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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

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

These two-hour interactive workshops are free to attend and open to all sectors across Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham.

Safeguarding Adults bite-size workshops 2023-24

Bite size learning events

You are invited to two-hour virtual 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. No need to book, just log in on the day. They are FREE to attend:


Safeguarding Adults Week 2023 We have an exciting programme of webinars for this week. Monday 20th November Webinars throughout the week Click here for more information.
Understanding intelligence and how you can play your part Join us for a virtual session to learn more about police intelligence, covering:
– The importance of intelligence in safeguarding.
– Understanding the difference between intelligence and a crime report.
– How to submit intelligence to the police.
The session will be 90 minutes including time for questions.
Thursday 14th December 2023 1pm-2:30pm Click here for more information.

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.