The Athena Programme

The Athena Programme

Description

We train staff and volunteers to make sure they can confidently safeguard children, young people and adults at risk. We will make you into a safer organisation, ensuring you are fully compliant and optimise your people and resources. We make protection ‘real’.

When you train with us you’ll take part in a whole multitude of innovative ideas and creations that will transport you to the heart of the critical safeguarding issues you need to know about. We believe that training should be a rewarding, fun and exciting experience for all participants.

In our training courses we use the creative arts, such as, Lego, puppets, toys, games, scenarios, a variety of innovative and newly designed exercises, socio-drama, role play, and many more ideas and creations to involve participants in the subject matter. These techniques are known as ‘action methods’ and will enable you to view safeguarding from a variety of perspectives other than your own.

You’ll delve into your chosen topic using creative abilities you didn’t know you had and discover training methods that are compelling and entertaining. The experience will leave you brimming with new knowledge and understanding about key safeguarding issues.

Our groups are facilitated with an understanding of adult experiential learning, natural spontaneity and creativity through activities which foster connection, trust, safety and a sense of lively exploration.

Top courses

Safeguarding Children and Young People – Child Protection Conferences - Inhouse course
The Athena Programme
  • Training
  • Inhouse in Bury
  • Advanced
  • 1 Day

...your requirements in more detail and answer any questions you may have. As all our courses are bespoke, we need to ensure gain a full understanding... Learn about: Child Protection Reports, Case Conferencing, Child Protection Conferences... More


£ 501-1000
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Safeguarding Children and Young People - Child Sexual Exploitation - Inhouse course
The Athena Programme
  • Training
  • Inhouse in Bury
  • Advanced
  • 1 Day

...a representative from The Athena Programme will contact you to discuss your requirements in more detail and answer any questions you may... Learn about: Minimise Risks for Organisation, Safer Working Practices, Child Sexual Exploitation... More


£ 501-1000
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Safeguarding Children and Young People – Joint Investigation Process - Inhouse course
The Athena Programme
  • Training
  • Inhouse in Bury
  • Advanced
  • 1 Day

...any questions you may have. As all our courses are bespoke, we need to ensure gain a full understanding of the organisation you work for, so that we... Learn about: Child Social Care, Managing risks, Safeguarding Children... More


£ 501-1000
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Safeguarding Children and Young People – Level 1 - Inhouse course
The Athena Programme
  • Training
  • Inhouse in Bury
  • Beginner
  • 1 Day

...know what to do if you are worried that a child is being harmed, know how to respond to a child who tells you that he or she is being abused... Learn about: How to Report Concerns, Safeguarding Children and Young People, Categories of abuse... More


£ 501-1000
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Safeguarding Children and Young People – Level 2 - Inhouse course
The Athena Programme
  • Training
  • Inhouse in Bury
  • Intermediate
  • 1 Day

...• Child development/ National assessment framework (attachment theory) understand how abuse can impact on normal development • Increased awareness of Sharing Information protocols... Learn about: Child Protection, Safeguarding Best Practice, Child abuse... More


£ 501-1000
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Safeguarding Deaf and Disabled Children and Young People - Inhouse course
The Athena Programme
  • Training
  • Inhouse in Bury
  • Advanced
  • 1 Day

...development needs?’ Be assured, here at Athena we do not adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Scenarios will be carefully structured to reflect concerns... Learn about: Child Protection, Safeguarding Children, Safeguarding Processes... More


£ 501-1000
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Safeguarding Adults at Risk – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) - Inhouse course
The Athena Programme
  • Training
  • Inhouse in Bury
  • Intermediate
  • 1 Day

...capacity • Increased awareness of National Legislation and Guidance • Knowledge of Statutory Principles • Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Test • Independent... Learn about: Safeguarding Adults at Risk, Protection of Vulnerable Adults, Mental Capacity Act... More


£ 501-1000
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Safeguarding Investigations - Adults at Risk of Abuse - Inhouse course
The Athena Programme
  • Training
  • Inhouse in Bury
  • Advanced
  • 1 Day

...development needs?’ Be assured, here at Athena we do not adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Scenarios will be carefully structured to reflect concerns... Learn about: Safeguarding Adults Team, decision making processes, Information sharing... More


£ 501-1000
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Safeguarding Adults at Risk – Level 1 - Inhouse course
The Athena Programme
  • Training
  • Inhouse in Bury
  • Beginner
  • 1 Day

...facts and provides a way forward for identifying and combatting the problem of abuse in vulnerable adults. You will increase your awareness of the needs... Learn about: Protection of Adults at Risk, Responding to Safeguarding Concerns, Safeguarding Legislation and Guidance... More


£ 501-1000
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Safeguarding Adults at Risk – Level 2 - Inhouse course
The Athena Programme
  • Training
  • Inhouse in Bury
  • Intermediate
  • 1 Day

...here at Athena we do not adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Scenarios will be carefully structured to reflect concerns directly related to your sector... Learn about: The Care Act 2014, Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, Safeguarding Best Practice... More


£ 501-1000
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Teachers and trainers (1)

Dr Sarah  Carlick
Dr Sarah Carlick
Managing Director

In the delivery of safeguarding through conferencing, training and organisational reform I offer customers opportunities to ‘think outside the box’. This is complimented by my birds eye strategic vision and overview. My bespoke services and solutions meets client’s needs being adaptable and flexible maximising their people and resources. I am outcome driven with evidence for change for safer practice.

Advantages of studying here

Athena brings passion to safeguarding. Working with us transforms your organisation, guides your people and makes a safer place for children and vulnerable adults. Caring and creativity is at the heart of everything we do.

As part of the Athena Team we pride ourselves on our associates. They work with us on our mission and cement with our values. The Athena Associates come from a variety of backgrounds that represent every sector offering a diverse range of expert knowledge and skills. They grow with us through team work, quality assurance processes and being part of the Athena family. They tend work on a project basis alongside the creative training manager or consultancy manager.

We work with a variety of voluntary, public and private organisations - anyone that comes in to contact with children, young people and their families and/or works with the elderly and vulnerable adults.

We have worked with senior managers, operational managers, practitioners, policy officers, health professionals, social workers, teachers, police officers, neighbourhood teams, housing officers, youth workers, early years workers, volunteers … please find your sector to tell you more.