Safeguarding training is a requirement for any organisation where staff will have direct contact with children and young people. Training supports staff in the recognition and reporting of welfare needs and abuse. Additionally, staff need to understand safe professional practice and models of staff behaviour.

The requirements for schools and colleges including maintained nursery schools are outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 (KCSiE 2016), which identifies that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.

This requirement is also directly reflected in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 (updated February 2017) for other services and organisations as set out in chapter 2 of the guidance.

Many other organisations are identifying the need for staff to undertake safeguarding and child protection training following the many historic child protection disclosures that have come to light in recent years, for example sports and dance organisations, language schools and hotels.

Our training is designed to reflect current Local Authority practice, relevant legislation and guidance and is delivered by an experienced trainer who is a member of the Local Safeguarding Children Board training pool and is also a qualified social worker registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). All other trainers are vetted and suitably qualified.

Examples of training offered

Bespoke training can be arranged to meet specific needs within your organisation, some areas previously identified have been reporting and recording practice, cultural based abuse (including Female Genital Mutilation, Honour Based Violence and forced marriage) Children Missing in Education, use of chronologies, basic signs and indicators of abuse – this can be targeted to specific areas of concern being experienced within the school or organisation.

Whole School Safeguarding Training – designed to ensure that all staff can engage with the session and have the opportunity to learn in a safe and supportive environment using discussion, case studies, activities and direct information sharing. Training will be tailored to meet the statutory requirements in full and all delegates attending will receive individual certificates of attendance. The training is three and half hour’s duration. Cost £350.00 is for up to 40 delegates and includes handouts and certificates. Larger size groups can be accommodated by negotiation and will incur additional costs.

Focussed support and development with key staff can be arranged to respond to specific need. Examples of this might be developing practice in relation to systems, record keeping, use of chronologies, analysis and assessment of risk and need. This can be undertaken in 1:1 sessions with the organisations safeguarding leads or with safeguarding teams.

Action learning sets across organisations such as federations, academy trusts, an agreed number of collective schools, or other organisations can be tailored to specific requirements and need. These are undertaken in small groups and facilitate development and learning.

For an informal discussion please contact Sandi Buttrey on 07522 995994 or use our contact page. pricing will be commensurate with the specified work and confirmed in writing prior to commencement.