Learning and Development

Welcome to our new Learning and Development webpages. 

Please use these resources to support the development of good safeguarding practice within your organisation. Please sign up to our Board Bulletin so we can let you know when we have added new resources.

1.  Our Citizen-led practice guidance was produced by nine citizen groups in Leeds. They explain exactly what good practice looks like and feels like to them. Please, wherever possible, work in this way. Include these resources in your organisation's learning and development activity.  Please make use of these Citizen Produced Short Films that they have produced for your use. 

2. Our new Always Care resources are built on our learning from Safeguarding Adults Reviews in Leeds. They provide key messages for best practice in Leeds when working with people who self-neglect.

3. Our new Safeguarding Learning and Development Framework. The Framework sets out the requirements and expectations of the Board and a set of core content requirements that should be incorporated into training for both people in both paid and volunteer roles. 

4. Our new Professional Curiosity Guides have been produced as a result of learning both locally and nationally, that Professional Curisoity is vital element of everyones role to safeguard people at risk.

A Professional Curiosity Power Point presentation has also been developed to support training which includes reference and links to reviews whereby professional curiosity was a key theme. This could also be used to support practice discussions and reflection in team meetings. Please email the LSAB Strategy Unit for a copy; LSAB@leeds.gov.uk    

5. Our new briefing about good practice when supporting People who live Street-based lives it uses  the Always Care principles, to capture key messages for practice based upon local and national learning.   

6. Our Older people and domestic abuse guide provides points of reflection as to whether your organisation has in place, all it could, to help support older people at risk of domestic abuse.

7. Our 'Was not brought' guidance provides important considerations for practitioners in responding to situations where an adult, who is reliant on someone else to take them to important meetings about their welfare, care or health is not taken to them.

8. Practice is often complex, pressured and involves managing significant risk. Finding solutions, achieving the best possible outcomes, and working with and alongside people is not always easy.  It can often be helpful to step-back and reflect on the approach being taken.  The Reflective practice checklist is intended to support individual practitioners and or multi-agency partners to reflect on their approach. It could be used to supervision to explore and rethink approaches.

9. Listen to my safeguarding story – We asked people for feedback on their experience of safeguarding, and with the support of a citizen panel created 5 top tips for practitioners and services.

For ease of reference, please also find links to the following resources: