Course Information

Workshop: Safeguarding CANCELLED

When: 16 Jan 2023 - 17 Jan 2023
Where: Online Event
Tutor: Sarah Millband

Dates: This workshop will be held over two days, on Monday 16th January and Tuesday 17th January from 9.30am-1pm, UK time (GMT). 

This workshop is being offered to share Good Practice in Safeguarding and to raise awareness of our legal responsibilities to ensure that in offering mindfulness-based courses, retreats and supervision we’re attending comprehensively to the safety of the people we are working with. The good practice requirements in mindfulness-based teaching set out the need for conducting an orientation and assessment process with potential participants, in order to consider whether making the journey through an 8 week course or a retreat will be a safe and wise choice for each person. Some of the people taking part in a mindfulness-based courses/retreats – and those associated with them – may be vulnerable in other ways, however, including by being at risk of experiencing abuse, harm and neglect.

This workshop will raise awareness of our role in safeguarding the adults and children and young people that we, and those we are supervising, are in connection with. We will also be learning about our legal responsibilities and Duty of Care, as well as the requirement for all practitioners to adhere to Safeguarding Policies and Procedures. Learning Intentions:

· Raising awareness of our role in safeguarding both adults and children and young people from abuse, harm and neglect

· Understanding the legislation that protects individuals from abuse, harm and neglect

· Understanding the responsibilities of all practitioners to adhere to Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

· Recognising different forms of abuse, harm and neglect

· Recognising the importance of raising awareness of safeguarding issues within mindfulness-based teaching, supervision and retreat settings

The workshop will take place online using Zoom software and attendance is required on both days. 

Who is the training for:

The workshop is suitable for teachers, supervisors, retreat leads and those who are Trustees of organisations or groups delivering mindfulness-based courses.


This workshop is appropriate for anyone teaching or training to teach mindfulness-based courses.

Preparation for the event and what you will need:

In order to participate in the training, you will need:

 - A room where you can close the door and engage in the training away from family distraction. It is particularly important that confidentiality is maintained by ensuring that those who are not on the training cannot see your screen or hear the audio. It may be helpful to use headphones.

- To log in via a computer which is resting on a hard surface and which has audio and webcam. Please don’t use handheld devices. 

- A space for practice, a mat, cushion and blanket may be helpful for your comfort. 

The Zoom meeting link for the whole training will be sent prior to the start date. 

Our trainers:

This workshop is being offered by Sarah Millband – as well as teaching mindfulness and supervising mindfulness teachers with the Mindfulness Network, Sarah works as a psychotherapist in private practice and delivers training to Third Sector organisations in South Wales.


Please login via Zoom from 9.15am for a 9.30am start and the course will end at 1pm.  The timings are the same for both days, 16th and 17th January.

Please note, all times are UK time (GMT).

Our rates:

Our full rates have no hidden extras.

Standard Rate - £100

Please note, this training is not eligible for the TTP 10% rate.

Bursary-assisted places are available on this event until three months before the event starts. If it is less than three months before the start date of the event, please get in touch to discuss if an application is possible.  When applying for a bursary-assisted place, please first register on the event and select the fee ‘I’m applying for a bursary-assisted place’. Once you have registered for the event you will also need to complete and return a bursary application form.  

To find out more about our bursary schemes, criteria for bursary applications and to complete the bursary application form please visit:

The application process:

Our application and payment process involves the following steps:

  1. We receive your application form and assess it to ensure that this event is suitable for you. We endeavour to make assessments within a week.
  2. Upon offering you a place, we will then invoice you for the full amount.
  3. Your place is fully confirmed once we receive your full payment.
  4. We will email you the joining instructions in advance of the course.

Payment and cancellation policy:

Please read our Terms and Conditions for information regarding payments and cancellations.

Contact us:

Please feel free to email us at to discuss any questions you may have about the course or whether it is appropriate for you at this time. We will ensure that your query reaches the correct person.

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