Liverpool Adults Safeguarding Training
This page has links to safeguarding adult training offered by a range of partners across Liverpool.
Diocese of Liverpool
As part of our commitment to safeguarding, Bishop Paul has recorded a video to urge church members to complete the new online safeguarding training resource.
Easy to register and access training
The web-based courses, which provide basic awareness for protecting children and vulnerable adults, makes it easier for church members to access training, and you can now register yourself online.
Church of England guidance requires that all those working with children and/or vulnerable adults are trained appropriately – this course fulfils the first level of this requirement.
The Bishops and Archdeacons have mandated that both courses must be completed by all clergy members, all churchwardens and all parish safeguarding representatives in every parish, as well as other members of the church workforce according to their role.
There are two courses, one in Child Protection, one in Adult Safeguarding.
Each course should take less than an hour to complete, though you do not need to finish them in one visit. You can work your way through each course and save your progress, picking up where you left off each time you log in.
The Diocese of Chelmsford has developed the training in partnership with five other dioceses, including the Diocese of Liverpool. Please click on the link below.
Liverpool Training Solutions
Everyone should be able to live their life free from fear and harm but some people are not always able to protect themselves as they are vulnerable because of their age, mental capacity or disability.
Healthcare Professionals working with adults are required to complete a training course for the Safeguarding Adults at Risk (Vulnerable Adults), often referred to as POVA. Please click on the link below.
The Merseyside Safeguarding Board is contracted with the Virtual College to provide 40+ online safeguarding e-learning courses. The Board is currently offering free access to all the courses for members of the adults workforce. We are likely to charge a nominal fee for future access due to the high cost of the contract.
To take advantage of the e-learning courses partner organisations must register their staff with Virtual College. Details of how to do this are below.
Courses currently available include:
- An introduction to Forced Marriage, Spirit Possession and Honour Based Violence
- Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse
- Trafficking, Exploitation and Modern Slavery
- Wellbeing in Sexual Health
- Collaborative Working
- Communication in Health and Social Care
- Parental Mental Health
- Risk Taking Behaviour
- Safer Recruitment
- Safer Working Practices
- Understanding Pathways to Extremism
The full programme of courses can be seen on the Virtual College e-learning system. New courses are added throughout the year.
To register your staff to be able to access the full e-learning package each organisation must complete the relevant spreadsheet from the list below and add employees names and email addresses. It is very important that details are entered correctly and on the right spreadsheet – this is so we can run accurate reports on take up and usage.
A detailed registration guide can be downloaded here:
Once you have downloaded the correct spreadsheet please complete the requested information – at least first name, surname and email address – and email the completed spreadsheet securely to [email protected]. We will ad the information to the Virtual College system and staff members will be emailed individually by Virtual College with details of how to log in.
The registration spreadsheets are below. If there isn’t a spreadsheet for your agency/sector or you are unsure which is the right one to use please email us: [email protected] for assistance.
Once registered all ongoing support is provided by Virtual College through the system.