Child Protection

Designated Safeguarding Lead Person Refresher Course

Description
Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2018 and Government guidance requires refresher training every two years. The course will cover responsibilities of the designated person, new initiatives, issues and challenges of the role. It will provide staff with the opportunity to discuss difficulties/ problems associated with their role and to explore possible solutions. It also provides an update on the most recent legislation changes (i.e. Keeping Children Safe in Education – September 2018, DBS, etc.) that affect Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Impact Statement
Pupils
  • Will be safer and have safeguarding needs met in an appropriate and timely manner
Practitioners:
  • Will understand the child protection responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead person
Settings:
  • Will be safer organisations and comply with government/statutory guidance
Audience

This course is designed for those acting as the designated safeguarding lead/ person for child protection, or their deputies, or those who have previously attended the full day Designated Safeguarding Lead/Person initial training


Date
26th June 2019 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Ken Palmer - Safeguarding Coordinator for Schools
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Train The Trainer (Youth Culture Today) Girls and Gangs

Description
This 2 day workshop will focus on the push and pull factors involved in Girls and Gangs. The initial first half-day session (day 1) will introduce participants to a pre-prepared session they will practice, edit and evaluate in terms of the need and how it fits their environment.

All resources and a thorough examination of the model of care used will enable participants to become equipped to deliver this particular lesson and build the critical skills needed to respond to the demand and fluctuations in terms of issues that affect young people.

The above will be followed up four weeks later (day 2) with an evaluation and group pod session whereby each participant will go through critically how their session went and what issues they encountered. This process will solidify the learning as well as offer alternative strategies and better meet learner needs.
  • Pre-prepared lesson plan template
  • Feedback form template
  • The three levels of listening; competitive, attentive, active
  • Three ways to use questions
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from a safe environment whereby they can express themselves in an open, honest manner.
Staff/Attendee:
  • Will become more confident, congruent and capable of delivering sessions, as well as explicitly understanding the myriad of needs that have to be met.
Settings:
  • Schools are able to celebrate maths in their school environment as a relevant subject in children’s lives
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers and Teaching Assistants


Date
29th October 2019 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
26th November 2019 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Bettadayz
Cost
£150
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Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online

Description
This half-day course aims to ensure that pupils are safeguarded through effective on-line safety in school and beyond. It will be an update on the current internet safety trends including fake news, self-harm, cyberbullying, exploitation, gaming, social media and dealing with incidents involving nude selfies. It will provide participants with up-to-date information, guidance and resources for teaching children and young people and supporting parents on internet safety issues (including managing children’s digital behaviour)
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be aware of how to keep themselves safe online
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from increased confidence in addressing this issue with children, young people and parents
  • Will develop an understanding of the risks of life on-line so that they can teach children how to keep themselves and others safe
Settings:
  • Will benefit from having staff with up-to-date knowledge on e-safety issues, which they can share with parents and pupils
Audience

Staff, Senior Leaders and Governors with a responsibility for PSHE, Anti-Bullying, Safeguarding and those teaching internet safety


Date
15th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Difference Ltd and Excite-ed
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Participants can combine this session with the Dealing with Sexting incident session and attend both at a reduced cost of £100 (non RBG schools £125)
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Dealing with Sexting Incidents

Description
This half day course will use the UKCCIS 2016 Sexting in Schools Guidance to support staff to feel more confident to deal specifically with sexting as an emerging issue for children, parents and professionals. It will enable staff to understand how to:
  • Respond to disclosures, record incidents and involve other agencies, including escalation to the police
  • Handle devices and imagery and risk assess situations
  • Involve parents and develop preventative education
Impact Statement
Pupils
  • Will benefit from increased staff confidence in managing online issues
  • Will be fully aware of how to keep themselves safe online
Staff:
  • Will have increased confidence in addressing this issue with children, young people and parents
  • Will help to develop an understanding of the risks of life on-line so that they can teach children how to keep themselves and others safe
Schools:
  • Will benefit from having staff with up to date knowledge on e-safety issues, which they can share with parents and pupils
Audience

Staff, Senior Leaders and Governors with a responsibility for PSHE, Anti-Bullying, safeguarding, and those teaching internet safety


Date
15th November 2019 (12:45pm - 3:45pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Difference Ltd and Excite-ed
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Participants can combine this session with the Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online session and attend both at a reduced cost of £100 (non RBG schools £125)
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Designated Teacher for Looked After Children

Description
A termly session led by Royal Borough of Greenwich Virtual School staff to enable Designated Teachers to meet their statutory duties. The session will update staff on local, regional and national developments and provide a chance to share best practice and network with staff from other schools.
Impact Statement
Practitioners:
  • Will be more able to meet their statutory duties
  • Will be able to problem solve for the Looked After Children in their schools
Settings:
  • Will have better systems for Looked After Children leading to improved outcomes
  • Will be able to satisfy their Governing Board that their Designated Teachers are meeting their training obligations
Audience

Designated Teachers for Looked After Children and delegated staff, pastoral staff and SENCOs


Date
5th December 2019 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Virtual School Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
£25 cancellation fee
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Date
26th March 2020 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Virtual School Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
£25 cancellation fee
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The Role of the Safeguarding Governor

Description
This course will investigate the specific and important role of the Safeguarding Governor:
  • How to ensure that the legal requirements are in place and are known and understood by all staff and adults working in your school
  • Ensuring that the expectations of OfSTED are being met, and that governors can provide evidence of their compliance
Impact Statement
Governors:
  • Will have a clear understanding of their role. They will have the knowledge and expertise to hold the school to account for ensuring that the policies and processes are in place and that they are being consistently applied
  • Will have a good understanding of what they should monitor and challenge and how that is reported back to the full Governing Board
Audience

All Governors but especially those with Safeguarding responsibility


Date
13th February 2020 (4:00pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Children’s Services Safeguarding Team
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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