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Information about our upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Safeguarding training sessions that take place over video call. These sessions are available to everyone. There is no need to book a place and they are free to attend. At the time of the webinar, click on the Zoom link to join the call. 

Responding to Harmful Sexual Behaviour - Bristol's Multi Agency Protocol  

Date: Monday 7th December 2020                          

Time: 1000 – 1115hrs                 

Presenters: Alice Hunt, Be Safe Service & Larisa Hunt, Avon & Somerset Police

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 953 0267 5490
Passcode: 741996


Supporting Women & Girls with Learning Disabilities and Autism who experience Sexual Violence

Date: Wednesday 9th December 2020

Time:  1400 – 1500hrs

Presenter: Georgina Huntley, Service Development Support Worker for Women with Learning Disabilities and Autism, Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS)

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 918 6309 2938
Passcode: 956972


Bristol’s Safer Options Approach to Extra Familial Harm & Violence Reduction

Date:  Tuesday 15th December 2020

Time: 1400 – 1500hrs

Presenters: Becky Lewis, Strategic Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Service Manager, Bristol City Council & Charlene Richardson, Safer Options Coordinator, Bristol City Council

Webinar Recordings

We have added recordings of the previous webinars in case you missed the live event or if you want to view the session again or share with your colleagues.

Formulating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) within Domestic Violence and Abuse

A practical grasp of how PTSD affects the mind and how to work around it

Recorded on 20th August 2020

Presented by Kathryn Antrobus, Adult Mental Health Specialist

It is thought that breaking down a mental health presentation into what is known as a formulation, can identify many useful tools and interventions which will vary depending on your role. PTSD can be particularly daunting. By learning how it functions and how it is maintained, it is hoped you will be better armed with more resources and more confidence with your supportive roles.

Watch the Formulating PTSD within Domestic Abuse and Violence Webinar on YouTube

100 Days of Solitude

The impact on adult mental health of the covid-19 crisis

Recorded on 10th September 2020

Presented by Adam Deuchars (AMHS, FIF, E/C & North)

Adam discusses the possible implications of the impact on adult mental health of the Covid-19 crisis. Looking at both short term and long term mental health affected by the above including our own and the individuals you might work with.

Watch the 100 Days of Solitude Webinar on YouTube

The Role of the LADO

Managing Allegations 

Recorded on 17th September 2020

Presented by Nicola Laird, Bristol LADO

Learning about the role and function of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) ensures that everyone takes the appropriate actions when a concern is raised about staff or volunteers. This session will provide a practical guide to what the LADO does, when they need to be involved and why their role is so important in keeping children and young people safe. This is particularly useful for anyone who manages staff or volunteers.

Watch the Role of the LADO Webinar on YouTube

The Child Death Review Process: your role in the joint agency response

Recorded on 16th October 2020

Presented by Dr Mary Gainsborough, DCI Larisa Hunt, DI Kristina Windsor and Dr Sarah Dawkins

This webinar provides background, guidance and decision making for health professionals, police and social care staff involved in the Joint Agency Response to a child death, with the aim to enable staff to fulfill their role in the process.

Watch the Child Death Review Process Webinar on YouTube

Child Criminal Exploitation "It was hard to escape"

Recorded on 20th October 2020

Presented by Becky Lewis, Strategic Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Service Manager at Bristol City Council

A briefing on the findings of the national review into safeguarding children at risk of criminal exploitation that was published earlier this year by the national Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel. The webinar explored the key themes from the review and what they mean for practice and systems in Bristol.

Watch the Child Criminal Exploitation Webinar on YouTube

It’s never too late: a spotlight on older women who have experienced sexual violence

Recorded on Thursday 26th November 2020

Presented by Lisa Durston -  Service Development Project Officer, Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS)

A presentation of learnings from the organisation, challenging some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding older women and sexual violence that may prevent them from disclosing or seeking support for their experiences. As well as covering possible signs to look out for and what you can do to support the older women you may work with.

Watch the It’s never too late: a spotlight on older women who have experienced sexual violence Webinar on YouTube.