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Safeguarding workshop 

The Makaton Safeguarding workshop is designed to support professionals and carers of children and adults with severe communication and learning disabilities. The workshop builds on existing knowledge of signs and symbols and provides instruction for extra signs and symbols specific to this area of need and access to further resources.

Participants are invited to consider differing protocols and practice. Activities of the workshop will enable participants to consider how the vocabulary may be safely applied to promote communication for people who use Makaton within a range of levels and contexts.

This unique workshop provides signs and symbols for a range of vocabulary covering a number of topics:

  • People: family, relationships and people around us

  • Body parts and clothes

  • Places

  • Feelings: feelings, thoughts and behaviours (including bullying and abuse)

  • Sexual behaviour

This workshop is a longer workshop and is spread over  a minimum of 12 hours, either full days or split into shorter sessions.  A more specialised workshop, in order to attend this you must have already attended a level 1 and a level 2 workshop.  This workshop is delivered bespoke to your organisation either via Zoom or face to face.

Each participant will receive a participant manual with all the signs and symbols included and certificate.

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