Safeguarding: Birmingham

Showcasing experiential safeguarding training

What’s it all about?

“I would just like to express our sincere thanks for the session delivered at the WO Conference in Manchester…  What a great session… 100% of delegates felt the session was excellent.”

Head of HR, Ethics & Welfare, British Gymnastics

We were delighted to recently deliver a session on Safeguarding for British Gymnastics welfare officers as part of their annual conference. As you can see, it went well. So well, in fact, that we’ve decided to put on a free showcase for others to get a taste of our fast developing work in this crucial area.

In a 2 hour session, we’ll demonstrate examples of the experiential exercises we’ve designed to help explore Safeguarding best practice in a safe and supportive environment.

We’re proud to make a difference with our Safeguarding work. This is a fantastic opportunity to see first-hand the impact of our approach.

A drama-based workshop (where you don’t have to act)

Our tried and tested approach utilises a dynamic blend of live drama with professional actors (they play roles, so delegates don’t have to), multimedia filmed resources, electronic voting systems (measuring success), and highly skilled facilitation. It’s a highly interactive, powerful way to explore behaviours and will be of interest to managers or other employees with responsibility for commissioning Safeguarding training as part of their role.

Learning and development

This is a showcase ‘taster’ session and not an actual Safeguarding course.

We’ll be explaining more about our approach and providing an insight into how we work with delegates. This will include demonstrations of dramatic scenarios that focus on attitudes and behaviours that can create challenging situations when implementing correct safeguarding policies and procedures. Attendees will experience, for example, how we enable our Safeguarding workshop delegates to:

  • Consider how personal bias may influence the referrals that get made
  • Explore the challenges of making referrals
  • Develop the skills needed to have difficult conversations

In their own words

Some things delegates have said:

“Very good session, totally unique presentation and ideal for difficult subjects.”

“A refreshing way to learn and participate.”

“Excellent presentation. Thank you for challenging my beliefs.”

“Challenging your thought process and good presentation giving it a breath of fresh air.”



It’s free. But don’t hang about as places are limited and will be booked on a first come, first served basis. (Please note, due to demand and administration costs, there will be a £99 plus VAT charge for cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to the event.)


The event takes place on 25 January 2016 at MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, West Midlands B12 9QH. It will run from 10.00am till 12.00pm (refreshments and registration from 9.45am) in the Bryant Room. It goes without saying, we’d be delighted to see you there.

Save me a seat

Any questions, please feel free to contact Dee Richardson via email or call 01484 310234.