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Suitable for:       All What does this mean?

Safeguarding children and adults at risk is everyone’s business and the housing industry has an important role to play.

The course will raise awareness of children and adults at risk, the systems to safeguard them, and the role and responsibilities of housing staff and partner agencies.

It is a mandatory requirement that all staff, volunteers and contractors are trained to know what is meant by safeguarding, how to promote the welfare of adults and children, and what to do if they have concerns that a child or adult is at risk.

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    Course content 

    This one-day course is designed to give housing staff a comprehensive introduction to safeguarding children and adults covering:

    • What makes a child or adult at risk
    • The categories of abuse
    • Recognising the signs and indicators of abuse
    • The legal framework and guidance
    • The impact of abuse and neglect
    • Challenges to effective safeguarding
    • The Care Act 2014
    • Record-keeping
    • Confidentiality and information-sharing
    • Your responsibilities and how to report concerns
    • The process following referral for adults and children.

    Who should attend? 

    ALL staff, contractors and volunteers across your organisation must be able to demonstrate they have completed mandatory safeguarding training.

  • Our trainer

    Tahira Hussain (MBPsS), has extensive experience working in the statutory and voluntary sector. She had a 22-year career in social work, mental health, community development and housing. Having worked in the social housing sector as part of an equality and diversity unit, Tahira has a successful track record in consultancy, training and project management. She is a graduate member of British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). She has worked as a mental health professional practitioner for a number of NHS Trusts nationally and is a private therapist providing assessment and treatment services to individuals, legal firms, schools and corporations. She is a qualified trainer on safeguarding, professional boundaries, equalities, stress management and personal development. As a freelance consultant her clients include local authorities, the education, health and housing sector nationwide.

Safeguarding children and adults at risk

We can bring this course to you.
If you have five or more staff interested our in-house training offers great value for money.

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