Designated Officer Training

Safeguarding Adults Designated Officer Training

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Aim/Context This programme will support key staff to respond to safeguarding concerns in line with HSE Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse Policy and Procedures (2014).
Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this programme you will have:

  • Explored in detail the safeguarding co-ordinating role (incorporating the role of the designated officer/service manager/safeguarding co-ordinator/manager) as outlined in the HSE National Policy and Procedures – Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse
  • Considered relevant legislation and related policies to support effective safeguarding practice Explored practice approaches with a specific focus on undertaking preliminary screenings and producing safeguarding plans
  • Considered effective practice approaches in the assessment and management of safeguarding concerns recognising the importance of risk consideration.
Core Content
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse HSE National Policy and Procedures – 2014
  • Role of the Designated Officer and Service Manager as outlined in the HSE Policy
  • preliminary screening and safeguarding planning
  • person centred safeguarding responses
  • Role of HSE Safeguarding and Protection Teams
  • Consideration of related legislation and key related policies
  • Consent and capacity considerations
  • Responding to peer to peer safeguarding concerns
  • Liaison with and notification to An Garda Siocháná
  • Linkages with Trust in Care policy
Duration 6.5 hours
Delivery Method

The programme is delivered in a blended format comprising of a number of stages:

  • Prerequisite - Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Abuse eLearning programme on HSELanD.
  • Stage 1 Safeguarding Designated Officer webinar and course reading (practice exploration of policy, safeguarding roles, related legislation and key related policies)
  • Complete assigned case scenario work to consist of preliminary screening and safeguarding plan.
  • Attend and participate in live interactive workshop (prelim screening and safeguarding planning, risk management, peer to peer safeguarding concerns). This workshop may be hosted online or in a classroom.
CPD Eligibility Awarded 7 CEUs by NMBI CORU applicants can apply for credits through the CPD process.
Who should apply?

Staff who have a key role in coordinating responses to safeguarding concerns within services, such as undertaking safeguarding assessments and developing safeguarding plans such as:

  • Adult Safeguarding Designated Officers
  • Service Managers
  • Safeguarding Coordinator/Managers
How to enrol

Register on HSeLanD and search the Course Catalogue for Adult Safeguarding Designated Officer programme

Please see 2024 dates below and find our FAQ here 

 2024 Designated Officer Training Dates

Stage 3                Workshop Date

Venue Details

Platform or Venue

Date open for registration on HSeLanD

Closing Date for registration on HSeLanD 

09 January 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

15/11/2023

CLOSED

11 January 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

16/11/2023

CLOSED

17 January 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

22/11/2023

CLOSED

22 January 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

27/11/2023

CLOSED

30 January 2024

CLASSROOM

Galway City

29/11/2023

CLOSED

08 February 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

13/12/2023

CLOSED

12 February 2024

CLASSROOM

Ballinteer

20/12/2023

CLOSED

21 February 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

20/12/2023

CLOSED

28 February 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

02/01/2024

CLOSED

05 March 2024

CLASSROOM

Limerick

10/01/2024

CLOSED

14 March 2024

CLASSROOM

Galway City

11/01/2024

CLOSED

20 March 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

17/01/2024

CLOSED

26 March 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

24/01/2024

CLOSED

11 April 2024

CLASSROOM

Tullamore

30/01/2024

CLOSED

17 April 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

14/02/2024

CLOSED

23 April 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

22/02/2024

CLOSED

30 April 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

29/02/2024

CLOSED

08 May 2024

CLASSROOM

Kilkenny

05/03/2024

CLOSED

14 May 2024

CLASSROOM

Galway City

05/03/2024

CLOSED

15 May 2024

CLASSROOM with ISL Interpreter

Dublin City

13/03/2024

CLOSED

21 May 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

19/03/2024

CLOSED

23 May 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

26/03/2024

CLOSED

05 June 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

09/04/2024

CLOSED

10 June 2024

CLASSROOM

Limerick

15/04/2024

CLOSED

18 June 2024

CLASSROOM

Galway City

23/04/2024

CLOSED

25 June 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

30/04/2024

CLOSED

02 July 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

07/05/2024

CLOSED

09 July 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

14/05/2024

CLOSED

15 July 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

20/05/2024

CLOSED

25 July 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

30/05/2024

CLOSED

31 July 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

05/06/2024

CLOSED

14 August 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

19/06/2024

CLOSED

20 August 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

25/06/2024

CLOSED

28 August 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

03/07/2024

31/07/2024

04 September 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

10/07/2024

07/08/2024

12 September 2024

CLASSROOM

Cork City

18/07/2024

15/08/2024

18 September 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

24/07/2024

21/08/2024

25 September 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

31/07/2024

28/08/2024

03 October 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

08/08/2024

05/09/2024

10 October 2024

CLASSROOM

Ballinteer

15/08/2024

12/09/2024

15 October 2024

CLASSROOM

Galway City

20/08/2024

17/09/2024

22 October 2024

CLASSROOM

Castleblaney, Co Monaghan

27/08/2024

24/09/2024

29 October 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

03/09/2024

01/10/2024

07 November 2024

CLASSROOM

Galway City

12/09/2024

10/10/2024

13 November 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

18/09/2024

16/10/2024

20 November 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

25/09/2024

23/10/2024

28 November 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

03/10/2024

31/10/2024

05 December 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

10/10/2024

07/11/2024

10 December 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

15/10/2024

12/11/2024

17 December 2024

ONLINE

MS Teams

17/10/2024

17/11/2024