The Isle of Wight Safeguarding Adults Board (IOWSAB) offers a range of fully funded courses throughout the year, as well as a range of free e-learning. All courses are free to professionals from any agency, including the voluntary sector.

IOWSAB courses are there to complement and build on your own agency safeguarding training.

Our courses are around specific themes or policies – they are not general safeguarding courses. Before attending any IOWSAB training, there is an expectation you will have completed adult safeguarding training either within your own agency, or via IOW Council Learning and Development.

There is also an expectation that you have read, or at least are aware of, the range of IOWSAB policies and guidance in the ‘resources’ section on this website. They are there to support you in your practice.

Before booking on a course, please ensure that you have read the guidance about any pre-reading and relevance of the course to your role.

Access to SAB Learning and Development opportunities

All Isle of Wight Safeguarding Adults Board training is hosted on the Learning Hub hosted by IOW Council.

To obtain a login for the system, please contact  Once you have signed in, select a course > click Go to Course > click on Enrol me > scroll down to training dates and select date(s) that you wish to attend.

Joining the Learning Hub will:

  • Provide access to all IOWSAB training
  • Give access to a range of adult safeguarding e-learning
  • Offer some child safeguarding e-learning
  • Offers some Children’s Social Care and Adults’ Social Care e-learning
  • Access to equality, diversity and inclusion IOW Council training
  • Automatically generate attendance certificates for training portfolios
  • Over time be able to offer a growing number of e-learning opportunities

For all training, a link will be provided which will take you to the Learning Hub where you will be asked to log in before booking a place on training, or undertake e-learning.

4LSAB Learning and Development Strategy

This multi-agency learning and development guidance is designed to support the development of best practice in relation to safeguarding adults across Southampton, Hampshire and Isle of Wight and Portsmouth local authority areas.

Isle of Wight Learning and Development Strategy

Practitioners working in both universal services and specialist services have a responsibility to prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse and neglect of adults with care and support needs, to safeguard adults at risk in a way that supports them in making choices and having control about how they want to live (Making Safeguarding Personal) and to share information and work with other agencies in accordance with the IOWSAB Decision Support Guidance and 4LSAB MARM Framework. To do this effectively, practitioners need to continue to develop their knowledge and skills in adult safeguarding and their knowledge and application of relevant legislation and local SAB polices. They will also need to be aware of prevalent safeguarding themes locally, such as self-neglect and financial abuse.

To enable this, the SAB partner agencies should consider what training and resources are needed locally, and how they will monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of any training they commission. Multi-agency training will be important in supporting a collective understanding of local need. This local guidance will set out:

• The roles and responsibilities of the LSAB, partner agencies and all other organisations working with adults at risk in ensuring all those working with adults at risk receive appropriate safeguarding training.
• A common understanding of single and multi-agency training.
• The standards for the provision and delivery of training.
• How the training provided by LSAB will be evaluated

This local Isle of Wight guidance sits under the overarching 4LSAB Workforce Development Strategy which covers Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth.


Past Events

LSAB-OPCC Conference 2017 – ‘Making Safeguarding Personal for People with Learning Disabilities’, Gurnard Pines, Cowes

Date: 29 March 2017

Over 180 professionals recently attended the Isle of Wight’s “Making Safeguarding Personal for People with Learning Difficulties” Conference. Jointly organised by the Isle of Wight Safeguarding Adults Board and the… Read more “LSAB-OPCC Conference 2017 – ‘Making Safeguarding Personal for People with Learning Disabilities’, Gurnard Pines, Cowes”