Safeguarding adults: specialist ELT training
13 February 2020


In this difficult time for the ELT industry and international education community, we are doing our best to still provide for our members.

Where possible, we are moving English UK training that is essential to running your centre online. This is to ensure that when students are again travelling to the UK that we are prepared and up to the best standard possible. This includes our safeguardingemergency response and crisis management and recruiting safely trainings.

If you are already booked on a training session, you will have been contacted directly and your booking will have been automatically moved to the online session. For all of our upcoming training, visit our training calendar.

We are still running webinars on teaching online, online safeguarding, managing your teams remotely, and more. Visit our Covid-19 page for up to date information for UK ELT.

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Safeguarding Adults: specialist ELT training

Safeguarding in the UK doesn't only apply to children, but also to adults. Make sure your centre is well equipped to look after all your students with specialist training created for English language teaching centres.

How does safeguarding adults differ from safeguarding under 18s? Is there such a thing as a vulnerable adult? Aren't all of our students vulnerable? This session looks at the legislation and principles of adult safeguarding within the context of ELT. It will give welfare and safeguarding staff the confidence and knowledge to support and protect adult students.

Course content

  • Legislation and guidance
  • Principles of adult safeguarding
  • Mental health and mental capacity
  • Primary and secondary forms of abuse
  • Recognising signs of abuse
  • Handling disclosures
  • Sharing information
  • Outside help - multi-agency working
  • Signposting
  • Handling international adult safeguarding cases

Learning outcomes

Participants will gain confidence and a greater understanding of adult safeguarding in our sector. This session is aimed at staff with welfare and safeguarding responsibilities in adult ELT providers.  

About the trainer

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Kevin O'Donnell has worked with accredited providers since 2009. He has managed year-round junior courses in Scotland, seasonal summer centres and adult training centres in London.

He is a voting member of the Accreditation Scheme Advisory Committee, a safeguarding trainer and audit consultant with English UK. Kevin realised the importance of having crisis management procedures in place while managing a summer centre with over 200 children during the London riots.

Key information

This training event is an afternoon session running from 14:00 to 17:30. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Participants will receive a certificate from the trainer at the end of the session.

Book your place

Book your place on English UK's Safeguarding adults in ELT with Kevin O'Donnell. These sessions are £75 for English UK members and £120 for non-members.


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