Positive Risk Management in Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities and Autistic People – A discussion-based workshop for Managers – 28 & 29 November 2024

We are excited to be able to offer this new ARC Workshop for Managers!

This workshop comprises of two x 2.5 hour sessions delivered online via Zoom

  • Module 1: 28 November 2024 –  10.00a.m. – 12.30p.m.
  • Module 2: 29 November 2024 – 10.00a.m. – 12.30p.m.

    Attendance on both sessions is required.

    Delivered by: Rod Landman



This workshop is for managers of services for adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults. The workshop takes a values-led approach to positive risk management, underlining the importance of taking sensitively managed risk as a human rights issue and as a prime learning tool.

The workshop is discussion-based, using a series of case studies to work through practical issues.

It is designed to meet the CQC definition of an outstanding service in relation to risk management [KLOE S2]:

“There is a transparent and open culture that encourages creative thinking in relation to people’s safety. The service seeks out current best practice and uses learning from this to drive improvement. People are enabled to take positive risks to maximise their control over their care and support.”

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop learners will be able to:

  • Use positive, person-centred risk management approaches
  • Know and apply the relevant legislation and good practice guidance.
  • Critically appraise their in-house policies in relation to positive risk taking
  • Support individuals with disabilities, and those around them, in decisions about risk taking and the management of that risk.
  • Support their staff in the everyday application of positive risk management.

Learning content:

  • Positive risk taking
  • Attitudes to risk
  • Defining risk assessment
  • Social care standards and risk
  • Risk and the law
  • Duty of Care
  • Enabling positive risk taking
  • Partnerships in risk assessment
  • Risk control and risk management
  • Risk assessment models, processes and paperwork
  • Personal risk documents

Learning design

Learning comprises:

  1. An introductory assignment (self completion).
  2. Module 1 (online: 2.5 hours)
  3. Module 2 (online: 2.5 hours)
  4. A final exercise to embed learning in the workplace (self completion).

Online modules are on Zoom with an experienced tutor. The online sessions are highly interactive and comprise tutor input, discussions, small group work and reflections on assignments.

Learners will receive a full suite of handouts in advance to guide their learning.

On completion of our ARC Evaluation Form we will be happy to issued a certificate of attendance


  • £95 (ARC Members)
  • £126 (Non-members)

How to book your place

**The workshop will only go ahead if the minimum number of places are filled

For more information about this workshop or to discuss your requirements, please get in touch: