Making Safeguarding Personal

** This event is now fully booked **

2 x Half Day Webinar Sessions:

Thursday 12th January & Thursday 19th January 2023 (9.30am – 12.30pm)*

*Delegates must be able to attend both sessions

Facilitated by Nikki Sidgwick and Di Reed

Nikki is a trainer and social work consultant who works across the public sector with specialisms in Safeguarding Adults, Mental Capacity and Mental Health. She is experienced in working closely with professionals in Local Authorities, NHS, police and Courts.

Di is a trainer, a registered Social Worker and social care consultant across the public and voluntary sector, mostly in adult social care and domestic abuse.  She is experienced in working with partner agencies in Local Authorities, health, police and offender management services which has included the chairing of Safeguarding Adult Reviews.


The course aims to equip practitioners and managers who work with adults at risk with the knowledge, skills and confidence, to ensure that all Safeguarding interventions are person centered, and include the person (or their advocate) in identifying and achieving their desired outcome.

Who should apply?

The content is suitable for professionally qualified staff and those who work directly with people across statutory and non-statutory agencies. The course is particularly relevant for staff involved with adults at risk and those who may be required to submit a Safeguarding Concern; this includes: health and social care workers, Safeguarding Leads in Health and Social Care, Protecting Vulnerable People Unit Officers, Safeguarding Leads in Cleveland Fire Brigade and Registered Managers and their Deputies,* Day Service Managers and Clinical Matrons.

*For Registered Managers and Deputies, it is recommended that you attend our Safeguarding Adults Training for Managers of Services in the first instance. For further information, please go to our training resources page.

Course Content:

  • The legal and policy context of Making Safeguarding Personal, including The Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005, models of personalisation
  • National feedback and research on Making Safeguarding Personal
  • The individual’s experience of being involved in a safeguarding enquiry
  • How applying the Mental Capacity Act ensures that individuals are supported appropriately with decision making and enabled to participate in the process ensuring their wishes and feelings are paramount
  • Demonstration of best practice in applying Making Safeguarding Personal using the Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Procedures
  • Demonstration of skills and knowledge that contribute to making a safeguarding adults enquiry personalised
  • How to identify and ensure personalised outcomes for the individual within Safeguarding procedures
  • How to make best use of advocacy and/ or family and friends for the individual
  • Evaluation of the experience with the individual, what lessons can be learned?

Entry Requirements:

Staff will be expected to have relevant prior training (i.e. in Safeguarding Adults, MCA), at level 1 or above, prior to attending this course. Completion of the Safeguarding Adults Awareness Workbook will meet this requirement. This training is relevant for practitioners and managers who work directly with an Adult at Risk, and/or those involved in safeguarding investigations and conferences.

Delivery of the Course:

The webinar sessions will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. Please ensure you have full access to Teams before requesting a place.

Requesting a Place:

If you would like to request a place, please complete the form below – One form per person is required (if you are completing on behalf of someone else, please ensure to include their email address and not your own/or a generic email address). Please note that submitting a form does not guarantee a place, however we suggest that you provisionally book the date in your diary. These training sessions are usually oversubscribed and therefore allocation of places will be determined on a number of factors. Please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible on the ‘why you want to attend’ section of the form.  If you have already registered as a user please remember to log into your account prior to completing the form.

We will aim to send confirmation of your place as soon as possible. If you are unsuccessful you will be informed and your name may be added to a waiting list for this specific date.

Our courses are free to attend, however we do limit the number of places that we offer to ensure that all delegates have the opportunity to participate during the session, so if your place is confirmed and you are no longer able to attend please inform the Business Unit by email as soon as possible so that we have the chance to offer your place to another delegate . Any cancellations must be received by email no later than 11.30pm on Wednesday 4th January 2023.  Cancellation after this date or failure to attend both sessions will result in a £50 charge.

Existing Users: If you have used the website before to apply for a place then you will have an existing user account.  Please select the log-in option at the top of the form to request a place before completing all the fields, otherwise you will be unable to submit the form when you get to the end.

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New Users: If this is the first time you have requested a place on training via our website then please complete the form to request a place. You will receive an email from ‘WordPress’ which will explain how to set up your password to enable you to access your account in the future. (The email may appear in your junk folder).  Please do not use a generic email address – accounts should be set up using an individual email.

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