Learning Zone

Learning Zone

Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board (CSAB) is committed to a culture of learning and improvement. Central to effective adult safeguarding is a competent workforce and we recognise that learning can take many forms.  The "Learning Zone" is a dedicated area for organisations and practitioners designed to enhance best practice for training and ensure staff access training relevant to their role in safeguarding adults at risk of abuse or neglect.

Mental Capacity Act 2005 information for Professionals

Watch the video of Declan Frew, Social Worker in the Safeguarding Team, Adult Social Care explaining what safeguarding adult is, the legislative framework, how to report concerns and how he and the team work with colleagues across partner agencies to protect adults at risk of abuse and neglect.

"Tricky Friends" is a short animation which was developed by Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board.  Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board have obtained their permission to adapt this for use locally in Cumbria.  It is aimed at all individuals, groups and organisations who support people with learning disabilities and autism, to raise awareness of issues like exploitation, county lines, cuckooing.

The animation will help people to understand what good friendships are, when they might be harmful, and what they can do.  It is important that people with learning disabilities and autism, those who have cognitive difficulties, and also children and young adults, have positive opportunities to make and maintain friendships. We want to help them do this, to reduce the risk of harm and exploitation in groups who may be less able to recognise the intentions of others. 

CSAB hope this animation is used as a way to help people to think about the issues, to start those conversations, and keep them safer while enjoying friendships.

The animation is only 3 minutes long, and can be used with or by anyone - carers, family, organisations, individuals and groups.

We hope you find it helpful - let us know what you think csab@cumberland.gov.uk

Cumbria County Council as a partner of CSAB offer e-learning training packages open to providers, 3rd sector groups and volunteers working with adults at risk of abuse or neglect. The courses are free of charge and can be accessed on the My Learning site following a simple registration process. 

Once registered the links below will provide access to a catalogue of safeguarding e-learning courses including; 

For further information and instructions on how to complete the self-registration process please read our My Learning Self-Registration guidance (PDF 703KB) before you can access the learning. 

Please note that where you can access organisational e-learning you should continue to do so for internal monitoring, compliance, and reporting purposes.

The Programme for Alcohol Studies is a collaborative project created by the NHS North East and North Cumbria Health and Care Partnership and NHS Health Education England North East. The programme is hosted by Making Every Contact Count (MECC). A new online training platform has opened to all health and care staff who would like to learn more about alcohol abuse. The programme for alcohol studies offers a comprehensive range of self-led and live training opportunities covering:

  • alcohol awareness - what drives alcohol related harm?
  • identifying alcohol related harm - how can we talk to patients about it?
  • interventions to manage alcohol abuse - how can we support the patient journey to recovery?

North East and North Cumbria Programme for Alcohol Studies.

Alcohol Change UK

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13/07/2021 1293k

Training on Self-neglect: Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board - YouTube

The session provides best practice and multi-agency guidance when working with adults who have care and support needs who self-neglect,

National Safeguarding Adults Week is co-ordinated by The Ann Craft Trust and is an opportunity for organisations to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues. The aim is to highlight key safeguarding key issues, start conversations and raise awareness of safeguarding best practice.

During the week of action CSAB publish daily briefings signposting to information and resources and also deliver lunch & learn sessions.  You can watch the lunch and learn sessions here -

National Safeguarding Adults Week 5-Minute Briefings

March 2024

February 2024

January 2024

December 2023

October 2023

September 2023

August 2023

July 2023

June 2023

This is an archive of CSAB newsletters which may contain historic links to documents.  If you have trouble accessing please contact csab@cumberland.gov.uk