Training Resources

Action on Neglect

This resource pack was produced by a small team from the University of Stirling and Action for Children and the University of Dundee and draws on a year long process of knowledge exchange with three groups of practitioners and managers working with children in different areas of England.


Adults with Incapacity: The Assessment of Capacity for Health Care Professionals

Students will be registered practitioners working in an environment where there is a recognised need for assessment of capacity. The knowledge and skills gained in this module will contribute to continuing professional development and develop academic knowledge of the adults with incapacity (Scotland) (2000) act and the research evidence supporting the act. On successful completion of the module students will have the knowledge and skills to issue Section 47 certificates in order to deliver care to incapacitated adults within their care.


Adult Support and Protection Level 3 Training Courses. Legislative Information

This resource pack is intended to supplement the range of information presented and discussed on the two day “Council Officer and Other Specialists” course and the one day “Three Act” training course. It may also be useful to supplement information given on a range of other Adult Support and Protection learning programmes. This booklet sets out broad summaries of a range of legislative instruments that may have relevance to the protection of adults at risk of harm. It is not intended that this resource pack be used as a definitive source of legal advice. The following is given by way of general guidance only and appropriate legal advice should be sought in matters specifically relating to law.


Bespoke A & E Training Package: Adult Support & Protection

This toolkit is presented with thanks to NHS Grampian, Greater Glasgow, Ayrshire and Arran and Borders for their help, support and generosity of sharing materials. 

It can be amended to suit local needs and can include local logo’s, contact numbers, local procedures etc.

If you have any questions/feedback then please contact Jacqui Mackintosh Joint Training Co-ordinator, NHS Grampian 


Childhood Neglect: Improving Outcomes for Children 

These materials have been developed by University of Stirling and Action for Children from an original version of Childhood Neglect: Improving Outcomes for Children that were commissioned by the Department for Education for use in England. In 2013 The Scottish Government commissioned this adaptation of the original materials. Whilst this version is directly applicable to Scotland, it would also, with a little adaptation, be applicable to a range of other jurisdictions with similar concerns about, and responses to neglected children.

Before exploring the broad range of materials available, we recommend that you start by reading Training Guidance followed by The Framework. Please note you need a PDF reader to view some of the materials within this Resource, if you don't have a PDF reader you can download one for free from Adobe.


Child Protection and Disability Toolkit

The ‘Child Protection and Disability Toolkit’ has been produced in partnership by WithScotland and the Scottish Government’s Ministerial Working Group on Child Protection and Disability. It is aimed at practitioners and managers in child and family and disability services and It’s the only toolkit of its kind available to practitioners in Scotland.

It includes information on research, a set of training and resource materials designed to help professionals understand the issues and good practice guidance to supplement the Scottish Government National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014. It also contains sections such as ‘myth busters’, case studies as well as a DVD in which disabled parents speak of their experiences.


East Renfrewshire Child Protection Committee Improving Practice Resources

East Renfrewshire Child Protection Committee is committed to supporting Practitioners across all services who form ERCPC including Police, Social Work, Education, Leisure Services, Scottish Children's Reporters Administration (SCRA), Procurator Fiscal Service, Health, Housing and Voluntary Organisations; by providing the most relevant / current National information on Improving Practice in Child Protection. As well as regularly sending practice updates to your agency representative on ERCPC to circulate within your agency, we add documents of local and national interest here. Please contact the Lead Officer Child Protection should you require specific information you do not see here on this page.


Child Protection Training for Armed Forces and Associated Personnel in Scotland 

The Armed Forces provide a variety of services for children, young people and families across Scotland. These include services provided by serving personnel, volunteers and community groups affiliated to the Armed Forces. Many areas in Scotland have Cadet Forces, Army/Navy/RAF Welfare Services, Community Youth Services, Housing Support Services, Adventure Training Facilities and Recruitment Teams. 

This booklet outlines training available for Forces personnel within each CPC area in Scotland. It also provides contact details of your local Child Protection Training link should you require any further advice or assistance.

For further information, please contact Cicilie. 


Dementia Skilled: Improving practice. Learning Resource

This resource, published by Scottish Social Services Scotland and NHS Education for Scotland, is designed to help workers develop their ability to support people with dementia, their families and carers. The resource contains the Informed about Dementia: Improving Practice DVD. The resource builds on the knowledge and skills presented in the DVD and presents more detailed, and sometimes more challenging, issues to work through.


