Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The course makes no assumptions about what you already know but is intended to inform and clarify what you need to know, specifically an understanding of what safeguarding is, some common signs and symptoms of abuse and how to appropriately and lawfully respond.

In addition, we consider the issue of safe practice in your setting, that is how to ensure that your own practice and behaviours protect not just your clients but help safeguard you too.

Any good quality safeguarding training is desirable to undertake.  The advantage this course has though is that it considers some specific issues relevant to holistic therapists that might not necessarily be considered in other courses. Feedback from therapists who have done this bespoke course after doing other safeguarding courses was that it has given them valuable insight into a lot of additional factors they need to address in their practice. Therapists have found it very helpful to share the training with likeminded people who had similar questions and experiences.

If, however, you are not employed in either holistic or therapeutic practices and require more generic safeguarding training, details of courses can be found on the West Cheshire and Chester Local Safeguarding Adults Board:

Both courses clearly outline the circumstances when and how information you have received from or about your clients can lawfully be shared in relation to safeguarding issues. However, it is not within the scope of this training for a fuller consideration of Data Protection and GDPR compliance and so any further questions you may be seeking on these issues should be sought from appropriate sources.


Yes. In the children’s safeguarding course, we look at the need for consent from both a parent and the child and in the adult course we consider who may make decisions in the event your client may be unable to give consent themselves due to mental capacity issues.

In both courses we consider how we ensure we gain ‘informed’ consent.

The course is based upon guidance and legislation that covers England and Wales only. People working outside these countries should seek training that covers their area.

Therapists involved in the pilot had a lot of questions relating to their own practice and businesses as they had been considering a lot of these issues for the first time. Feedback from the therapists indicated how much they appreciated the flexibility of an extra half hour to explore these fully so they could leave the training feeling confident…. which indeed is the aim of these training sessions.

Yes. I am happy to arrange a specific date for groups of at least 6 people and no more than 20 people. A 20 per cent discount will apply for each person in groups of 10 people or more (maximum group of 20 people). Contact me here.

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