Hoarding and Safeguarding Awareness Training

The aim of this hoarding awareness course is to raise awareness of and explore hoarding in depth. You will gain a strong background of knowledge of hoarding to help increase your understanding, which involves looking at the definitions and signs of hoarding, as well as focusing on why people hoard, what they hoard, and who this disorder affects.

We will be exploring the triggers and characteristics, as well as considering how hoarding impacts the person suffering, their family, and potentially immediate neighbours.

This course is informative and encourages you to be proactive and prevent hoarding situations that put individual(s) at risk of serious harm.

What will I learn from Hoarding and Safeguarding Awareness training?

  • Understand the Definition of Hoarding, the Hoarding disorder and typical signs and symptoms
  • Understand the triggers for hoarding and what items are hoarded.
  • Awareness of the difference between collecting and hoarding
  • Develop an understanding of why hoarding can be a problem and how it may trigger safeguarding referrals
  • Awareness that a lack of mental capacity of a hoarder may limit their understanding of risks
  • Helping someone who hoards, the dos and don’ts - positive engagement techniques
  • Proactive management of hoarding i.e., prevent anti-social impact on neighbours, evictions and Environmental health referrals
  • How are disorders treated and where can you signpost individuals

Who is Hoarding and Safeguarding Awareness training for?

All those looking to expand their knowledge on hoarding, allowing the expertise of a variety of delegates from across all different fields to be channelled. Hoarding is an issue that will invariably be encountered not only by professionals working in housing and mental health, but emergency services, social services, environmental health, and local authorities.

How to book this training

To book this course please speak to a friendly member of our team to arrange the training. Or click the link below and fill in our contact form and a member of our team will email you to arrange a call. Please contact us by email info@theathenaprogramme.co.uk if you have any questions regarding this hoarding and awareness training. 

Why take your Training with The Athena Programme?

At The Athena Programme we provide training and consultancy to keep children and young people from abuse and neglect. As experts in safeguarding, we understand the issues and challenges organisations face. That’s why many organisations trust us to support them in training and the resources they need to help protect children and young people they work with. We work with many organisations in different sectors. Have a look at what some of our customers say about our safeguarding in our Case Studies.

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