Safeguarding: Embedding Practical Support for Vulnerable People

There are no open events scheduled for this topic. It may be run as an open event again in the future. Alternatively, we can run it as a bespoke internal event for your organisation.


Embedding Practical Support for Vulnerable People

This highly practical and pragmatic workshop builds on the foundations laid by our related workshop on “understanding and meeting the latest legal and Inspection requirements for Safeguarding”.

In so doing, this workshop explores how organisations can endeavour to ensure their approaches for safeguarding implementation are well thought through to support individuals; it aims to help organisations prepare better and minimise the risk of incident, poor inspection results and litigation as well as the adverse publicity that can accompany poor performance in the area of safeguarding.

The workshop is designed to identify strategies for improvement to practice - with an increasing number of partnerships and the need to work collaboratively, this is no mean feat. Participants are likely to leave with a variety of answers as well as food for thought; the workshop will include plenty of opportunity to explore, learn and consider new approaches and techniques, challenge existing practice and share information with others.

Please note: This workshop focuses on pragmatic and effective ways to improve practical implementation; it does not cover the more compliance-orientated aspects such as policies and procedures or associated legislation. These are covered in the related workshop mentioned in paragraph 1 above. However the legislative requirements do underpin the reasons for the workshop and why mechanisms need to be in place to ensure the safety of individuals.

For Whom

This highly participative and interactive workshop is designed to help identify strategies for an organisational approach for providing and improving the opportunities for ensuring learners are safe. Because everyone in an organisation is responsible for safeguarding, front level staff, who may not have senior levels of authority, are particularly welcomed.

Through exploration, this workshop should enable participants to


Pre-Attendance Activity

Delegates planning to attend this workshop need to identify and bring along examples of their own organisation’s procedures to relate theory practice during the afternoon session.  Examples could include safeguarding-related policies and procedures, self-assessment, outcomes from health and safety data gathering, feedback survey forms or observation report analyses.

Session 1 - The Background behind the Safeguarding Agenda
This session provides a short introduction and context setting, without dwelling on the titles and content of the legislation the focus will be about perceptions and interpretations of safeguarding. Practical activities will be provided to maximise learning opportunities. The session will make reference to the types of incidents and issues that have lead to the latest focus on safeguarding; it outlines the rules, regulations and legislation that is in place to protect young people, together with the potential consequences of incident and/or breach.

Session 2 – Informing Vulnerable People
Session 2 explores the emerging challenges brought about by the diversity of delivery following the 14-19 Reform. Links will also be made to the requirements in the inspection frameworks and what these look like in practice. Group diversity will be explored and reference made to vulnerable people - how to help them understand the risks they may face, the support structures in place to protect them and what they should do if they feel worried. Areas to be included are:

Session 3 - Creating a Safe Environment
This session explores what might be done, regardless of the legal and inspection requirements, to help ensure multiple learning environments are safe for vulnerable people; it looks at ways to monitor effectiveness, impact and outcomes to drive improvements including:

Session 4 – Action Planning

The day concludes with time allocated for participants to consider how they can use the outcomes from the previous sessions to improve the completeness and effectiveness of their existing procedures and practices. Participants who have completed the pre-attendance activity are likely to gain the most from this session.

Delivery and learning styles applied

Internal Staff Training and Development

This training workshop, along with most of our other best practice training workshops, can be delivered as an internal training course at your premises. Even with groups as small as 6-8 delegates, the course fees per person for internal training workshops can be lower than for open events. The potential savings are even greater, if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.

Running training workshops internally is very convenient and it allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon a development action plan, with priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and is a highly effective route for staff development.

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Related Safeguarding Workshops

Certificates of Professional Development.

This course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued by email to participants who successfully complete this course. These certificates will enable participants to evidence the update of their CPD records. The workshop will consider how to best apply the knowledge gained by the delegates upon their return to the workplace. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits of attending and enable participants to make valued judgments when recording CPD activities