We are currently delivering all of our training online via Microsoft Teams or eLearning packages.

Safeguarding adults training courses

East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board (ERSAB) offers a range of free, safeguarding adult training courses at Levels 1, 2 and 3, which meet the standards set by ERSAB Training Strategy. Courses are delivered by eLearning, Workbook or virtually (online).

Please note: from January 2024 ERSAB WILL NOT be delivering the following ON-LINE courses - Level 1 Recognising Adult Abuse and Level 2 Mental Capacity Act. Both these courses are available via eLearning and in addition there is Level 1 Workbook. See below for further details.

To undertake levels 2 and 3 training, you should have completed certain prior learning within the last 3 years. There is more information about this in the table in the ERSAB Prior Learning pdf below:

ERSAB Training Prior Learning Table (pdf 177kb)

Search below for courses available to all independent care sector staff:

ERSAB course finder

Please note: further dates will be added as they become available including for Level 3 Role of the Manager and Level 3 Undertaking Section 42 Enquiries training.

Please contact if you have any questions about the courses.

ERSAB Multi-Agency Training Calendar

ERSAB Training Calendar v3 - January to April 2024

ERSAB Training Calendar v1 - May to July 2024

Booking form

The booking form for ERSAB courses is available to download and complete below. It is also available to download from within each course notice, so delegates should have no trouble being able to book onto training courses.

Download the ERSAB Training Course Booking Form

Course finder

About ERSAB training

Online training

Please use the Evaluation form to provide feedback on these sessions and to claim your certificate.

Please note: except for level 1, you must still have the necessary prerequisites before you can claim a certificate.

Complete the ERSAB Training Evaluation Form

Virtual training

Please read the guidance document below entitled 'What is Virtual Training?'.

What is Virtual Training? (pdf 94kb)

The virtual sessions with the ERSAB trainer will be awarded a certificate, valid for three years. Resources produced during the Covid restrictions are being reviewed. New resources will commence from January 2022.

We try to replicate the face-to-face sessions with case studies, quizzes and opportunities for discussion and questions, and have arranged several sessions at both Level 1 and Level 2 between now and the end of the year.

If you would like to book a place on one of the courses, check the Training Calendar and complete the Booking Form in the usual way.

ERSAB Course Booking Form (word 190kb)

If it is more convenient, we still have the online videos available as outlined below but, as this is a temporary measure, the certificate is valid for only a year.

If you have any queries, please contact the support team on (01482) 396442 or

What is Virtual Training?

Virtual Training is in place of face-to-face training which is currently not available due to Covid-19 restrictions. It is a live session with a trainer and other learners which can be done remotely using digital technology. It enables learners to listen and interact with the trainer and with other learners as you would in a face-to-face session.

What Equipment/Technology do I need?

  • A quiet space where you won’t be interrupted

  • Your handouts (sent prior to the course)

  • A laptop/PC/smartphone or tablet (maximum of two people per screen please)

  • A speaker and a microphone as a minimum, but preferably a web cam too (most modern devices will have these built-in)

  • The training will be conducted through Microsoft Teams but you don’t need to download the software – you can join as a ‘Guest.’

How do I take part in a Virtual Training Session?

  • Check the training calendar and select the course and date you wish to take part in

  • Make sure you have access to the necessary technology (see panel above entitled 'What Equipment/Technology do I need?')

  • Book yourself on the course in the usual way using the booking form on the website.

  • Once your booking is confirmed, you will be sent a link via email - 'Join meeting' - along with the documents used in the training

  • On the day, click on the link 10-15 minutes before the session is due to start

  • Enter your name and click ‘Join now’

  • Make sure your camera and microphone are working

  • Join in the training!

Level 1 training

You have the option of completing eLearning or downloading and completing the workbook.

Level 1 Workbook

The Workbook gives a basic understanding of safeguarding and can be used by staff and volunteers.

The Workbook can be printed and done in your own time and then discussed with your manager.

Offering a flexible approach to learning, it can be used at a convenient time, has to be completed with support and supervision from a manager, can be completed as a group activity or individually - it provides information and checks learning using a variety of questions.

To download a copy of the ERSAB workbook please click on the link below. Answers are available to managers from the SAB Administration team.

ERSAB Level 1 Workbook - V2 August 2023 (pdf 446kb)

Level 2 training

ERSAB Level 2 courses are suitable for all delegates working within the voluntary and independent sector supporting 'Adults at Risk of Harm' (formerly Vulnerable Adults), in a range of settings.

A prerequisite to taking a Level 2 course is that participants must have completed Level 1 training.

Level 2 courses include the following:

  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005 course which explores practitioners' roles and responsibilities when applying the Mental Capacity Act 2005, within the safeguarding adults context.

  • The Reporting a Concern course takes participants through the safeguarding adult reporting process from identification to reporting of a concern, as outlined in the ERSAB multi-agency procedures for responding to adults at risk of harm and abuse.

ERSAB offers an eLearning course on the Mental Capacity Act. Reporting Concerns is 3-hour online course. Both are pre-requisites for further learning at Level 3 provided by the Board.

Level 3 training

Level 3 training is for seniors/managers and includes the following:

  • Role of the Manager

  • Section 42: making an enquiry.

Learning Briefs

Seven-minute briefings are based on research that suggests seven minutes is an ideal time in which to concentrate and learn.

This type of summary is now being adopted by the Board in order to provide learning briefs for partners in regard to Adult Safeguarding.


ERSAB course evaluation feedback form

Please use the evaluation form to provide feedback on these sessions and to claim your certificate. (Except for level 1, you must still have the necessary prerequisites before you can claim a certificate.)

Please complete the evaluation form by clicking the Start button below.

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