Dealing with female genital mutilation (FGM)- free online training package

The Home Office has launched a free online training package dealing with female genital mutilation (FGM), developed with Virtual College. It will give teachers, police, doctors, social workers and Border Force staff the training they need to help them identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM. 


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Toolkit

In the Scottish Government’s strategic approach to tackling alcohol misuse, Changing Scotland’s Relationship with Alcohol (2009), Point 69 focuses on children affected by parental alcohol use and a commitment to “support children and families affected by any kind of parental substance misuse, whether drugs or alcohol”. Scottish Government has developed this toolkit which contains fact sheets about how alcohol can damage the fetus, recipes for non-alcoholic cocktails, and some ideas that you might use to organise and support local awareness events or staff training.


Forced Marriage: supporting people at risk

This document is intended to provide initial guidance for any member of staff of any Ayrshire organisation who might come into contact with people at risk of forced marriage.

This Guidance is intended to provide a concise overview of what forced marriage is, the legislation in relation to forced marriage, some of the issues that practitioners’ should take into account when dealing with potential cases of forced marriage and the immediate steps practitioners should take if concerned that someone is at risk of, or has been subject to, forced marriage.


GIRFEC e-learning modules

The network for children with exceptional healthcare needs has created five e-learning modules examining approaches, exploring the knowledge and skills needed to provide child-centred, outcome-focused, evidence-based support and interventions along with understanding GIRFEC and working effectively in partnership with children and families.


A Practitioner's Guide To Getting Our Priorities Right (GOPR) 

North Ayrshire Child and Public Protection Chief Officers Group and Children’s Services Strategic Partnership are delighted to endorse this multi- agency guidance to support staff in Working with Children, Young People and Families Affected by Problematic Alcohol and/or Drug Use across North Ayrshire.


Getting it right for vulnerable children and young people in North Ayrshire

This guidance is designed primarily to support those practitioners across the multi -agency workforce who are involved in the Getting it right for every child approach in North Ayrshire and who come into contact with children and/or their parents and carers in the course of their day to day work. This will include colleagues in social services, health, education, housing, police and the voluntary sector.


GOPR Multi-Agency Summary Guidance for Practitioners & Managers

The purpose of this multi-agency summary guidance for practitioners and managers, produced by East Renfrewshire Child Protection Committee (ERCPC), is to provide partners across East Renfrewshire in both child and adult services working with children and families affected by problematic parental alcohol and/or drug use, with local practitioner guidance.


Information Sharing & Adult Protection

These presentations have been devised to help participants understand what information can and should be shared about adults when they are concerned about their wellbeing/safety etc; to identify the obstacles to effective information sharing and to gain a clear understanding of the legislative and policy background.

These slides are available for re-use. Please remove the existing logos are credit must be given to the original organisations.


It Goes On and On and On

It Goes On and On and On is a series of films about harassment and bullying of people with disabilities made by residents of Perth and Kinross. This project was led by the Us and the Housing group. Us and the Housing group is made up of local residents with learning disabilities who come together around their common interest in issues related to housing in Perth and Kinross. One of the key issues highlighted by the group was a wish to raise awareness about the harassment people with a disability often face. With the support of Independent Advocacy (Opens in a new window), Tenant Participation and Community Learning & Development the group worked with local young people to make three short films which reflect the kinds of behaviour they have experienced. 

If you would like more information, please contact: 

Gill Motion, 01738 477674 

Sheina Bell, 01738 587887 

Diana Finnie, 01738 476165


Loneliness Resource Pack

Joseph Rowntree Foundation and JRHT’s Neighbourhood approaches to loneliness has been a three-year action research programme exploring and identifying what makes us feel lonely where we live and work and what we can all do about it – personally and professionally. This resource pack brings together the lessons and experiences from the programme and includes: 

Living with loneliness? – a four-page summary of the causes of loneliness, with infographics; 

Let’s talk about loneliness – a four-page summary of ideas and actions to reduce loneliness, with infographics; 

Neighbourhood approaches to loneliness: our stories – a collection of case studies from some of the people involved; 

Working with your community to address loneliness – top tips from our external evaluators; 

Can do – guidance and tips for negotiating community action; 

How you can reduce loneliness in your neighbourhood (the process); 

Let’s talk about loneliness session plans – five one-hour group work sessions to get you thinking and talking about loneliness. 

