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Safeguarding Children
& Adults at Risk


Course Background

This one day training course clarifies the roles and responsibilities in promoting the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and adults at risk. The course is designed to provide all front line staff who have contact with adults and/or children with the necessary knowledge to identify the possible signs of abuse and know what actions to take in reporting the matter to the appropriate authorities.

Who should attend?

All front line staff who have regular contact with adults and/or children and those undertaking the Social Care Induction Framework or NVQ/Diplomas in Health & Social Care. In April 2016, the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act came into effect. This major legislative charge will have an impact on safeguarding of children, young people and adults. Part 7 reiterates that safeguarding is everyone’s business and the need to recognise and act when identifying children and adults at risk.  This course covers the underpinning knowledge required for this SCIF unit.


By the end of the course delegates will be able to;

  • Identify what is meant by safeguarding and abuse
  • Have an understanding of the various categories of abuse and neglect for adults and children
  • Recognise the signs and indicators of possible abuse
  • Identify the relevant legislation and guidance that safeguards children and adults at risk
  • Recognise how own beliefs, experience and attitudes might influence professional involvement in safeguarding work
  • Identify the barriers to children and adults reporting concerns
  • Know how to respond and report your concerns

Susan Sidford

The Trainer

Susan Sidford recently retired from South Wales Police having served over 30 year’s. She started her police career in 1986 and gained significant experience as a uniform response officer. With many years service working within the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Sue completed her police service within the Public Protection Unit (PPU).

After serving as a Detective Sergeant within the CID, in 2007, Susan was promoted to the rank of Detective Inspector within the Public Protection Unit. In this particularly challenging and demanding role, Susan was responsible for the following key areas;

  • Responsible for team of 28 Detectives investigating Child Abuse and Domestic Abuse cases.
  • Chair of the Public Protection, Bronze Group, established in 2008 as a result of the unprecedented number of suicides by young people in the Bridgend County Borough area. Sue remained Chair of this group until her retirement in 2018.
  • Liaison with multi agencies to discuss safeguarding arrangements
  • Attending meetings regarding safeguarding of children
  • Chairing of MARAC meeting (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference) regarding high risk domestic abuse victims.
  • Chairing of PRUDIC meetings (Procedural Response to Unexpected Death in Childhood)
  • Attendance at MAPPA meetings (Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements)
  • Responsible for recruitment and interviewing of new team members
  • Senior Investigating Officer for numerous serious sexual offences and variety of other serious crimes.
  • Have managed and run Operations involving Child Sexual Exploitation offences.
  • Delivered training to colleagues within South Wales Police and partner agencies, such as Social Services and Health.
  • Managed 2 CID teams investigating high volume and serious criminal offences
  • Intelligence manager and dealing with confidential informants

Safeguarding Children & Adults at Risk


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Safety Solutions Training Ltd.

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