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Mon, 20 Mar


Online via Zoom, £80

Lets Talk about Safeguarding

Exploring safeguarding within the therapy setting including the interface between safeguarding requirements and the role of the therapist.

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Lets Talk about Safeguarding
Lets Talk about Safeguarding

Time & Location

20 Mar 2023, 09:30 GMT – 21 Mar 2023, 16:30 GMT

Online via Zoom, £80

About the event

Safeguarding is about noticing, speaking out, having conversations and having the confidence to act if needed.

The more we talk openly, with curiosity and courage about safeguarding, the better equipped we will be to make well-informed, good decisions confidently and potently.

This training day will focus on your relationship with safeguarding – safeguarding works well when practitioners feel comfortable with making decisions, and don’t make these in isolation.

We will take time to explore what safeguarding evokes in you, how you respond to safeguarding issues and ethical dilemmas, and what sense you make of your responses. This will ground you in Adult functioning in relation to safeguarding decision-making.

Course content

We will explore together:

• What exactly is safeguarding?

• Safeguarding and me, in my role as counsellor/psychotherapist

• The ethics of safeguarding

• Barriers to safeguarding

• Key points in relation to the interface between the requirements of safeguarding procedure and the role of the therapist.

• Case study work in small groups will bring all of your learning to life.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the day participants will have:

• A greater understanding of what safeguarding means for them, as individuals, as practitioners and in the context of their work

• Uncovered potential ‘blind-spots’ in own process

• Considered safeguarding using an ethical lens

• A greater awareness of legal and statutory requirements in relation to safeguarding

• A greater awareness of the role of agencies in safeguarding children and At Risk adults and the prevention of abuse

• An understanding of collaborative decision-making processes within safeguarding.

• A greater understanding of ensuring effective, professional practice, information-sharing and record-keeping

Who is this course for?

Counsellors and psychotherapists, coaches, mental health professionals

About the trainer

Bev Gibbons is a TSTA (Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst) in the field of psychotherapy. She has an MA In TA psychotherapy and BA Hons in integrative counselling.

She is based in North Yorkshire, in the UK, as a trainer, supervisor and psychotherapist in private practice, and as a core trainer at TA Training Organisation based in Leeds, UK.

Bev works with individuals groups and organisations and is currently the local oral exam site supervisor for UK exams with EATA, and a member of the UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) Training and Accreditation Standards Committee. Bev was a founding member and chair of the UKATA safeguarding Committee, and a former chair of UKATA.

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