Promoting Person-Centred Services

Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk

A 3 hour training course for Health Centre and General Practice and Dental Surgery Staff
This 3 hour course is designed to provide busy health care practitioners with up to date information about their professional responsibilities for reporting safeguarding concerns regarding children and adults at risk of abuse. The course will also provide the opportunity for participants to reflect on current practice, build and maintain shared values and develop effective patterns of communication. We will explore reasons why some children and adults might be particularly at risk. We will consider different types of abuse together with possible indicators that abuse is taking place. Through key texts, group exercises and reflection, we will identify causes for concern and develop an understanding of reporting procedures including some important 'do's' and 'don'ts'.  
To explore personal values and beliefs 
To enable participants to promote the safeguarding of all children and adults at risk of abuse 
To establish a shared understanding of best practice in working together to promote the safety and well-being of those we provide a service to 
To understand policy and procedures for reporting abuse 
Learning Outcomes 
By the end of the programme participants will be able to: 
Explain what is meant by safeguarding, abuse and neglect 
Identify the signs and indicators of abuse 
Have gained or renewed knowledge in relation to legislation and guidance regarding safeguarding children and adults at risk 
Know what to do if there are safeguarding concerns 
Identify the impact of abuse on the individual and for all those involved 
Identify organisational responsibilities in relation to safeguarding children and adults at risk and apply these to practice 
Domestics, aims, learning outcomes, groundrules, introductions 
Social 'norms' and values 
Definitions of abuse  
Signs and signals 
Consequences of abuse 
Cause for Concern? 
Raising an alert 
Possible barriers to a disclosure 
Organisational Safeguarding Policy and Procedures 
Legislation and Guidance 
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adult's at risk 
Training Course
Who is it for? 
Health Centre and GP staff, Dentists, Staff in Sports and Leisure Facilities, Other Service Providers 
To discuss the benefits of the course further, costs, venue etc please contact: 
Tina Thordal – 07815 064710 or e-mail 
Bill Horrocks – 07929 035297 or e-mail 
Feedback from participants: 
'Really helpful and dynamic - a breath of fresh air' 
'Thoroughly informative, fun and full of content' 
'Fantastic presentation! Humour, music, interesting concepts. Kept me on my toes and interested throughout - cannot recommend enough' 
'Got us all together for open discussion - feel more of a team' 
'Quite unique - safeguarding training is sometimes tedious but this certainly hasn't been the case today' 
'Power point print out to enable more 'readable' things to be covered at own pace while communicating important stuff in a very memorable way'