- Child Protection Training Course at Level 1/2 for all staff working with under 18’s
- Child Protection for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) Level 3
- School safeguarding audit
- Special Educational Needs (S.E.N) Child Protection courses
Child Protection for Designated Lead
Child Protection for Designated Safeguarding Leads (Level 3)
Course Time: 8.45am to 4pm (lunch and refreshments will be provided for courses held at our Sidcup Training Centre)
Course Venue: This course is run at our Training Centre in Sidcup.
We can also deliver this course at a venue of your choice (for a maximum of 15). If you have a larger number than this please contact us to discuss.
This course is for all those with the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). All schools and educational establishments assign a member of the school’s leadership team to be their DSL to take lead responsibility for dealing with safeguarding issues. The DfE strongly recommended that a deputy DSL is also trained to act in the absence of the lead DSL and support her/him.
The main responsibilities of the DSL are:
To promote positive safeguarding procedures and practices.
To refer cases of suspected abuse or allegations to the relevant investigating agencies.
To act as a source of support, advice and expertise within the educational establishment, liaising with relevant agencies.
To prepare reports including timetables of staff training, policy reviews, referrals and on-going investigations.
This course will help you and your staff become familiar with the role and responsibilities of the DSL in a school or further education college.
This is an advanced course designed for those who have some previous child protection training. This course should be taken every two years. If the DSL has never taken the Level 3 course before, or it has been more than two years since they last took the course, it is recommended they take the two-day intensive course. For those renewing their training after two years then the one-day refresher course will be sufficient. All course materials are included.
Child Protection for Whole School Staff (Level 1/2)
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.
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.
Everyone shares responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, irrespective of individual roles. Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010) 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.
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