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'Prevent' and WRAP (Working to Raise Awareness of Prevent)

'Prevent' is part of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy.  It aims to reduce the risk of vulnerable people being exploited by radicalisers and subsequently drawn into terrorist related activity.  Prevent is not about criminalising people – it is about reducing the risk of that happening by intervening early

From the 1st July 2015, 'Prevent' is now a statutory duty under Section 26 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 for many agencies.  You can find out more here:

This means that we must have 'due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism' in the exercise of our day to day functions. All frontline staff will need to have an awareness of 'Prevent' to comply with this new legislation

WRAP (Working to Raise Awareness of Prevent)

In conjunction with the Home Office, the Department of Health has developed a training package aimed at raising awareness of this challenge. This briefing will help you to understand what this new duty means for you

Please note that agency colleagues are not eligible to attend


 Why is Radicalisation an Adult Safeguarding concern?

Radicalisation of an adult with care and support needs is an adult safeguarding issue because subjecting a person with care and support needs to radicalisation is a form of emotional abuse. Just as with any other concern that an adult may be experiencing or at risk of abuse, where radicalisation is suspected, an Adult Safeguarding response needs to be considered.

New guidance is available as a download here:Radicalisation and adult safeguarding guidance

The full range of guidance is available here:Adult safeguarding


Safeguarding Programme Review

All programmes below have been revised to ensure they are aligned with Making Safeguarding Personal and the Care Act:


Safeguarding Adults: Basic Awareness (Level 1)

Currently under Review for July and August 2017- program will be available for September 2017


New Multi-agency policy & procedures for the protection of adults with care & support needs in the West Midlands

The Adult Safeguarding policy and procedures have been redrafted to comply with the Care Act.  Previous versions should be deleted

Some ancillary sections are still to be completed, so the policy and procedures have been published initially as a working draft, and can be accessed via the Birmingham Safeguarding AdultsBoard (BSAB) website at:

In addition to this, BSAB have also put together a leaflet to ensure everyone in Birmingham is aware of how to spot adults at risk of of abuse or neglect so you can report it accordingly. Please clickHERE to access it. 


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Target AudienceTo provide staff in health and social care settings with an understanding of how to lead and manage care practice that promotes the safeguarding of adults at risk of harm

A workshop which aims to develop knowledge, skills and confidence when working with those at risk of or affected by female genital mutilation.

By the end of the course, participants will have:

·          Have developed an understanding of recent facts and figures around female genital mutilation

·          Familiarised themselves with key motives identified behind female genital mutilation

·          Identified potential warning signs and demonstrate an awareness of the effects of female genital mutilation on children/ young              people and their families

·          A brief awareness of the Female Genital Mutilation Act, and how it can be implemented

·          To develop good practice around working with women/ children at risk of or affected by female genital mutilation

·          An awareness of local and national support services that work directly with those affected by female genital mutilation

This multi-agency workshop[will identify the learning about domestic violence and child safeguarding that is emerging from Birmingham’s domestic homicide reviews with particular reference to the review into the death of Natasha Trevis, and  published Serious Adult Reviews.  

Target Audience: This multi-agency training is targeted towards those who work predominantly with families as well as for those with specialist or designated Adult safeguarding responsibilities.

Aims: To enable participants to:

  • Understand the pattern of coercive control in domestic violence and abuse and its impact upon parenting  
  • Understand the increased risks associated with ending a violent relationship and the factors that make it dangerous for victims to leave
  • Be familiar with the tactics used by domestic violence abusers to prevent help seeking by a non-abusing parent  
  • Become familiar with the worries and concerns children and victims may have around domestic violence and agency involvement  
  • Be aware of the tools and pathways for responding to adult  safeguarding in the context of domestic violence in Birmingham, including how to implement the ADASS guidance- Adult safeguarding and domestic A guide to support practitioners and managers
  • Be familiar with both unsafe practice and good practice in protecting children and vulnerable adults  exposed to domestic violence and abuse
  • Be more confident in supporting children and vulnerable adults experiencing domestic violence and abuse

This programme is aimed at advancing the knowledge of people who have already have a good understanding of Financial Abuse and will have almost certainly completed the Fianancial Awareness programme

This programme is aimed at supporting the social care workforce to recognise issues of Financial Abuse when safeguarding adults who may be at risk of abuse.

This course is open to all who provide Social Care services and support

This course looks at the basic principles regarding safeguarding which provides a suitable platform for all of the advanced safeguarding courses

This course is currently directed at Birmingham City Council staff ONLY: -

Social Work Team Manager Delivery/Workforce and Senior Practitioner Delivery/Workforce staff 

This is a level 2 course under the Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board Competency Framework, intended for all staff who may be required to undertake a statutory adult safeguarding enquiry under section 42 of the Care Act 2014. This would include social workers and staff in other partner agencies who the local authority may cause to make an enquiry on its behalf, because they are best placed to do this. Please note that there are aspects of this program that will explore aspects of the topic specific to the local authority social work role. However the majority of this 2 day course will be applicable to all who undertake adult safeguarding enquiries.