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Person Centred Risk Assessment

Delivery: Online or In-Person
Duration: one day
Audience: Professionals
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Learn why risk assessment is important and ways to empower people to take informed risks.

About This Course

Learn about the 5 principles of risk assessment and how to manage and empower those receiving support to be enabled to take informed risks.



Who is it for?


For everyone who supports people in social care from line managers to those working at the front line.

Our Trainers

Dawn Newlands has over 22 years of delivering training within the Health & Social Care sector.

She has worked with children & young people and adults with additional support needs both as a practitioner and senior manager.

Her style, knowledge and delivery of training is both supportive and thought provoking.

She believes strongly on the the importance of quality assurance and getting the best out of people.


Derek Parker has worked in the Social Care Sector since 1986 and has a wealth of experience of supporting people with complex needs within the voluntary, statutory, health and private sector.

He is passionate about collaborative partnership working and supporting people to have a say in all decisions that affect their lives.

His approach in learning and development enables people to increase knowledge and practice within the work role.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the definition of risk in the context of social care and support settings
  • Greater understanding of legislation and guidance surrounding the management and assessment of risk in social care settings
  • Understand your accountability and responsibility for managing and assessing risk
  • Help people you support to be ‘risk empowered’
  • Appreciate the importance of accurate record keeping