Safeguarding Adults Board

Workforce Development

The Board's Workforce Development Strategy coordinates resources and gives direction to ensure the West of Berkshire has a workforce that can identify and respond to safeguarding issues with competence and skill.

The Safeguarding Adults Workforce Development Strategy 2014-17 is produced by the Learning and Development Subgroup of the Board. The training standards were reviewed and revised by the Learning and Development Group in November 2016: Training Standards


Reading Borough Council's training programme. Contact details for Reading's Learning and Workforce Development Team are: 0118 937 2102

West Berkshire

West Berkshire Council's training programme. Contact details for West Berkshire's Training Team are 01635 519373


Wokingham's training programme is available on the My Learning Portal. Click here for the Wokingham My Learning Portal Guide. Contact details for Wokingham's Learning and Workforce Development Team are: 0118 974 6116

Joint Children's and Adults' Safeguarding Conference 2017


The Joint Children's and Adults' Safeguarding Conference is for practitioners from adults’ and children’s services within the statutory, private and voluntary sector; anyone working or volunteering with adults at risk, children, young people and their families in the Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham areas. The cost is £60 per delegate.

The focus of this year’s conference is Mental Health and topics will include: Mental Health versus Mental Illness; Impact of mental illness on individuals and families; Local support services and referral routes; Self-Harm and Suicide; Bullying / Cyberbullying; Self-Neglect and Hoarding; Early Help.

Conference Programme and Application Form


The Joint Annual Safeguarding Conference held on 23 September 2016 was based on the theme of safeguarding children and adults with disabilities. Copies of the presentations delivered by keynote speakers and workshop facilitators can be found here:


The conference in 2015 was based on the theme of Challenging Cultural Assumptions in Safeguarding. Copies of the presentations can be found here: