About Leapfrog Training

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Leapfrog Training was created by Zoë Grace Cozens in 1996 following 15 years of experience as a social worker, local authority trainer and strategic planner. She has worked in both adult services and children and family teams, in hospital and community social work. Her role in strategic development has always been on a multi-agency and multi-disciplinary basis, whether in workforce development or as Norfolk County Council’s Adult Protection Co-ordinator.

Leapfrog’s specific areas of expertise for businesses are in conflict resolution; policy writing; managing staff; professional coaching; building emotional resilience and professional effectiveness.

Leapfrog‘s specific areas of expertise in social care are in safeguarding adults at risk; sexuality and intellectual/physical impairment; validation therapy and sensory stimulation in dementia care and team building and communication. Within each of these areas we can offer consultation services and coaching, as well as policy writing and training your staff.  We also integrate these subject areas, for example including safeguarding issues in sexuality training or sexual dis-inhibition in dementia training.

There are also courses for service users who are involved in advocacy, want to strengthen their self esteem or to explore relationships and sexuality. Our experience enables us to combine sensitivity, creativity, humour and clear boundaries when working with service users or staff. Where possible we work along side service users in developing and delivering staff training. We work countrywide.

Leapfrog Training’s clients, past and present, include:

Supervision and appraisal skills Saffron Housing Association Essex County Council Mencap
Safeguarding adults at risk  Langley HouseTrust Mencap  Housing 21
Investigation skills  Essex County Council Norfolk County Council Suffolk County Council
Safeguarding for practitioners & managers Herts County Council Magdalene Group St. Matthew’s housing
Therapeutic intervention UEA social wk degree course Harlow  College National MIND
Keeping safe for service users Thurrock Unitary Authority Southend-on-Sea UA Outcomes UK
Sexuality and learning difficulties     Norfolk County Council Herts County Council Mencap :
Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambs.
Sexuality and physical impairment Cambs County Council Family Mosaic Services Peterborough U A

Dementia & validation therapy

Herts County Council Norfolk County Council Cambs County Council
Sensory stimulation Reminiscence work

Age Concern, Cambs & Norfolk

Orwell Housing

Norfolk MIND
Dementia and sexuality The Trees Res Home, Norfolk Avery Lodge, Norfolk Kingsley Health Care
Dementia & assistive technology CSIP, 3 Homes in Norfolk    
Team building & coaching       Mencap:Lincs, Cambs,
Granta Housing, Cambs Cambs CC Learning 
 Difficulties Day Services
Communication skills    Personal growth Orange Snr Managers Footprint sales, managers Claxton House, Norfolk
HR essentials for the residential sector  UK marketing, Sales Managers  Peterborough Unity Auth.

 Essex County Council

Direct work with service users  Norfolk County Council  Suffolk C C Further Educ.  Gateway Association

Self esteem using the arts

 Cambs County Council  Julian Housing  Goldhay Arts
Creative interview skills  consultation  Omnia MIND Norfolk  Capital (research skills)  Mencap

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