Learning outcomes

  • Refresh knowledge of the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect
  • Identify risk and vulnerability to abuse and neglect.
  • Describe and understand the role and main responsibilities of managers and named and designated leads/officers.
  • Explore your own values regarding adult abuse and the impact these can have on professional conduct.
  • Explore the barriers can prevent staff and adults at risk from reporting concerns and how to overcome them.
  • Understand how to respond effectively to an adult who reports abuse and how to support and supervise staff in making referrals
  • Explain the issues connected to recording and sharing information, including confidentiality.
  • Identify the impact of abuse on adults at risk and on all those involved
  • Explore your own organisations relevant policies and procedures.

Who is the training suitable for?

This course is aimed at anyone responsible for receiving concerns about the safety and welfare of adults at risk including managers and named and designated leads/officers.


The cost to attend this one day, in-person course is £150.35. Book a place by clicking the link below.

About the trainer

Jo-Anne Shellum delivers courses relating to safeguarding and disability.

Jo-Anne is the founder of Together Minds CIC which is a multi-award-winning training provider. Together Minds is a non-for-profit Community Interest Company based in the West Midlands. They use the lived experiences of the founder and directors to support the mental health of disabled individuals and their family members. They are a community and volunteer led organisation and ensure we focus on our services being co-produced within the local community. They have a team of volunteers that support with their individual projects. The organisation was founded in 2016.

Jo-Anne has over 20 years’ experience of senior management roles specialising in safeguarding and disability within the third sector. Jo-Anne is a highly experienced trainer with a strong commitment to delivering interactive, engaging, and stimulating learning experiences to drive forward change.


“Jo-Anne possesses all the attributes necessary to deliver excellent training, she is diligent, responsive, and observant. We can't thank her enough for her professionalism, flexibility, expertise, and hard work in helping us as an organisation” (Registered Manager)

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