Adult Protection – Designated Lead Manager (DLM) and Safeguarding Leads Training (AP4a) - 3 days

Course Provider: Bond Solon

Course Administrator: Julie Morris


Designated Lead Managers are senior workers (usually team managers or senior practitioners) in PTHB and Adult services.  Safeguarding leads are responsible for the delivery of safeguarding work within their organisation.

This course will focus on leading multi-agency work to make enquiries and determine action plans to address situations where there is an adult at risk in a domestic situation.  The course aims to ensure Designated Lead Managers are confident and skilled in the co-ordination of the multi-agency response to adults at risk of abuse and that lead managers have an in depth knowledge of the adult protection process.

The course will include explore the legal framework underpinning adult protection work, best practice in leading a person centred adult protection process, the roles of different agencies, remedies that may be available to safeguard adults at risk, considerations as to when and how to apply for adult protection and support orders, the challenges to and benefits from effective multiagency working, how to hold and chair excellent meetings, case examples and working through the process to ensure a good understanding of roles and responsibilities within each step.

 Dates and venues are currently being confirmed

Key Learning Outcomes

This will include:

  • Knowledge of the current and forthcoming legal and regulatory framework regarding adult protection, mental capacity and information sharing
  • In depth knowledge of the All Wales adult protection procedures
  • Knowledge for the specific requirements of the DLM role and the tools available to support the role of DLM at each stage
  • K nowledge of the roles and responsibilities of key partner agencies
  • Knowledge of a range of remedies to support people to live lives free from abuse
  • Knowledge of other relevant multi-agency arrangements e.g. MARAC and MAPPA,
  • Skills to chair meetings and manage the complexity of multi-agency working
  • Skills to manage and participate in meetings dealing with risk and emotive issues, e.g. addressing group think, “garden path” error and conflict
  • Knowledge of best practice in risk assessment and safety planning
  • Implementing and monitoing protection plans
  • Knowledge of the role of IMCA in adult protection work
  • Skills in the involvement of adults at risk and their carers in adult protection procedures

There is no charge to attend these courses, however a cancellation charge may apply to non-attendance if sufficient notice is not given