Foundation Level Training

This course (tailored for either Children or Adults at Risk) will be delivered by an SPB Training Pool representative within each Agency.  


This course is intended for everyone who works with children or adults either in a professional or voluntary capacity.


The aim of this course is to raise participant’s awareness of the risks to children or adults at risk through abuse, and for them to gain an understanding of their role and responsibility in safeguarding children and adults at risk.

Learning Outcomes

For Children

By the end of the course the participants should be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by the terms ‘Safeguarding’ and ‘Child Protection.’
  • Recognise how society’s beliefs, values and attitudes towards children and child abuse have changed over time
  • List the four main categories of abuse as well as their signs and indicators
  • Identify barriers to safeguarding children and young people
  • Respond effectively to concerns about the safety and welfare of a child/young person following their own agency and SPB policies.

For Adults At Risk

By the end of the course the participants should be able to:

  • Define the term ‘adult at risk’ in relation to Adult Safeguarding
  • Name the 7 categories of abuse and list their common signs and indicators
  • Identify at least 5 barriers that can prevent the effective safeguarding of an adult at risk
  • Know when and to whom suspected abuse should be reported
  • Explain the two criteria required to initiate a Safeguarding Adults Procedure
  • List the 5 principles of Capacity as outlined within the local SPB Multi-Agency Capacity Policy


To apply, contact your training manager or line manager in the first instance. Here are some helpful telephone numbers:

For Children

Adoption & Fostering 443970
Charities 442752
Education 449415
Family Nursing and Home Care 445097
Hospital Staff 442439
Youth Service 280500
SPB (for Charitable Organisations) 442757

For Adults At Risk

States of Jersey Police 445179
ESC (Sport) 449387
(including Hospital staff)
Family Nursing and Home Care 445097
Social Security 447501
Youth Service 280500
SPB (for Charitable Organisations) 442757

If you are an organisation without access to a pool trainer then contact us here as we sometimes run this course if there is the demand.