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Workforce Development

A 12-month rolling schedule launched in April 2022 which provides details of training, events, meetings relevant to safeguarding adults and/or the Board priorities.

Events schedule

A 12-month rolling schedule was launched in January 2024 which provides details of  Mental Capacity training open to all.

MCA training

This section includes training programmes and contact details for the training teams in Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham.


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. Wokingham My Learning Portal Guide.

Contact details for Wokingham’s Learning and Workforce Development Team are: 0118 974 6116

Safeguarding Adults bite-size workshops 2024-25

Bite size learning events

You are invited to short online webinars/workshops that are free to attend and open to all sectors across Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham. Each workshop has a presentation on a specific theme, followed by discussion. Registration is required.

Date/Time Topic Presenters Host About the session How to join
Tuesday 11th June 2024,  12noon-1:15pm. Mental Capacity and Executive Functioning when there is self-neglect and or alcohol use. Prof Keith Brown – West of Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Board Independent Chair


Kathy Kelly – Designated Head of Safeguarding Adults Berkshire West

Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board

West of Berkshire SAB In response to learning from the Tina SAR, the West of Berkshire SAB are delivering a scenario based webinar to support those working in considering executive functioning when assessing an individual’s Mental Capacity. With a focus on self-neglect and/or alcohol use. Register Here

The annual joint children and adults conference is organised by the LSCBs and the Safeguarding Adults Board in the West of Berkshire.

2017  Safeguarding and Mental Health

This year the theme was mental health and the programme included keynote presentations from Dr Gohula-Thevan from Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust exploring mental health versus mental illness, and a powerful presentation of his personal experience from Thomas Jordan, co-founder of SANE, the Oxford Mental Health Support Network. Becky Herron gave an overview of local support services and referral routes. Andrea King gave an overview of the Emotional Health Academy. Delegates were also able to attend a range of workshops addressing safeguarding in relation to neurological conditions; self-neglect and hoarding; self-harm including a self-harm prevention plan; bullying; and attachment and trauma.

2016 Safeguarding children and adults with disabilities

Copies of the presentations delivered by keynote speakers and workshop facilitators can be found here: Challenges in Safeguarding Children and Adults with Disabilities  Decisions, Capacity and EHC Plans Disability Hate Crime  Implementing SEND Preparing for Adulthood

2015 Challenging Cultural Assumptions in Safeguarding

Copies of the presentations can be found here: Cultural sensitivity in safeguarding, Safeguarding Prevent Duty, Working with interpreters, Engaging with potential victims of human trafficking, Protecting and identifying potential victims of human trafficking.