Safeguarding Adults Masterclass series

LSAB Masterclass Series

Between September and December 2018, the Lambeth Safeguarding Adults Board ran a series of Adult Safeguarding Masterclasses, made possible  by Lambeth Together funding.

The Masterclass series offered the opportunity for specialist training in the more complex areas of adult safeguarding – ones which are a real challenge for health and social care professionals across the board.

Led by experts in the field, the sessions covered the following areas:

Making Safeguarding Personal,
Coercion and Control with ‘capable’ adults
Safeguarding Adults Reviews
Self-Neglect, and
Modern Slavery 

Multi-agency attendance facilitated the sharing of experiences across a wide range of partners with representation from Mental Health and Hospital Trusts, Service Commissioners, LB Lambeth, Housing, Police, London Fire Brigade, local care providers, third sector organisations and primary care services.

The series was a huge success, with 93% of attendees across all sessions reporting afterward, that the session(s) had left them better equipped to respond to adult safeguarding cases, and 91% of attendees across all sessions said that they found the multi-agency training format useful.

Lambeth Together made this project possible, and their funding further enabled the Safeguarding Adults Board to develop a permanent resource, based on the key content, learning and discussion from each session. This booklet captures the essential knowledge and legislative frameworks that can guide professionals working with adults at risk. It also provides links to further resources and research on best practice.

VAWG Training programme

Lambeth Council, and its partners, provides a range of free training on all areas of VAWG to professionals working with Lambeth residents who are at risk of, or are experiencing gender based violence. We also offer bespoke training to agencies on an outreach basis to ensure the sessions are relevant to particular client groups.


Community training and events

Recognising Modern Slavery event

LSAB Community Reference Group

The LSAB Community Reference Group work together to build a programme of events to help raise awareness and understanding of safeguarding in Lambeth. 

Our next event will focus on Modern Slavery, where we will be joined by Stop the Traffik.

More than 7,100 suspected victims of modern slavery were identified across the UK in 2018, with London the location for the highest number of suspected victims (1,477). The increase in calls to the Modern Slavery Helpline is a reflection of increased public awareness of modern slavery, yet there are likely many more victims who have not been identified. 

Modern slavery is often a hidden crime, and victims are often too traumatised to report their exploitation, or do not realise that they are victims. 

More needs to be done to give people the confidence to report their concerns.

As part of National Adult Safeguarding Week, the Lambeth Safeguarding Adults Board is hosting an event for the voluntary and community sector to raise awareness of this important issue.

This event will give participants the opportunity to learn how to spot the signs that someone may be a victim of modern slavery (which includes human trafficking, domestic servitude and forced labour) and find out more about how we can support victims.

Participants will also have space to share experiences and think about the actions their organisation can take to help protect adults at risk in Lambeth from abuse and neglect.

Event details:

  • Date: Thursday 21st November 2019
  • Time: 2pm to 4pm
  • Location: We Are 336, 336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA

To register to attend, please sign up via eventbrite.


Engage for Change

Engage for Change is a national training programme which offers a range of online and face-to-face accessible training programmes, designed to strengthen people's choice and control over their care and improve their ability to influence the health and social care services that affect their lives.

For more information about the training programmes offered, please visit their website or contact / 01274 256 919.

E-learning sources

Our e-learning offer was recently reviewed and we are making some changes to improve this training. Please continue to check back for updates.

Below are various links to further online training in regards to a range of safeguarding issues.

Social Care Institute for Excellence


The Social Care Institute for Excellence has a wealth of resources and offers training targeting care providers, housing providers, local authorities, the NHS and police to safeguard adults at risk of abuse or neglect.

For more information, visit their website