Lets talk about loneliness - a short film featuring interviews with the communities involved in our research 

If you would like support or advice about using these resources, or for updates on the work of the programme, please contact


National Framework for Child Protection Learning and Development in Scotland 2012

The purpose of the framework is to set out a common set of skills and standards for workers to ensure the delivery of a consistently high standard of support to children and young people across the country. The main aim is to strengthen the skills and training of professionals and improve the advice and tools available to them in assessing, managing and minimising risks faced by some of our most vulnerable children and young people.


Perth & Kinross CPC Practitioner’s Guide and OnLine Toolkit – Getting Our Priorities Right (GOPR)

Perth & Kinross ADP and CPC, working jointly, continue to develop their Practitioner’s Guide and OnLine Toolkit: Getting our Priorities Right (GOPR). Working in partnership with local practitioners and managers and following 4 successful local practitioner seminars, they are continuing to roll-out this developing resource and plans are in place to carry out further workplace evaluation in 2015.


Perth & Kinross CPC Practitioner’s Guide and OnLine Toolkit – Information Sharing, Confidentiality and Consent

Perth & Kinross CPC continues to develop their Practitioner’s Guide and OnLine Toolkit: Information Sharing, Confidentiality and Consent. Developed in collaboration with the Scottish Government’s Getting it Right for Every Child Implementation Team and the Information Commissioner’s Office: Scotland, the Guide and Toolkit provides a one page resource for all practitioners seeking advice and guidance on these matters.


Practitioner Toolkit - Getting it right for children and families affected by parental problem alcohol and drug use 

Welcome to Lothian’s Practitioner Toolkit. This toolkit has been designed to complement Lothian’s interagency guidelines: Getting it right for children and families affected by parental problem alcohol and drug use: Guidelines for agencies in Edinburgh and the Lothians (ELBEG-PP 2013). Many different professionals and agencies are now involved in the care of children and families who are affected by parental substance use. All professionals have an equally important role to play in ensuring a high standard of care is delivered so that the best possible outcomes for children and families can be achieved. This toolkit aims to promote good practice so that all children and families can be offered the right help at the right time. The toolkit consists of a philosophy of approach, good practice guidance and practice ‘tools’, underpinned by evidence-based information and advice.


Protecting People Through Learning and Development 

Perth and Kinross Council is committed to raising basic awareness and understanding of adult support and protection and promoting adult safety, health and wellbeing. An e-learning online adult support and protection training course for all practitioners working across the public, private and third sectors within Perth and Kinross has been made available. The course covers: •key adult support and protection terms, definitions and signs of adult abuse •key adult support and protection policies, procedures and practice •your responsibilities in relation to adult support and protection •what to do if an adult discloses to you •what to do if you are worried about an adult


Protecting People in East Ayrshire - Training framework 2013

The Protecting People in East Ayrshire Training framework introduces a new way of thinking. It is not a fully prescriptive document, and sits alongside and within the learning and development partnerships across East Ayrshire. 


Risk Assessment and Adult Protection

These presentations from Angus Adult Protection Committee are available for re-use as long as the logos are removed and credit is given to Angus APC.


Think Capacity Think Consent: Supporting application of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act (2000) in Acute General Hospitals

Assessment of capacity to consent to treatment is an important legal and ethical issue for staff working in acute general hospitals. It is estimated that between 30% and 52% of people admitted to hospital will lack capacity to consent to treatment. Capacity to consent must always be assessed and incapacity should never be presumed because a person has a particular health condition or disability, for example mental health problems, learning disabilities, or dementia. Without proper legal authorisation the person’s right to make decisions about their care can be violated. The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (AWI)1 places an obligation on all staff to understand legislation and apply it appropriately. This learning resource provides essential information about the application of Part 5 of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (AWI) to ensure staff in acute general hospital settings safeguard the rights of people who lack capacity to consent to treatment. This learning resource can be studied independently, in a group, or in a facilitated learning session. As well as providing you with key learning, scenarios are used to help encourage exploration and reflection about real practice issues.


Treat Us With Respect - Care Home Training Materials

Following a number of requests for Adult Support and Protection training material to be made available for in house training, East Lothian Adult Protection Committee is now able to provide this. Care Homes can put forward a trainer/trainers who are currently delivering training for staff or alternatively, a nominated person that the Manager has put forward to deliver Adult Support and Protection Training could also be an option. 

For further information, please contact Helen Skinner Adult Support & Protection Learning & Development Officer , East Lothian.


Work with clients who are intoxicated

This resource has been developed by Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre under funding provided from Drug Treatment Services, Department of Human Services, Victoria.

This resource was made possible by the input of a number of people who gave willingly of their time. Their contributions, in the form of professional advice, suggestions and critical commentary are greatly valued