Training for social care professionals

We offer training and development for adult social care professionals and partners on the following subjects.

Our Care Act e-learning programme will help you understand the basic principles, objectives and key concepts of the new legislation as well as introducing you to the policies, regulations, guidance and our responsibilities as a local authority. You don't need a login to take part in this programme.

More resources to keep you informed about the impact of the Care Act are available on our Care Act pages.

We offer the following levels of safeguarding adults training:

Level A (foundation training) – PVI sector

Level A (foundation training) is provided principally for KCC and private, voluntary and independent staff (PVI).

A charge may be made for non-attendance or late cancellation (less than six weeks’ notice).

Course name Course details Delivery methodCost How to book
E-Learning Modules 1 and 2, Safeguarding Adults Level A (Foundation) (formerly levels 1 and 2)
  • the law and principles of the Acts
  • whistleblowing
  • Safeguarding Adults board
  • how to refer
  • making safeguarding personal
  • sharing information.
E-learning £25 per person   Book online
Safeguarding adults half day workshop – Application of Law and Policy (formerly levels 1 and 2) Read the course details (PDF, 219.8 KB) Face to face £50 Book online
Safeguarding adults half day workshop – The Safeguarding Process (formerly levels 1 and 2) Read the course details (PDF, 220.5 KB) Face to face £50 Book online

For further information regarding PVI sector safeguarding adults training, please contact HRLearning&Development@kent.gov.uk.

The Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board

The Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board, commissions multi-agency training for staff from its member statutory partner agencies, in relation to undertaking, contributing to and managing formal Safeguarding Enquiries (under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014), as well as decision making to support protective outcomes during and after Safeguarding Enquiries

Course nameCourse detailsDelivery methodCostHow to book
Policies, Procedures and Agency ResponsibilitiesRead the course details (PDF, 147.6 KB)Face to faceFree to statutory partnersBook online
Undertaking and Managing EnquiriesRead the course details asset_summary_70337%Face to faceFree to statutory partnersBook online
Effective Contribution and Collaboration in Decision MakingRead the course details (PDF, 135.8 KB)Face to faceFree to statutory partnersBook online

For more information about multi-agency safeguarding adults training please email christine.white@kent.gov.uk.

A charge may be made for non-attendance or late cancellation (less than six weeks’ notice).

Course name Course details Delivery methodCost How to book
Mental Capacity Act 1 - Statutory principles Read the course details (PDF, 156.0 KB) E-learning £25 Book online      
Mental Capacity Act 2 - Supporting decision making Read the course details (PDF, 292.1 KB) Face to face training £99 Book online
Mental Capacity Act 3 - Decision making authority and best interests Read the course details (PDF, 234.0 KB)Face to face training £99 Book online
Mental Capacity Act 4 - Restraint and restriction (half day workshop) Read the course details (PDF, 213.7 KB)Face to face training £50 Book online
Mental Capacity Act 5 - DOLS Read the course details (PDF, 218.1 KB)Face to face training £99 Book online

For further information regarding the Mental Capacity Act training, please contact HRLearning&Development@kent.gov.uk.