Support In Dementia

What We Do

Safeguarding Training


Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. 

All providers of Health, Housing and Social Care must ensure that a practitioner is designated to take lead responsibility for safeguarding. The lead practitioner must attend training that enables them to identify, understand and respond appropriately to signs of possible abuse and neglect.

At support In Dementia our training and consultancy services can help organisations to learn about their safeguarding responsibilities.

We can support you to improve your safeguarding policies, procedures and practice, as well as develop new ways of working aligned to your organisational responsibilities. 

We can undertake service reviews and evaluation to measure the effectiveness of your existing guidance, and can design and deliver courses suitable for staff at all levels of your organisation at both introductory and advanced levels.

We are currently working with a range of providers to support and improve their safeguarding practice including:

  • The Social Care Institute for Excellence
  • The Mental Health Foundation
  • The Amy Winehouse Foundation
  • The Sussex Beacon
  • The Picker Institute
  • Brighton and Hove City Council

Current Course titles:

  • Safeguarding Children and Adults an overview
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Safeguarding Adults for managers and designated Safeguarding Officers

These courses aim to equip staff with necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to identify potential abuse and share information appropriately in line with organisational responsibilities and legal obligations.

In addition to bespoke content, all courses explore:

  • Background and context: Legal framework
  • What is safeguarding: Why is it important? Roles and responsibilities
  • Recognising abuse: Signs and symptoms, types of abuse
  • Responding to disclosures: Information sharing
  • Reporting your concerns: how to report and who to
  • Recording information: When and what to record
  • Organisational policies and procedures:

Our trainers use interactive exercises and real life scenarios that help you understand more about your responsibilities and relate your learning to practice.

It is expected that course participants will refresh their training every 3 years.

Related course titles:

  • Mental Capacity and DoLS
  • Positive Risk Taking

‘Support in Dementia is a professional and friendly organisation who considered the needs of The Sussex Beacon when delivering our safeguarding and MCA training. The training was provided in an engaging and informative manner that encouraged everyone to participate, sharing experiences alongside discussing various scenarios to promote learning. The feedback from our staff has been excellent. All our staff now have a sound understanding of adult safeguarding, have the confidence to discuss any concerns and ask for further advice to ensure patient safety and the delivery of high quality care. The training definitely contributed to us achieving our outstanding CQC rating.’

Jason Warriner, Clinical Services Director, The Sussex Beacon 2017