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The LSCB and SAB have a joint Training Strategy which details:

  • How they quality assure training and training facilitators
  • Groups of practitioners and the level of training they require
  • Training objectives and competencies

You can download the Southend, Essex and Thurrock Safeguarding Adults Boards 'Learning and Development Framework' here. This will provide you information about what the training should include for people in your organisation

You can download the LSCB & SAB Training Strategy here

All safeguarding children and/or adults training which has been quality assured by the Boards will display their logos

The CQC Inspectors Handbook gives information about Training and can be accessed here

Adult Safeguarding - Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff (2018) can be accessed here

The Boards' programme of multi-agency training, combining directed or face-to-face learning and eLearning options, is currently under review and we do not currently have a training offer however are confident that there are a number of excellent providers delivering both e-learning and face to face safeguarding training in the marketplace.  Historically SAB’s e-learning has been delivered via Virtual College, and a number of organisations in the area use EduCare

Southend Borough Council also offer safeguarding training to the care sector  and any queries on their training can be directed to Essex Safeguarding Adults Board and Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children’s Board also provide e-learning training for Safeguarding which can be accessed via their websites. Please note it is the responsibility of organisations to assure themselves of the quality and relevance of any safeguarding training to their workforce.”

The Social Care Institute for Excellence provide training that fits many of the safeguarding needs of Partners. Much of the training is theme and role specific and is avaialble here.

Mencap are running a 3 year project in Southend Called 'Me and My Body'. The project is delivered in partnership with the family planning association. It is a bespoke relationship and sex education course for people with a learning disability, their parents, carers ad professionals working in in the field. Details of the training available in the Southend area are available here.

Zero Suicide Alliance offer an introduction to Suicide Prevention training here


In an emergency
call 999

To report a non-urgent incident or crime to the Police
call 101

If you have concerns about a child, call Southend's Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub Plus ‘MASH+’ on 01702 215007
Select Option 1 and then either: Option 1 for professional advice; Option 2 for a specific social worker; OR Option 3 for MASH+ administration.

If you have concerns about an adult, call Southend's Access Team
01702 215008 option 1

To report concerns outside of office hours, call Emergency Duty Team
0845 606 1212