This session is part of our August 2022 training, delivered by Stockton Borough Council Learning and Skills, takes a lifespan approach and includes safeguarding for both adults and children and the links between both. To access our events calendar for forthcoming courses and training click here.

Safeguarding Adults


  • The concept of safeguarding and the meaning in the context of wellbeing and positive outcomes for people.
  • The impact of legislation and policy on approaches to adult safeguarding.
  • The principles underpinning adult safeguarding work
  • Engage with a range of challenging questions/scenarios associated with adult safeguarding.


  • Types of abuse
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Legal and policy framework related to adult safeguarding
  • Responding to abuse and inter-agency working

Safeguarding Children


  • Raise awareness of the legislative framework as they relate to safeguarding children
  • Raise awareness of recent changes to legislation and policy
  • Examine the signs and indicators that may raise safeguarding and child protection concerns
  • Explore responsibilities in relation to referring and recording safeguarding and child protection concerns
  • Challenge some of the myths associated with child abuse and the process of safeguarding children


  • The main forms of abuse
  • Signs that might indicate an abuse concern
  • Children’s rights
  • Responding and taking action if abuse is suspected or a child or young person confides abuse
  • Reporting concerns
  • Safeguarding legislation, policy and good practice
  • Scenario work and discussion


Please note that while a majority of our courses are free for members of the VCSE sector, a £25 cancellation fee will be charged if you cancel your place within 48 hours of the training taking place of you fail to attend.

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