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Safeguarding training

We run safeguarding training and consultancy for people at all levels, from frontline staff to managers, safeguarding leads and those at senior management / board level responsible for governance.


Our courses

We offer the following training courses – and we develop bespoke programmes to meet the needs of your organisation.

Introduction to safeguarding: A short training session for everyone who comes into contact with children or adults at risk. This course focuses on possible signs of abuse or neglect, and what to do if you’re concerned about someone’s wellbeing.

Safeguarding peer mentor training: What does being safe mean in everyday life? An interactive session to build awareness and knowledge in the community so people are able to support each other to stay safe. 

Training for safeguarding leads: This in-depth course equips safeguarding leads with the skills, knowledge and confidence to help others keep people safe. Participants will focus on relevant legislation, guiding others through procedures and best practice.

Contemporary issues in safeguarding: This course for managers and safeguarding leads explores trends and emerging issues (for example cuckooing), and dilemmas in safeguarding including the balance between self determination/autonomy and best interest. 

Safeguarding and governance: A short, high impact session aimed at board members focusing on good governance and the role of the board in relation to safeguarding.


If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you develop your safeguarding practice through training or consultancy, contact Judith Davey on / 020 8969 3000.


Our safeguarding training team


Judith Davey

Judith has extensive experience of safeguarding from a governance perspective. Before becoming Chief Executive of The Advocacy Project, she was Director of People, Performance & Accountability and Deputy CEO for Action Aid, reporting on safeguarding and governance across international projects. More locally, Judith is on the Safeguarding Adults Board for the London Borough of Hackney. Read more…


Jonathan Douglass

Jonathan’s background is in supporting others to develop skills, knowledge and best practice to deliver excellent services. Previously, as operational safeguarding lead at VoiceAbility, he delivered all safeguarding training across the multi-site organisation and has been key in the continuous review of the organisation’s work in safeguarding adults and children. Read more…


James Howlett

James’s professional interest in safeguarding was sparked more than 10 years ago whilst triaging safeguarding alerts for the London Ambulance Service. James has extensive experience working with complex cases and supporting staff to understand safeguarding procedures. His focus is making sure people’s wishes are at the centre of any safeguarding case. Read more…


Frances Pace

Frances has designed and delivered learning programmes for many third sector organisations and training companies over the last 25 years. She has a special interest in participative training methods which fully engage people mentally, emotionally and physically. Frances designs programmes for staff at all levels, from volunteers through to executive and board level. Read more…


Sabrina Solomon

Sabrina Solomon is a trained multi-disciplinary advocate, with more than a decade of experience as both a frontline advocate and an advocacy service manager. As The Advocacy Project’s designated safeguarding lead, Sabrina plays a fundamental role in designing our safeguarding policies and procedures. Read more…