Who are we?
Safeguarding Plus Limited is a training, consultancy and teacher recruitment agency. We are an independent family-run and owned business with over 20 years experience in the supply teaching industry.
We have developed long established and successful relationships with many schools in the South East who regularly use Safeguarding Plus teachers, nursery nurses and teaching assistants as well as support for courses in safeguarding, child protection and safer recruitment.
As every school is unique with its own ethos and personality, we come and visit you personally so that we are able to tailor our service to meet the needs of each individual school. Our aim is to relieve head teachers and their senior managers from the burden of organising staff cover by offering schools staffing solutions that are cost effective in terms of both time and recruitment costs.
Our Safeguarding Teachers division provides outstanding supply teachers, experienced nursery nurses and teaching assistants offering schools and nurseries staff support on a day to day, short-term or long-term basis. An essential part of the service that we offer is to assist you in planning for anticipated absences such as INSET days, school journeys or situations where staff shortage is predicted. We ensure that all of our teachers are committed professionals with the accepted qualifications, required skills and personality to complement your school. This is done through performance assessment, vetting procedures (in line with DfE and APSCo guidance for employment agencies working with minors), in-depth interviews before registering, references, qualifications DBS certificates, Barred List and Code of Conduct agreement.
Our Safeguarding Courses training and consultancy division provides off the shelf and bespoke support in all aspects of safeguarding to complement your individual requirements whether in education or business.
The divisions objective is to work with small client groups here at our Training Centre or larger groups in your educational or business environment to provide practical and professional support that complies with the latest national and locally agreed procedures.
Our highly experienced and qualified trainers will provide you with the tools, knowledge and motivation to effectively improve safeguarding and to develop rigorous child protection procedures in your establishment. Successful delegates will receive a certificate.
Introduction to our Training Courses
We have made a short video to show you how our Training Courses work, so you can really see the benefits of working with a personal trainer. Just click on it to view and hear what is in a typical course. We know many people will have sound turned off on their computers so we have included a useful transcript below, which you can also download with the link just here on the left.
“Hello, let me introduce myself, I am Geoffrey, one of the trainers here at Safeguarding Plus.
Unlike many others in this sector, we use a personal approach to Safeguarding Training. There is a lot of information to take in, so having a real person to teach you, with the opportunity to ask your questions and have your questions answered in person is absolutely crucial
What is more, we come from a background of having fifteen years of experience in working in schools and educational establishments throughout the nations capital.
We know what the real business of looking after school staff and pupils is all about, and that is one of the reasons why we expanded into the specialist area of safeguarding training some six years ago.
That means we have more experience in this sector than many of our competitors.
So, what is in a typical course from Safeguarding Plus?
Whether it be whole-school basic safeguarding awareness training or specialist training for those who have a designated lead role, all of our courses are bespoke to the needs of the school, setting or group. They are grounded in best practice and reference directly to the latest legislation and DfE guidance. Each course is designed to address the relevant training group competences described by Local Safeguarding Children Boards and regulatory bodies. Courses are interactive and draw heavily upon the experience of the participants.
And who are these courses aimed at, who are they suitable for?
We get to teach a lot of Head Teachers and Designated leads in Schools, what their responsibilities are with regard to government expectations and guidance on safeguarding children in their care. We also give Whole School training to satisfy your schools needs in that respect too.
When we are teaching smaller groups like Head Teachers and Designated Leads,you have the choice of coming to our well appointed training room in Sidcup.
or we come to you to deliver the training at a venue of your choice.
Many people approach us and say: “what is the training actually like? What happens? What do you cover off?” Here is a typical one-day programme accredited by the Safer Recruitment Consortium, which draws upon knowledge and understanding of of- fender behaviour to:
•Identify the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
•Consider policies and practice that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting
•Help participants begin to review their policies and practice in recruitment with a view to creating a safer culture
The course includes an assessment element, and successful delegates will be awarded a certificate of completion.
Please note – this is not intended to be a comprehensive workshop on staff recruitment and selection – it is a one day programme and we offer several other fuller courses where they are needed, including bespoke ones to suit your particular needs.
It has been great introducing you to what we do – get in touch with us if you have any questions at all, talk to us on the phone or visit our website for more information.