Making Safeguarding Personal Training – Wednesday 9th May 2018


Making Safeguarding Personal Training

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Time: 9am – 4pm

Venue: River Tees Watersports Centre, The Slipway, North Shore, Stockton-On-Tees, TS18 2NL

*Please note that lunch will not be provided.

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.  Di has chaired Safeguarding Adult Reviews and is an independent overview report writer for statutory Domestic Homicide 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 centred, 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?


After the course, you will be sent a short survey to complete. You will then receive a certificate from the Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board Business Unit.

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 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.

Requesting a Place:

If you would like to request a place, please complete the form below by Friday 26 January – one form per person is required. Please note that submitting a form does not guarantee a place, however we suggest that you provisionally book this date in your diary. Our training sessions are usually oversubscribed and therefore allocation of places will be determined by 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 are unsuccessful we may be able to offer you an alternative training date or your name may be added to a reserve list. We will send confirmation either way by Friday 2 February.

Charging Policy for Non-Attendance:

This course is free to attend, however if your place is confirmed and you are unable to attend, you must inform the Business Unit by Tuesday 1 May 2018. Cancellation after this date or failure to attend will result in a £50 charge.


You will automatically be added to our circulation list and will receive quarterly newsletters from the Board – this includes information on upcoming training events. If you do not wish to be added to this list, please let us know via [email protected]