Specialists in Safeguarding Training & Consultancy
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Welcome to Making Connections

Who are we?  

We are an established, experienced and well respected training and consultancy provider delivering to local authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS Trusts, Police, Fire and Rescue Services, Housing, voluntary sector organisations and care providers.  We have a great team of trainers and consultants who have operational experience, are experienced trainers with expertise and passion in their specialist areas. 

What do we do?

We provide specialist training in child and adult safeguarding, mental capacity, deprivation of liberty and liberty protection safeguards, adult social care, adult mental health and criminal justice.  Look at our sample courses to give you an idea.

What we offer?

We will provide you with bespoke, flexible and cost-effective training and consultancy to meet your needs.  Our charges are fully inclusive, so no hidden extras.  We have an administrative manager and two administrators, who will work closely with you to ensure that everything runs smoothly before, during and after.

As a company, we are aware that given the current situation, the need to find alternative delivery methods is something that we are actively aware of, and we can provide virtual training and webinars for you, covering all of our courses.  All you need is a laptop, iPad, etc. and access to the internet.

We also deliver short Briefing Sessions, through to 3hr Workshops and Webinars, short live group discussions and Q & A sessions on specific areas as well as 1:1 mentoring.

You can access our virtual learning from your laptop, tablet or mobile phone as long as your device has a microphone.  Our trainers are all experienced trainers/ practitioners across social care, health and within criminal justice.

Our virtual training works best with 12 – 15 people but we can also provide Webinars for up to a maximum of 100 people.

Contact us for more information and fee details.

Our primary aim is to improve the knowledge, skills and competency of practitioners and their managers to deliver services which make a real difference to people’s lives.

Meet the team

Jane Hughes

Stuart Hughes

Les DuBock

Sue WIllis

Trainer: Dawn Revell | Level 2 MCA and DoLS Awareness | September 2021 
Great course. I found going through case studies really helpful to help determine what goes into the MCA assessments.
Southampton City Council 

Trainer: Eliot Smith | Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty in Practice (for Mental Health Teams) | November 2021
I thought Eliot was extremely knowledgeable and delivered the training in a way that was easy to understand.
West Sussex County Council

 

Trainer: Eliot Smith | Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty in Practice (for Mental Health Teams) | November 2021
In my opinion it was an extremely informative and enjoyable leaning experience, presented in a very relaxed, yet professional manner. Plenty of time was on offer for interaction and feedback and it never seemed rushed like many I have attended in the past
West Sussex County Council 

Trainer: Mary Wynne | Level 1 Domestic Abuse and Violence Awareness | October 2021
I enjoyed the opportunities for discussion and the group exercises.
Buckinghamshire Council

Trainer: Mary Wynne | Level 1 Domestic Abuse and Violence Awareness | October 2021
I really enjoyed the training and found it incredibly informative. I liked the way the training was structured too. I liked the fact that Mary introduced interactive elements.
Buckinghamshire Council

Trainer: Paul Barnard | Level 1 Child Safeguarding Awareness | November 2021
I enjoyed all parts of the course. The trainer made it easy to take in and learn such a sensitive subject.
Surrey Choices

Trainer: Jo Hooper | Risk Enablement Principles in | February 2021
Jo was a great facilitator. Great course.
West Sussex

Trainer: Dawn Revell| Safeguarding Level 3 Making Enquires |September 2021
Great course. I am now able to complete enquiries for higher levels of safeguarding.
Buckinghamshire Council

Trainer: Emma Pickering | Chairing Safeguarding Meetings | September 2021
Good course, thank you. I will now be able to chair and preparing for meetings. I will need to read up more about the individual meetings.
Westminster City Council

Trainer: Dawn Revell | Safeguarding Adults Managers (SAM) | December 2021
Great course. From this training I now know where to go to access more information / guidance / law etc.
Westminster City Council

Trainer: Dawn Revell | Safeguarding Adult Managers (SAM) | December 2021
Excellent trainer in what could have been a fairly droll topic.
Westminster City Council

Trainer: Dawn Revell | Safeguarding Adult Managers | December 2021
Excellently presented the course with high professionalism and knowledge and very impressive handouts that I look forward to sharing with my other SAM colleagues as such can be used as check list of our practice.
Westminster City Council

Trainer: Dawn Revell | Lead Enquiry Officer (LEO) | November 2021
Excellent course. Lots learnt and delivered in a very clear and concise manner.
Westminster City Council

 

Trainer: Dawn Revell | Lead Enquiry Officer | November 2021
Excellent course and presenter. Thank you.
Westminster City Council

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All of our training courses are designed to be participative and interactive.  We use a variety of methods to maximise engagement and learning.

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Making Connections (Isle of Wight) Ltd, St Thomas House, 17 St Thomas Square, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1SL

Contact us at: makingconnectionsiow@outlook.com