Training Consultants

We aim to provide you with a training program that meets your specific  training need, and all of our training consultants will be happy to discuss your particular requirements with you and adjust course content accordingly.

Please be aware that we are a growing organisation and new training consultants are being added all the time

Awareness Training Associates

Sally Watson

Social Care Training Consultant, Independent Best Interests Assessor and Specialist Social Work Consultant

Career Synopsis

Sally qualified as a social worker in 1994 and worked with Adults with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, older adults and people with dementia illnesses. In 2005 she made the decision to become an Independent Social Work Consultant and Social Care Training Consultant, specialising in facilitating the delivery of adult safeguarding courses on a multi-professional/agency level to local authority/private/voluntary sector staff. Sally welcomed the advent of the MCA 2005 as a tool to better support the rights of those with and without the capacity to make decisions and has specialised in this knowledge, gaining the Best Interests Assessors qualification in order to work personally within the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards legislation. Sally works regularly as an Independent BIA and also in an advisory position regarding adult safeguarding for local authorities and chairing Best Interests meetings.

Special Skills and Interests

  • Specialist skills in training Adult Safeguarding, MCA 2005/DoLS at all levels
  • Senior Social Work and Management skills ( including independent mental capacity assessments and independent chair for safeguarding adults and best interests meetings)
  • Qualified Independent BIA available nationally (Audits also undertaken)
  • Excellent communication/organisational/leadership/mediation skills


Sally’s training style is lively and passionate due to her belief in what she teaches. This has a motivational effect on attendees and her aim is always to arm learners with the tools to make a positive difference in their working world. She continues to practice as an independent senior practitioner/manager with adults and is responsible for keeping herself up to date with the ever changing world of social care. Her working style and good interpersonal skills, ability to communicate clearly, and build effective relationships, enables her to work across professional boundaries with natural ease.

Main Qualifications

  • Diploma in Social Work (Dip SW) 1996
  • BSc (Honours) Health & Community Studies (Social Work Pathway) 1997
  • City & Guilds FAETC Teaching Adults Certificate 1999
  • Post Qualifying award (1) Social Work 2001
  • Certificate in 1st Line Management 2002
  • Best Interests Assessor for DoLS 2009


HCPC Registration: SW83904

Professional Membership



Professional Indemnity (B.A.S.W. - Hiscox Insurance Limited)

£5 million

Public/Employers Liability Insurance (Groupama Insurance Limited)

£5 million/£10 million

Enhanced CRB

 April 2013



Full CV & references available upon request                 Awareness Training Ltd.

Caroline Vost

Position: Training Consultant

Independent Training Consultant: BA (Hons) (First Class) Post-Compulsory Education & Training.

Career Synopsis

  • Caroline has nearly 30 years law enforcement experience that has included quality operational investigative practice. Her career has taken to her to a variety of investigative roles, specifically within the safeguarding children arena where she has benefited from background practice in dealing with vulnerable adult abuse and domestic abuse. She currently holds the post of Chair of Wiltshire Local Safeguarding Children’s Board Training Sub Group.

Special Skills and Interests

  • Specialist knowledge & experience to deliver in-depth Section 47 ( The Children Act 1989) joint investigation training
  • Knowledge & experience to deliver criminal law & safeguarding children legislation, guidance, practice & procedures (Working Together 2010, The Children Act 1989 & 2004) training
  • Specialist knowledge & experience to deliver in-depth Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults from abuse training
  • Knowledge & experience to deliver criminal law & safeguarding adult legislation, guidance, practice & procedures (Mental Capacity Act 2005 & No Secrets)training
  • Domestic Abuse and DASH (domestic abuse, stalking, harassment & honour based violence) risk assessment training
  • Knowledge & experience to deliver Achieving Best Evidence (A.B.E) investigative interviewing & The Youth Justice & Criminal Evidence Act 199 Special Measures training


From her operational experience Caroline developed a particular passion and commitment to safeguarding children and adults from abuse and extends this motivating influence into the classroom environment. Her enthusiastic approach, communication and interpersonal skills allows her to effectively demonstrate to multi agency audiences the benefits of working together in safeguarding. She promotes  professionalism, integrity and high standards, ensuring her practice knowledge is current through advancing changes in safeguarding legislation and guidance. She looks forward to making a significant contribution to individuals learning experiences.

Main Qualifications


BA(Hons) (First Class) Post Compulsory Education & Training

Certificate in Education

Coaching & Mentoring Certificate

Additional Qualifications









NVQ Level 3 Caring to Children & Young People

NVQ Level 3 Learning & Development

A1 Assessor Award

Internal Verifier Award















Full CV & references available upon request                 Awareness Training Ltd.



Safeguarding Adults:

Enquiry Managers

Enquiry Officers


Mental Capacity Act:


Social Workers


Ambulance Service



Court Room Skills:

Social Workers

(Adults & Children)


Domestic Abuse

Report Writing

 Appropriate Adult

What's new?

New Services Available-Independent Chairs

Now available, independent chairs for Adult Safeguarding and Best Interests Meetings

New Court Room Skills Training

We've now expanded the courses available to you


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