Every educational establishment is required to appoint staff with a special responsibility for safeguarding and child protection. They need to be able to take a lead in ensuring that relevant policies and protocols are up to date and that staff are aware of what they need to do to promote the welfare and pastoral care of children and young people.
This responsibility requires a well-grounded and confident understanding of current pastoral and safeguarding issues and how to apply statutory requirements. It is expected that safeguarding leads will refresh and update their learning every two years in line with Ofsted’s Safeguarding Children Briefing.
Benefits of attending this training:
Training by a facilitator who has many years’ experience in the education sector, is an accredited NSPCC trainer and an Ambassador for CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection)
A programme that is ideal for those who are refreshing prior learning
Limited group size to maximise the opportunity for discussion and sharing of experience
Training materials and resources that are up to date and relevant to current issues in an ever-changing environment
A training programme that exceeds the requirements of “Keeping Children Safe in Education” for designated safeguarding leads
Training that promotes best practice and professionalism
Course Outcomes: Participants will have:
Up to date practical knowledge about the role of the safeguarding lead
Developed their skills in knowing how best to advise staff about safeguarding and child protection concerns
Gained confidence in judging when and how to make effective referrals to statutory services
Considered how to work more effectively with other agencies
Testimonials from delegates who have attended this event:
I have clear knowledge of the right way to handle different situations
It has made me more confident in my role as support to the members of SLT
We've put clearer guidelines in place and refined our policy further.
The training has help me greatly to identify the role and responsibilities expected from me as the designated safeguarding lead.
Able to give advise to colleagues as part of my new role - we have already encountered situations where this training needed to be put into practice
Excellent overview of types of safeguarding concerns, appropriate steps to take, where to find advice and support, common errors to avoid
We have reviewed our safeguarding procedures and implemented new strategies learnt on the course