Keeping safe from abuse

Training for people who work with vulnerable adults

We run regular half-day training basic awareness courses for safeguarding adults.

Safeguarding adults – basic awareness

These courses are free for anyone who, as part of their employment, helps vulnerable people with their health, housing or social care needs – including all new starters to Thurrock Council.

No previous experience is needed. If you have received this training before, you should attend again every 3 years.

The course will help you to understand:

  • what is abuse and what is a vulnerable adult
  • the types of abuse and their potential signs and indicators
  • the facts around abuse
  • your local responsibilities

The following training dates have been arranged for 2018.

Dates Times
5 February 2018 9:15am to 12:30pm, and 1:15am to 4:30pm
1 March 2018 9:15am to 12:30pm, and 1:15am to 4:30pm
26 April 2018 9:15am to 12:30pm, and 1:15am to 4:30pm
29 May 2018 9:15am to 12:30pm, and 1:15am to 4:30pm
27 June 2018 9:15am to 12:30pm, and 1:15am to 4:30pm
19 July 2018 9:15am to 12:30pm, and 1:15am to 4:30pm
22 August 2018 9:15am to 12:30pm, and 1:15am to 4:30pm
18 September 2018 9:15am to 12:30pm, and 1:15am to 4:30pm
24 October 2018 9:15am to 12:30pm, and 1:15am to 4:30pm
20 November 2018 9:15am to 12:30pm
17 December 2018 9:15am to 12:30pm, and 1:15am to 4:30pm

Courses take place at our Civic Offices in New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL.

Thurrock Council staff can book using the internal employee self-service system. If you are not employed by Thurrock Council and would like to join one of the courses, contact our training team:

Thurrock Council training

: mylearning@thurrock.gov.uk

You can access useful training online via Social Care Institute for Excellence: e-learning courses.