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 Safeguarding Training Information (COVID -19)

PLEASE NOTE : we are unable to deliver any face-to-face training during government restrictions and we have no way of knowing how long this might continue.  Any changes to this will be appear on this website.

Support to Care Sector Managers

Please see below a  briefing for Registered Managers within the care sector designed to support safeguarding practice. This includes details on Safeguarding; Mental Capacity Act; Care Quality Commission and Managers Personal Well-being.  This resource is designed to support staff working in the care sector until the face to face training sessions can start again. 

A briefing for Care Sector Managers on safeguarding practice 

Temporary Changes to Training Policy

We understand that people may be concerned about their training validation expiring as the three-year limit approaches.  In order to address this, we have made some temporary changes to the training policy.

Level 1

As before, you have the option of completing the online training or downloading and completing the workbook. Although this would be valid for three years, we recommend face-to-face training as soon as it becomes available, particularly for new starters. Level one training can be accessed below.

Level one online training

Levels 2 & 3

We are pleased to announce that we have created two level two and one level three safeguarding training courses which are now freely available on the ASC Leader portal, the training can be accessed via

Level 2 Online Training

MCA Online Training

Online training for all lessons at levels 2 & 3. This will allow those who are eligible, to keep their training up to date and will last for one year. In order to gain the year’s extension, you must notify us and complete the evaluation form. 

Level 3 Undertaking a safeguarding Section 42 Enquiry and Level 3 for Managers along with a briefing for managers.

Section 42 Online Training

The on-line training is offered as an interim measure and is not a permanent substitute for attending the taught sessions.  These will be run again as soon as we are able to use public venues and the restrictions have been lifted.

Please use the evaluation forms to let us have any comments you have as we continue to learn from this new approach

The situation will be reviewed on a week by week basis and further updates added to the website.

The courses on offer are informed by developments in practice, the latest legislation, national and local guidance and local policy and procedures. 

Level 3 - VARM -  
Vulnerable Adults Risk Management

This course is suitable for delegates with safeguarding decision making responsibility, working in the voluntary and independent sector, working with 'Adults at Risk of Harm' within a range of settings.  This activity is appropriate for those that supervise, manage or quality-assure the work of practitioners. Delegates must have attended a Level 2 course e.g. Reporting Concerns, Mental Capacity Act, Reporting Concerns face to face training session.

 An online version of the VARM training is now available by following the link below Its all live now on the following link: ERSAB VARM TRAINING

The hope is, that before the extension expires, face-to-face training will have resumed and things will return to normal. We can then evaluate and prioritise the training need.

Useful links

Current advice provided by the Government using the following link to


 Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for social care  SCIE-   Social Care Institute for Excellence -

COVID-19: residential care, supported living and home care


Social care provider resilience during COVID-19:

guidance to commissioners

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Humberside Police logo

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust logo
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