Safeguarding: Protecting Your Workplace

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At Petros, we recognise the importance of safeguarding your workplace. Our safeguarding expertise ensures a secure safeguarding culture for our clients internationally. We have provided training and consultancy services for various sectors, including the civil service, corporate environments and religious institutions, with the knowledge and tools necessary to create safe and supportive work environments.

Why Safeguarding Matters

Safeguarding is about more than just legal compliance—it’s about fostering a culture of safety, respect, and inclusivity within your organisation. By prioritising safeguarding measures, businesses can:

  1. Protect Employees: Ensuring the safety and well-being of your employees is essential for maintaining a productive and harmonious workplace.
  2. Mitigate Risks: Addressing safeguarding issues proactively helps mitigate risks such as harassment, discrimination, and other forms of misconduct.

Enhance Reputation: Demonstrating a commitment to safeguarding fosters trust among employees and enhances your organisation’s reputation as a responsible employer.

Our Safeguarding Training

Petros offers tailored safeguarding training programmes designed to meet the unique needs of businesses of all sizes and industries. Our expert trainers deliver engaging and interactive sessions covering essential topics such as:

  • Identifying Signs of Abuse and Neglect
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Promoting Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Creating a Safe Reporting Culture
  • Responding to Safeguarding Concerns Effectively
  • How to Effectively Recover from Safeguarding Breaches

Benefits of Petros Safeguarding Training

  • Expertise: Our trainers are experienced professionals with extensive knowledge in safeguarding best practices and regulations.
  • Customisation: We offer customisable training solutions tailored to your organisation’s specific needs and requirements.
  • Practical Solutions: Our training programmes provide practical strategies and tools empowering employees to implement safeguarding measures effectively.
  • Ongoing Support: Petros is committed to supporting businesses beyond the training sessions, offering ongoing consultancy and resources to help maintain and strengthen safeguarding practices over time.

Get Started Today

Investing in safeguarding training is a proactive step towards creating a safer, more inclusive workplace where employees can thrive. Contact Petros today to learn more about our safeguarding training programmes and how we can support your organisation’s success.

Our experts

Dr Marcus Pound

An Associate Professor of Theology & Assistant Director of the Centre for Catholic Studies in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University. Marcus’ expertise revolves around trauma, taking a practical (ethnographic) interest in the cases of abuse within religious insitutions.

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Professor Joanna Clarke
A former forensic psychologist with 23 years of experience in the criminal justice system, Jo has a strong focus on safeguarding. Her work revolves around resilience, both for individuals and organisations, particularly in roles involving potential trauma exposure.
Donald Findlater
Donald was a director with child protection charity, the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, from 2002 to March 2024. He previously worked as a “subject matter expert” with the Department of Education in Safeguarding and a Board Member of the Independent Safeguarding Authority and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Anjum Mouj

An expert in unconscious bias, diversity, inclusion and belonging, Anjum specialises in bringing an intersectional approach to safeguarding. Passionate about ensuring a safeguarding culture is robust toprotect the most vulnerable, she has worked in safeguarding for over 30 years.

Dr. R. Karl Hanson

Karl is one of the world’s experts on risk assessment for people at risk for committing sexual crime. In 2002, he was invited to the Vatican for a conference on best practices for the prevention of sexual abuse by priests and religious.

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Madison Clarke
Madison undertook her first degree in Theology and Religion and a post- graduate programme in International Conflict Studies. She has a particular interest in the role of faith in conflict and conflict resolution and is a skilled researcher, particularly in faith-based domains.
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Di Gammage

Di is a psychotherapist specialising in work with looked after children and their foster carers. She brings a wealth of practical and academic safeguarding experience, together with a rich understanding of the challenges of safeguarding in practice.

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Dr Maxine Daniels
Maxine has over 30 years experience working in complex high secure environments where the safeguarding of vulnerable and at-risk adults is at the forefront of clinical practice. She is a highly skilled supervisor and clinician with strong academic links.
Sandra Stark

A seasoned executive at board level, with extensive strategic, operational, and professional expertise in health and social care spanning over 20 years. Sandra has a background in the care home and retirement living sector, specialising in eldercare safeguarding.

Isabelle King

Innovative Safeguarding professional of 25 years. Experience in both operational and strategic leadership. A clear communicator and thought leader in the areas of Safeguarding and Prevent. An experienced commissioner and change maker across the Further Education and Youth sectors.

Laura Bowden

A Consultant Forensic Psychologist. Practising in low, medium and high secure settings, where safeguarding of vulnerable people is paramount. Laura is passionate about ensuring people have access to the right support to thrive in complex roles.

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Matthew Gammage

A qualified workplace mediator, Matthew supports people in conflict to maintain effective communication and avoid the human and organisational cost of personal and professional relationships deteriorating through misunderstanding and blame.