Volunteer Now - Keeping Adults Safe: Training for Managers, Supervisors and Management Committee Members

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Keeping Adults Safe: Training for Managers, Supervisors and Management Committee Members

Based on the principles of good practice in safeguarding adults at risk as outlined in Keeping Adults Safe: A Shared Responsibility this one day certificated training programme covers:

  • legal and policy context of adult safeguarding;
  • awareness of abuse issues;
  • procedures for reporting concerns;
  • code of behaviour for staff/volunteers;
  • procedures for recruitment, selection and management of staff/volunteers; and
  • dealing with allegations against staff/volunteers.

Who is the training for?

This one day certificated course is written specifically for people who have management, supervisory and governance responsibility within organisations providing services/activities for adults at risk.  For example Management Committee/Board Members, those who have a role in the recruitment and selection of staff and volunteers and those who support and manage staff and volunteers.

This course raises awareness of vulnerability and a background to legal responsiblities in the morning and then examines the procedures for the recruitment, selection and management of staff and volunteers in the afternoon.   It will assist voluntary, community and independent sector organisations working with adults at risk to achieve the minimum standards of best practice as outlined in the publication 'Keeping Adults Safe: A Shared Responsibility'.

This course links to the objectives of Level 2 training within the NIASP Training Strategy and Framework.  Please click here for the NIASP Training Strategy.

*****This is not training for the role of ‘Adult Safeguarding Champion’*******

Please note:

If you have attended either our Keeping Adults Safe: An Introduction or Keeping Adults Safe: Training for Staff and Volunteers within the last 12 months, you may wish to attend the afternoon session only.  Please discuss with our team prior to booking.

How much does the training cost?

Keeping Adults Safe training is supported by the Health and Social Care Board. This funding ensures organisations can avail of free Keeping Adults Safe training delivered locally.

Who delivers the training?

Keeping Adults Safe training is delivered by qualified and accredited trainers with experience of safeguarding issues.

How long does the training take?

10.00am - 4.00pm.

Keeping Adults Safe: Training for Managers, Supervisors and Management Committee Members is an interactive and participative training programme where participants will learn through presentation, group work and discussion.

Course venues

To find a course in your area visit our Training Calendar.

Feedback from previous participants

'Very informative course, excellent literature. Clear signposting to further information. Excellent presentation. Training was professional, thorough, interesting and enjoyable. Packs are excellent.'

'Good mix of interactice exercises, discussion and theory based information back up with good practice suggestions. Delivered in an informative and friendly style. Really enjoyed the course. Found it very informative.'

'Very informative and practical. Training very relevant and well delivered.'


Any of the courses listed on our website can be delivered specifically for your group or organisation. Alternatively, we can design and deliver training to meet your specific needs, whether that be a short workshop or a large scale programme.

For tailored training enquiries on Keeping Adults Safe contact Ruth Mulholland on 07871 174853 or email ruth.mulholland@volunteernow.co.uk.

Keeping Children Safe training is also available as a suite of certificated training programmes. For more information contact Helen Beggs on 07850 851830 or email helen.beggs@volunteernow.co.uk or visit our Keeping Children Safe website page by clicking here.


*NEW* Keeping Children and Adults Safe: Safeguarding Policy support service

Volunteer Now is launching a new one-to-one safeguarding policy support service, where you will meet a safeguarding expert to discuss the review/development of your safeguarding policy, procedures and guidelines against the recognised standards of best practice. You will also receive an action plan and information which will guide you on how to proceed following the session.

Click here to check our Training Calendar for dates.