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Safeguarding children and adults at risk

  • Type Public training - virtual
  • Venue Virtual training
  • Start 14 Dec 2021 10:00
  • End 14 Dec 2021 15:30


Safeguarding children and adults at risk

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. 

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? 

Refresher/Basic   Intermediate

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

Our trainer

Tahira Hussain has extensive experience working in the statutory and voluntary sectors. She had a 16-year career in social work, mental health, community development, charity and the housing sector.

Tahira has a successful track record in consultancy, training and project management. As an experienced project manager Tahira has delivered a range of projects, these include equality and diversity, domestic abuse awareness and inclusion strategies. Tahira has worked across a range of customer groups, including young people foyers, care homes, sheltered schemes and refuges in a contractual and consultancy capacity delivering therapy support, engaging with service users and training staff.  Tahira delivers one to one and group coaching to young people and families to develop confidence, increase self-esteem, develop goals and manage wellbeing.

This course will also be running on 21 September 2021.

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Price per delegate

1 delegate: £275.00 *
2 delegates: £250.00 *
3+: £225.00 *

Members of any HQN network:
1 delegate: £250.00 *
2 delegates: £225.00 *
3+: £200.00 *

* Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Byte Size members do not qualify for member discounts. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.


Key to who should attend:




Suitable for staff of all levels


This course will be particularly relevant to members of:

Equality and Diversity
The Equality and Diversity Network


Cancellations and substitutions:

If you are unable to attend an event or public training course, please let us know in writing (email is fine) at least 48 hours before. Please email

Otherwise, a cancellation fee of £60 plus VAT will be chargeable.

If you are using a package place to attend and do not inform us within the agreed time frame, then a place will be taken to cover your non-attendance.

Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited.


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