Public Protection Learning Network Q&A


What is the Learning Network?

The Learning Network is a project which aims to recruit, train and support Practitioner Trainers to support the delivery of the multi-agency training on behalf of both the Child Protection Committee and Adult Support & Protection Committee.


What does the Practitioners Trainer role involve?

Practitioner Trainers are predominantly involved in the delivery of training on behalf of the Public Protection Committees, training spans a variety of areas including Multi-Agency Decision Making, Case Conference Attendance, Trauma Informed Practice and topic specific areas including Domestic Abuse, Neglect, Adult Self Neglect and CSE.  Practitioner Trainers also have the opportunity to become involved in the design and preparation of training materials should they have an interest in this area of work.


What training is provided?

Practitioner trainers will be offered a place on a 2 day generic Training for Trainer course which is designed to support them in developing skills in groups work and facilitation.  Training materials for each course are pre-prepared and available for Practitioner Trainers to review and prepare ahead of time, it is anticipated that Practitioner Trainers will work in pairs to offer training in areas which reflect their knowledge and experience, and if they wish will be supported to expand their knowledge to offer training in areas of work less familiar to them. 


What time commitment is involved?

We ask for attendance at a 2 day Training for Trainers course along with an additional half day session for those interested in delivering training online.  We also ask that Practitioner Trainers are able to commit to delivering 4 sessions of training across the training calendar which runs from September - June.  Training dates can be negotiated to suit diary commitments.


Who would make a good Practitioner Trainer?

This is a developmental role, aimed at supporting practitioners to develop strong training skills, while supporting the Committees training calendar.  As such, people interested in this role do not need to have previous training experience.  We are looking for a experienced practitioners who are confident in their practice, who have a good understanding of the complexity of multi-agency working and who can facilitate discussion across multi-agency audiences.  They need to have clear communication skills, have a non-defensive approach to their work while being able to constructively challenge participants to reflect on their practice.


How do I get involved?

In the first instance contact Susan Dobson, Senior Learning & Development Officer at

Speak to someone

During office hours - phone Health and Social Care Connect

► 0141 287 0555

Complete online Adult Protection Referral

18001 0141 287 0555

Outwith Office hours - phone

► 0300 343 1505

You can also contact an Advocacy Service

The Advocacy Project

Glasgow City Carers Partnership's Carers Information Line
0141 353 6504 or visit yoursupportglasgow

Carer Your Support Your Way Glasgow

Where does harm happen?


It can happen in their own home, in a hospital ward, a care home or day care centre, social clubs, at work or in public places.

Who would abuse an adult at risk?

It could be anyone, including a relative, spouse or partner, carer, friend, professional, volunteer, neighbour or a stranger.

Our Vision

By promoting health and well-being we aim to strengthen, safeguard and protect vulnerable people.


Public Protection Learning Network


Glasgow Public Protection Learning Review

Glasgow Public Protection Learning Review Protocol, Notification forms and published documents can be found here.