The Scottish Government has granted further funding for the Keeping Safe Talking Mats training and resources.
This extension coincides with the launch of the Keeping Safe report 2013-2016 at a seminar on Thursday 19th May at the Raploch Community Centre Stirling. It’s great to hold our event during Learning Disability week where the theme is Celebrating Success. This project has undoubtedly been a success. 234 Keeping Safe communication resources are in use across Scotland. Staff who have used the Keeping Safe resource report that it supports Safeguarding and helps people think how their life is going, enabling them to express concerns they might have, either big or small. The impact that the resource has on the lives of people with learning disability is powerful. You can read more about this in our previous blog or in the Keeping Safe report 2013-2016
The seminar on the 19th of May is an opportunity to share experiences and explore further some of the issues that exist for people with learning disabilities.
The next tranche of funding provides more training courses for:
- People who work with adults with learning disabilities in Scotland to learn the skills and use the resource to support listening to their service users and
- The staff who use the resource regularly to become Keeping Safe trainers and support the aim of ensuring adults with a learning disability in Scotland have access to this communication tool. We particularly want to target geographical areas that do not yet have Keeping Safe trainers, e.g. Dumfries and Galloway and Aberdeenshire.
If you work with adults with learning disabilities in Scotland and would like to apply for Keeping Safe training please contact the office firstname.lastname@example.org Application for
Striling course 19th August and 16th September is here; 20160610 training flier
Aberdeen Course 9th September and 7th of October is here 20160909 Aberdeen flier
Dumfries and Galloway course 20th October and 25th November is here 20161027 training flier
Further courses are being planned in the Autumn in Dumfries and Central Belt .Please contact Info@talkingmats.com if you wish to be sent the relevant flyer