Safeguarding Vulnerable Dependent Drinkers

Date & Time:

Wednesday 26 April 2023 (09:30 - 12:00)

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Online Course, This session is delivered online using MS Teams/Zoom etc. Your link will be sent 24 hours before training.


Over the last year Alcohol Change UK, Professor Michael Preston-Shoot and a network of local authorities across England and Wales have developed a national briefing on  Safeguarding Vulnerable Dependent Drinkers. This training presents the contents of the  briefing in the form of a half day course. The aim of both the document and of this course is to:

  • Enable professionals in England and Wales to use legal frameworks to manage and 
    protect chronic dependent drinkers.

The course is on how to make most effective use of the three main legal powers which can protect vulnerable dependent drinkers: the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act. It also focuses on a handful of other relevant powers such as anti-social behaviour powers. In addition, it emphasises the importance of a framework of processes that will enable the powers to be used most effectively and it explores what constitutes a good care plan for this client group.

By the end of the training course, participants will be able to:

  •  Identify chronic dependent drinkers who require the protection and support of key legal powers
  • Challenge the “lifestyle choice” paradigm that is applied to this client group
  • Understand how the Care Act applies to this group
  • Understand how the Mental Capacity Act applies
  • Understand how the Mental Health Act applies 
  • Understand what care plan interventions support action under these powers
  • Understand what helps makes these powers work to their best effect

Who is this course for?
The course is appropriate for staff in all services who work with people who are at risk of alcohol related harm. This will include anyone working in public facing roles in health, social care, criminal justice, community safety, housing, homelessness, domestic abuse or other care roles

This is a Level 1 (Awareness) course.


Please note: DSPP training is free of charge for all statutory agencies, voluntary organisations and registered childminders that work in Dudley.  If you are booking for an organisation that is outside the Dudley borough or private enterprises and profit-making organisations charges for courses will apply as per our terms and conditions.

If in doubt, please contact the Learning Zone via the email at the bottom of this page.

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Further Information:





Alcohol Change

Venue Details:

Online Course, This session is delivered online using MS Teams/Zoom etc. Your link will be sent 24 hours before training.