved through the work of the Learning and Development sub group.

Partners of the KBSP have individually provided a Safeguarding Adults training offer for the Bristol workforce.

  • Safeguarding Adults e-learning. Bristol City Council e-learning introductory course to Safeguarding Adults. Available to all.
  • Safeguarding Adults Foundation. Bristol City Council course for professionals who may need to recognise the signs of abuse or neglect in adults with care and support needs, and know what to do in response to concerns. Available to staff and partner agencies.
  • Specialist safeguarding courses provided by Bristol City Council are available. Click here for the Course catalogue.
  • Bristol Against Violence and Abuse (BAVA) have a list of training opportunities available on their website.
  • Bristol Zero Tolerance and Somerset & Avon rape & sexual abuse support (SARSAS) have a training offer.

Training Standards

The LDSG has been working with other Local SABs in the region to develop a Safeguarding Adults Training Standards document. This is a learning pathway which incorporates national standards, supports local strategic aims and promotes the need for cultural change for agencies who support adults at risk. The learning opportunities outlined are based upon minimum standards and what outcomes specific groups of staff should be capable of achieving.

Training Standards 2017 -2018

KBSP Inter-agency training

Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership has previously offered inter-agency Adult Safeguarding training courses for professionals who work with adults with care and support needs. This training is aimed at anyone responsible for making safeguarding decisions about adults at risk in Bristol, either through specialist direct work with high-risk groups or as safeguarding lead for an organisation, care provider or sector (staff groups B & C of the SAB Training Standards). Please see our course flyer for more information and training dates.

We do not currently have any course dates confirmed for Adults Safeguarding but if there is sufficient interest we may be able to run this training again. Please register your interest by sending us an email.

Development materials

The below materials have been made available for the development of the professional workforce across Bristol. 

Learning and Development updates

These training resource updates can be used to signpost your workforce to a number of resources which can be used for staff development, team meetings and training days. They contain information about learning from SARs, conferences, new policies, and available training.

BSAB Learning and Development update June 2018



Multi-Agency Thematic Case Studies

Self neglect

Frequent caller

Hate Crime

Hoarding / Self-neglect

 Self neglect (2)

Hate/Mate Crime

Elder Abuse


Guidance on making a Safeguarding Adults Referral

The below presentation with guidance notes has been developed for use by organisations to cascade best practice in making high quality referrals to Bristol's front door service.

Making a Safeguarding Adults Referral PowerPoint

Examples of a poorly completed referral and a good referral have also been created.

Poor referral example

Good referral example


BSAB Annual Conference 2019 "Getting it Right: Mental Capacity"

Bristol and South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Boards hosted a joint Annual Conference to explore Mental Capacity on Tuesday 12th June at the BAWA Centre.

The conference featured a keynote from Alex Ruck Keane with workshops available on MCA & SARs; MCA Essentials; MCA for 16-17 year olds; LPA &Advanced Decisions; and Best Interest Decision Making.

Presentations from the keynote and workshops can be found below:

MCA 11 years on: Keynote

MCA for 16-17 year olds

MCA and Executive Function

Good Practice in Restriction and Restraint

Learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews

Best Interest Decision Making

Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy service


A Graphic Illustration was also produced in real time, based on the discussions on the day:

"Getting it right: Mental Capacity" Graphic Illustration



BSAB Annual Conference 2018 – Adult Exploitation, Mate Crime and Coercive Control

Professionals from across Bristol and South Gloucestershire joined together to develop skills and approaches in working together to safeguard adults from adult exploitation. The conference included theatre performance from the Brandon Trust Players, and workshops on issues such as coercive control, cuckooing, exploitation and MCA, and mate crime.

You can read more about Mate Crime here:

BSAB Mate Crime Leaflet

The presentations from the Conference and Workshops are below:

Conference Presentation

Brandon Trust Players

Conference Workshops:

Applying Mental Capacity to Safeguarding from Exploitation

Coercive control

Multi-agency response to Cuckooing

Safeguarding Adults with Care and Support needs from Modern Slavery

Sexual Exploitation


2017 Self Neglect conference