Councillors from Suffolk County Council attended a Keeping Councillors Safe training course at The BASE on Friday 7th October.
In light of recent events, IKON Training have recognised a requirement for training to Keep Councillors Safe. A course has been designed by our expert trainers, with content advice from elected representatives themselves. The session is designed to improve safety when working alone or in small groups in the community. The course approaches aspects of lone worker safety, conflict resolution and breakaway skills to improve delegate safety.
The session was reported on by the East Anglian Daily Times, and Cllr Tony Goldson, one of the delegates on the session, said: “We have had this training offered in light of what has been happening with MPs and people in the community being attacked. We are vulnerable, I’m in the press regularly, at public events, travel on public transport and hold a surgery every month.” He added the course helped reduce the dangers of public life without sacrificing face-to-face contact with the public (interviewed by EADT).
Councillors from Suffolk County Council who attended the Keeping Councillors Safe session said that they now have Improved confidence when handling difficult conversations; feel that they will be safer when working alone; and have the skills to defuse and manage conflict safely and productively.
If you require Keeping Councillors Safe Training for your council, please get in touch by filling out this form, or calling 01473 722924.