LGA Webinars - what constitutes a safeguarding concern?

Local government association logo Published: 26th Oct 2020

The LGA is pleased to announce the launch of a series of webinars to support the understanding of what constitutes a safeguarding concern.

These safeguarding adults webinars are an opportunity to take stock and reflect on what constitutes a safeguarding concern. This multi-agency framework will enable you to take a shared accountability and responsibility for decisions and action through collective and transparent actions.  There will be an opportunity to explore implementation of the multi-agency framework.

The framework connects with the framework on ‘Making decisions on the duty to carry out Safeguarding Adults enquiries’. Its purpose is to help achieve effective multi-agency outcomes that address risks to wellbeing and safety whether through a safeguarding response or through another pathway.

There will be two parts to the webinars, the first part will be a pre-recorded webinar presentation which will give you a foundational understanding and introduce participants to quick guides and case studies which will be referred to in the subsequent series of 8 live virtual Q&A sessions. Prior viewing of the pre-recorded webinar is recommended and will provide added value to participants. 

This series of webinars are aimed at: safeguarding strategic and operational leads in all organisations (including local authority and health providers and police commissioners, voluntary sector, advocacy, independent health and care providers, and homelessness providers/organisations, CQC, etc.).

If you are interested in attending a workshop please send your expressions of interest to chip@local.gov.uk indicating which webinar you would like to join. 

Dates offered:

  • 3rd, December 2020 (morning)
  • 7th December 2020 (morning)
  • 26th January 2021 (morning)
  • 27th January 2021 (morning)
  • 12th February 2021 (morning)
  • 17th February 2021 (morning)
  • 15th  March 2021 (morning)
  • 22nd March 2021 (morning)

The webinar and Q&A sessions will be led by Making Connections IOW Ltd who facilitated the work on safeguarding enquiries and safeguarding concerns for us. 

Confirmed facilitators for the Q&A sessions:

  • Jane Hughes, Managing Director and Adult Safeguarding Consultant, Making Connections IOW Ltd.
  • Dawn Revell, Adult Safeguarding Consultant Making Connections IOW Ltd.

Useful links:

Understanding what constitutes a safegarding concern and how to support effective outcomes

Making decisions on the duty to carry out Safeguarding Adults enquiries