Making Safeguarding Personal – developing your workforce

Sarah Morland
Author's position
Partnership Manager
Article date
13 October 2016
Primary interest
Social care

What makes Safeguarding Personal?

People want to be listened to; they want to be safe, but not at the cost of other qualities of life; they want to be able to weigh up the risks and benefits of different courses of action.  Making Safeguarding Personal puts an emphasis on quality conversations, which empower a person to make informed choices to keep themselves safe.

When I attended the West of Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) in June, we discussed  Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP). This year the Board will be promoting MSP and will deliver awareness training for the private, voluntary and independent social care sector.

To progress this, SAB has organised a programme of  MSP courses for managers and senior staff with responsibility for training and development, so that they can cascade the learning in their workplaces.

Dates, venues and times:

9th November 9:30 – 12:30 or 1:30 – 4:30 at Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR

7th December 9:30 – 12:30 or 1:30 – 4:30 at Avenue Centre, Conwy Close, Reading RG30 4BZ

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Outline what is new and what is different under the Care Act 2014 in the context of safeguarding adults
  • Explain what is meant by “making safeguarding personal”
  • Apply the principles to practice
  • Gain skills and tools to promote “making safeguarding personal” in their own workplace

This is free training.  (Cancellations 7 days or less before the course or non-attendance will incur a charge of £75.00 per delegate).

To book your place, go to
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