On Site Training

We are able to offer full day, half-day and twilight training sessions which are delivered on site in your school or organisation.

Many of our courses can be tailored to the specific needs of your organisation. Please contact us with your requirements and we will be happy to discuss your safeguarding training.

We offer a wide range of courses that can be delivered in your school or organisation. Whether it is whole school inset day training or Senior Leadership Team (SLT) staff members taking a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) course, we are happy to accommodate your training needs.

Courses ideal for whole school or organisation staff:

  • Level 1 and 2 Whole school training
  • Online Safety (includes a awareness sessions for pupils and parents)
  • Prevent Duty
  • FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) and Forced Marriage Awareness
  • CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation)
  • Gang Awareness
  • Special Educational Needs (S.E.N.)

Courses for groups of up to 15 staff members:

  • Safer Recruitment (for those involved in the recruitment process, including School Governors)
  • Child Protection for DSL (for those with the DSL role within your school or organisation)
  • Empower (for those with the responsiblility of managing online safety in your school or organisation)
  • Managing Allegation (ideal for members of SLT and HR who have the responibiliy of handling allegations made against staff)

‘Working together to safeguard Children’ (March 2015) places a duty on all employers to ensure that their staff are competent and confident in carrying out their responsibilities for safeguarding children and young people.
It is essential for anyone who works, or volunteers, in settings where they come into contact with children, to undertake Child Protection awareness training.
To recognise the importance of Safeguarding Child Protection issues all staff should undertake refresher training annually.
Our course will help enhance awareness and develop a culture of vigilance, develop understanding of the roles and functions of agencies, explaining who does what in protecting children.
We are committed to supporting employees who work alongside children regardless of their individual roles.

Minimum training requirements

It is the responsibility of the school/organisation to ensure that all staff and volunteers have access to adequate, suitable training to fulfil their role and responsibility to safeguard children. In line with best practice guidance, the local recommendation is that staff training should be delivered at least annually.

Temporary staff

Schools must ensure that temporary staff are aware of the school’s procedures, who the DSL is, how to record a concern and their responsibility to safeguard children. It is up to your school/organisation to decide how this will be done in all instances.

Governors

Governors must attend training that will equip them to carry out the responsibility placed upon them by s175 (2) of the Education Act 2002. This training is organised by Governor Services.

Level 1/2 Whole school/organisation training

Course Time: 3 hours duration (half-day). Can be run during an inset day or as twilight training
Course Venue: This course is run within your organisation for staff. Contact us for a quote and available dates.
Target Group
This course is aimed at all those who work with children in a variety of settings including schools, youth programmes, family support centres, community groups etc. this course should be taken by everyone that works within the school/establishment (including all support staff, premises staff, caterers and teaching staff). The course aims to enhance awareness and encourage good practice. All staff working with Children and Young People must undertake this training every 2 years. All our courses are in line with the latest government legislation and comply with local safeguarding children’s board procedures.
Course Description
Everyone shares responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, irrespective of individual roles. Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) places a duty on all employers to ensure that their staff are competent and confident in carrying out their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting children and young peoples’ welfare. This half-day course aims to address the importance of working in a coordinated manner in relation to Child Protection issues. It will raise awareness of the various types of abuse, how to recognise the potential signs of abuse and neglect, and how to respond to disclosures and the referral process.
Course Objectives
This course will help participants to:

  • Explore attitudes and values with regard to safeguarding children
  • Understand broad definitions of child abuse neglect
  • Deal appropriately with disclosures
  • Know how to make a referral
  • Act appropriately on suspicion or knowledge that a child may be at risk of suffering harm
  • Understand the Child Protection system and professional roles within this

Whole school training Online Safety (E-Safety)

UK Council for child internet safety, pledge: Online safety education is a requirement from age five in England.
The Internet has become part of our everyday lives and is now easier to access than ever before. It is used for buying and selling goods, online banking. It promotes social interaction, the exchange of ideas, attitudes and values and offers a wide range of learning opportunities. However, with this wealth of information and communication power comes great responsibility.
Internet fraud, identity theft and the exploitation of the young and vulnerable highlights the need to protect ourselves and educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.
E-Safety encompasses not only Internet technologies but also electronic communications such as mobile phones and wireless technology. It provides safeguards and raises awareness to enable users to control their online experiences.
Our Online-Safety workshop will help teachers, parents and carers understand online dangers and how to protect against them.
We have included some links at the end of this page for parents and teachers who want to read up more about this huge topic. However, what might be of much more help is one of our expertly guided training days.
Online-Safety relates to many parts of the curriculum, including ICT, citizenship and PHSE. More broadly, however, because technology can be used in any subject area, it is relevant to all teachers. Teachers can face allegations regarding abuse linked to use of the internet where proper procedures are not followed.
Our Half Day course covers the following:

  • Staying within the law e.g avoiding plagiarism and staying within copyright rules.
  • Secure internet transactions
  • Protecting identity and passwords e.g safer Social Networking
  • Dangers of on-line grooming and cyber-bullying
  • Safe-searching and filter software
  • Personal digital footprints

Training is also available for individuals or groups at the site of your choice or in our own well-appointed training centre. Ask us for more information simply by calling 0203 829 4989, email us on courses@safeguardingplus.co.uk, or make a booking enquiry for a course now by clicking the link below

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Whole school training: Prevent

This one day training course is in line with Ofsted and the Government’s Prevent Strategy 2015 and Channel Guidance
This includes:

  • The governments Prevent Strategy 2015
  • Your duty and responsibilities to safeguard children
  • Governments Channel Guidance to identify and provide support those at risk of terrorism
  • The Family Courts and Radicalisation of children
  • Legal Case Studies
  • Expectations of Schools Promoting Fundamental British Values
  • How this aligns the school’s duty to promote SMSC
  • Channel duty guidance and support for those at risk of being drawn into terrorism
  • OFSTED Inspection: Inspecting Safeguarding in Early Years, Education and skills setting 2015

Whole school training: Positive Handling

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Whole school training Special Educational Needs

SEN students and those with disabilities will continue to command centre stage in the educational, health and social services environments because of the on-going emphasis on inclusion and the increased accountability of both public and voluntary sector agencies for their welfare and progress. Continuing professional development is essential in the light of on-going legislative change) and the ethos of ‘Every Child Matters’.

Special Educational Needs (SEN) has a legal definition referring to learners who have more difficulties, than their peers, that make it harder for them to learn or access education and other services. These difficulties can encompass emotional and social difficulties, sensory impairment, mental and physical disability.

Our bespoke packages of training can help professionals and institutions to keep abreast of developments and to prepare for change. We will help to cover these three key areas and how Safeguarding applies to them:

  • Assessments
  • Recommendations
  • Reports