Training Opportunities

This training aims to shape and inform effective safeguarding practice for new and/or existing Designated Safeguarding Leads. It will facilitate and actively encourage a questioning and reflective approach from participants in order to address potential grey areas, key challenges and the realities of safeguarding in 2024.

The session costs £25 (LDCVS members) or £50 (non-members)

Content includes:

  • The legal and Pan-Lancashire procedural frameworks for safeguarding adults, children and young people and know how to apply these in practice
  • The effective assessment and management of safeguarding risks in different contexts
  • Different types of abuse and neglect, what to look for, how to respond and what to avoid (including contextual safeguarding)
  • Applying learning from case reviews and experience
  • Understanding the central tenets of safer working practice with vulnerable people
  • Clarity around the management of low-level concerns and allegations

Some hard copy materials will be provided on the day. Very comprehensive resources will be made available to attendees after the session, electronically.

Phil Threlfall is an independent safeguarding trainer and consultant based in Lancashire. A qualified, former social worker who began his career working with vulnerable adults, Phil has 30 years safeguarding and child protection experience and continues to work with a wide range of organisations across the north of England.

Terms & Conditions
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You may cancel your place and receive a full refund of your registration fee until 21 March 2024.

Cancellations made after this will not be refunded.

People living with MS across Lancaster Morecambe and the Bay area tell us they would like to access more local social and exercise activities, as well as being able to access specific expertise such as benefits advice, housing and employment advice and counselling. However they also say they don’t know where these services are, how to find out about or if they meet their needs.

This free online session is primarily for organisations that offer the types of services mentioned above, but anyone with an interest in MS is also welcome.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects your brain and spinal cord. This causes a range of symptoms like blurred vision and problems with how we move think and feel, symptoms vary in individuals. It is usually progressive and there is no current cure.

There are estimated to be over 600 people living with MS across Lancaster and the Bay area, this increases many times when you take into account the people around them such as friends, family and carers who are also impacted.

The session will deal with:

  • what Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is
  • how it affects people
  • how to support someone with MS to access the service you offer (e.g. social and exercise activities, advice on benefits, housing and employment, counselling)
  • MS-friendly services on the Lancaster Community Directory of Services (

Click the button to book your free place on either the 2.30 p.m. or the 7 p.m. session (they are the same – just choose the more convenient time for you), and you will be sent a link to the session.

Do you plan and run projects in your role?

Whatever type of project, there is a set process you can follow to make everything run smoothly.

This half-day session will introduce you to this process, which you will be able to use for any future project, no matter how simple or complex.

By the end of this interactive and informative session, you will have an understanding of:

  • How to define a project and Project Definition Statements
  • Tools for planning projects
  • How to evaluate the effectiveness of a project
  • The most important documents and records to develop, maintain and use for managing projects

You will take away from this introduction tools and techniques to help you when managing projects.

Dr Jan Maskell is an experienced trainer, project manager and sustainability consultant. She has delivered training on Project Management to clients in the public and private sector, in all sizes of organisations.

£20 for LDCVS members, £35 for non-members.