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Using Makaton in Safeguarding

14 November, 2023 @ 9:30 am1:30 pm


14, 21, 28 November & 5 December 2023 9.30am to 1.30pm

This workshop is conduced over 4 days.  You must attend all four sessions to receive your certificate.

Using Makaton with Safeguarding

The Makaton Safeguarding workshop is designed to support professionals (transport workers, fire fighters, paramedics and those working in safeguarding) 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
The Makaton Safeguarding Workshop is made up of 4 modules which are delivered over 2 days. Prior to attending the Safeguarding Workshop you must have attended both days of either the Beginners’ Workshop or Foundation Workshop.
You will receive a Safeguarding workshop workbook which includes the signs and symbols that you have learned. You will also be given a certificate of attendance. Please remember to keep your workshop certificate in case you want to attend further Makaton training.
Cost: £170 per person, includes participant manuals.


14 November, 2023
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
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