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Keeping Adults Safe: Training for Staff and Volunteers

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;
  • procedures for planning activities and assessing and managing risk;
  • confidentiality issues; and
  • code of behaviour for staff/volunteers.

Who is the training for?

The training will raise awareness of vulnerability and assist voluntary, community and independent 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 training links to the objectives of Level 2 of the NIASP Training Strategy and framework.  Click here for the NIASP Training Strategy.

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 Staff and Volunteers 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

'Training very interesting. It provided a lot of information relevant to my job. I would recommend the training to other people. Helpful and useful exercises.'

'Excellent training day. Very informative. Was very worthwhile, I learned new things, was refreshed in relation to others and feel I will be more aware of issues discussed in the daily work I do with tenants.'

'I found the training really useful and introduced me to issues I hadn't previously thought of and encouraged me to work with the others in the team to develop better managing strategies going forward.'


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.