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We offer a range of fully-funded courses and free e-learning to professionals from any agency, including the voluntary sector.

IOWSAB courses are not general safeguarding courses. They focus on specific themes or policies and are there to complement your own agency safeguarding training.

Before attending any IOWSAB training, there is an expectation that:

  • you will have completed adult safeguarding training either within your own agency, or via IOW Council Learning and Development.
  • you have a basic awareness 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.

Accessing our Learning and Development

Our learning and development materials are hosted on the Isle of Wight Council’s Learning Hub.

To access them you will need a Learning Hub account, which will:

  • Provide access to all IOWSAB training
  • Give access to a range of adult and child safeguarding e-learning
  • Automatically generate attendance certificates (after completing course evaluation)

The Safeguarding Adults Board cannot create Learning Hub accounts.

To request a Learning Hub account (or recover an existing account), please contact the IW Council’s Learning and Development team:

For help with logging on to the Learning Hub: Click here to read the Learning Hub User Guide

After signing in to the Learning Hub, select a course. Then click Go to Course > click on Enrol me > scroll down to training dates and select the date(s) that you wish to attend.

As part of the PA Noticeboard registration process, personal assistants should:

  • request a Learning Hub account
  • complete the Safeguarding e-learning modules below

Safeguarding Adults

For those who have existing knowledge about safeguarding processes and responsibilities, and require a shorter refresher.
Click here to register for the Safeguarding Adults e-learning

Introduction to Safeguarding Children

A short e-learning course to raise awareness that safeguarding children you may come into contact with in people’s homes, or in the community is everyone’s responsibility.
Click here to register for the Introduction to Safeguarding Children e-learning

Learning and Development Strategies

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.

Read the 4LSAB Learning and Development Strategy

Practitioners working in universal or specialist services have a responsibility to prevent harm, and reduce the risk of abuse or 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 enable this, 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.

IOW SAB Workforce Development Policy 2024