group bookings

dialogue is the preferred training provider of a wide range of organisations including Safeguarding Children Partnerships, health authorities, local authorities, children’s homes, fostering agencies, schools and voluntary sector organisations. Rather than a course catalogue we speak directly to you about the needs of your organisation and design our courses to fit your needs. We have delivered a wide range of content from basic safeguarding through to specialist Child Sexual Exploitation, radicalisation or self harm courses. Read about our team, or contact us for more information

delegate bookings

You can book individual delegates onto the following courses. If you have more than 12 staff you may find it better to invite our trainer to deliver a course in your organisation. Contact us for details on


This course explores how residential workers can create a safe, anti-bullying culture within their home, signs and signals that a young person may be being bullied, and what to do in response.  Find out more.


This course is for both child protection workers and professionals working with disabled children. We will cover the knowledge, practice issues and values that affect analysis and plans for children with additional needs.  Find out more.

child sexual exploitation

Young people in residential children’s homes are particular targets for those wanting to abuse children. This course is therefore aimed specifically at those working in and managing residential children’s homes.  Find out more.

dynamic risk in residential care

In the event of an emergency or during unforeseen circumstances, dynamic risk evaluations are conducted on the scene.  This training equips employees with the knowledge and abilities to conduct a structured risk assessment that aids in the decision-making process.  Find out more.

designated safeguarding lead training

Designated Safeguarding Lead training is required a minimum of every two years, although we recommend annual updates to build confidence and capacity.  Find out more.

introduction to harmful sexual behaviour

This course examines the real dilemmas in working with young people, how to begin to identify risk, and keeps a strong focus on the rights to a healthy childhood for all the young people involved.  Find out more.

managing allegations

This course will ensure managers have the skills to prioritise the safety of children and young people, work within interagency procedures and guidance and properly support their staff through proportionate decision-making and a caring approach. Find out more.

mental capacity act & deprivation of liberty

This course provides a framework for decision-making for those staff leading teams or shifts in residential units in relation to the mental capacity act and potential deprivations of liberty.  Find out more.


This course explores how neglect impacts on children’s physical and cognitive development, considers how we assess and communicate about neglect and introduces some tools to assess the impact of parental neglect on children.  Find out more.

regulation 44 training

Regulation 44 independent people have had limited access to training. This course, set up at the request of the South West Regulation 44 Forum, aims to fill that gap. Find out more.

responsible individual training

This programme is designed for both experienced individuals and those less experienced in this role. This is a role which has become more defined in terms of the expectations of regulators and commissioners, despite the lack of explicit regulation. Find out more.

Relationships, Sex and Consent

This course looks at equipping staff with the skills to support healthy relationships and healthy choices for young people, giving them the skills and confidence to know when they are ‘really ready’.  Find out more.

safeguarding analysis and decision making

This course aims to provide residential managers and shift leaders with the skills to analyse information, write effective referrals and manage staff anxiety whilst keeping the focus on the young person.  Find out more.

safeguarding children

This group 3 course equips residential workers with a sound approach to safeguarding children. The course equips workers with the knowledge and skills to identify, listen and respond to safeguarding concerns.  Find out more.

safeguarding self harm

This course is aimed at practitioners working with young people who may be self harming and aims to ensure that practitioners understand what to look for and how to respond to a young person who may be self-harming.  Find out more.

safeguarding supervision

Providing a safe space to support and challenge your staff is a key function of leaders in homes and schools. This course covers how to use supervision to shape your staff team and lives of the young people they support.  Find out more.

safer recruitment

This course is aimed at managers and staff within organisations who are responsible for recruiting staff to work with children and vulnerable adults.  Find out more.

well led

This 9-day course, equips managers with skills and self-reflection to prepare for or take them beyond the Level 5 Diploma and deliver outstanding leadership and management of homes in line with the Quality Standards and Children’s Homes Regulations. Find out more.