Risk Management: practical skills

This course will help you to understand the importance of risk assessment in your work. You will learn how to identify and eliminate risks and how to undertake risk assessment effectively.

Online learning

If you are interested in potentially running this topic through our live, interactive online in-house offer please contact James Cuming on 07375 042 815 or james.cuming@homelesslink.org.uk 

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for new frontline staff or experienced professionals who want to update their skills

What will you learn?

On completion of this course you will:

  • know about the requirements contained in the Quality Assessment Framework (QAF) relating to risk assessment and planning (standard C1.1 Assessment and Support Planning)
  • understand the legal framework around risk management
  • understand why risk assessment is an important tool in ensuring a safe working environment
  • understand your responsibilities in relation to confidentiality and partnership working
  • understand the implications of equal opportunity and anti-discriminatory practise in relation to risk assessment.
  • understand the meaning of key terms associated with risk, hazards, and control.
  • know about the key skills and processes needed to implement a risk assessment and risk management process
  • understand when, and how, appropriate and sustainable risks should be taken
  • have practiced carrying out a client-focused risk assessment that is safe and not risk adverse
  • have developed a personal action plan to help you get going after the course

Please note that this course will not address environmental or building hazards such as COSHH and electrical safety regulations.


Face to face: One-day course
Online: Three 1.5 hour modules delivered over three dates 

Costs for one full-day face to face course or three 1.5 hour online modules

This course can be booked for a team of up to 16 for face to face training or up to 20 for online training 

Members face to face: £825 plus Trainer expenses
Members online: £850 - no Trainer expenses

Associate members face to face: £945 plus Trainer expenses
Associate members online: £970 - no Trainer expenses

Non members face to face: £1,175 plus Trainer expenses
Non members online: £1,200 - no Trainer expenses

Talk To Us

James Cuming

Training manager

James our training manager develops and manages Homeless Link's in-house training programme.

Telephone: 020 7840 4450
Email: training@homelesslink.org.uk
Twitter: @TrainingHL