Dynamic Risk in Residential Care

Safeguarding is a live activity that unfolds as you work.  Recognising and planning for risk are essential, but we must train and trust our staff to respond to situations as they arise.

This course explores how to equip staff with the knowledge and abilities to conduct a structured risk assessment that aids in the decision-making process. 

dates, venues and booking
For information about when and where the next courses are running, please see below.

the course

Learning outcomes:

Participants will:

  • Break risk into component parts using known information and
    linking this to potential interventions
  • Adopt a structured approach to risk assessment, informed by both
    professional judgement and standardised tools
  • Analyse information, develop and test hypotheses, evidence conclusions with
    reference to theory, research, acquired knowledge and facts of the individual
  • Link risk assessment to the legal framework and threshold tool to help decide
    on necessary actions

the trainers

Rachael Courage is a trainer and consultant for dialogue. Rachael is also an experienced Social Worker and part-time Child Protection chair in a local authority. She has experience as a Children Services manager for nearly 10 years with a masters degree in Social Work as well as a level 5 NVQ in Management.

Brian Smith has experience of over 37 years in social care to work with service providers to improve services to children. What drives Brian is a continued belief that we must do better in achieving positive outcomes for children in care and use the learning from all opportunities to improve the quality of life for these children.

booking and dates

This one-day course is split over two 3-hour sessions, it is being delivered virtually for £132+VAT.

If you have booked five places the sixth place is free.

CHA, NASAP, NAFPSW Forum, and RI Network members receive a 25% discount – members price is £99+VAT

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