Child Protection

A Practical Guide to the Schools’ Single Central Record (SCR)

Description
This unique, innovative and practical workshop considers issues around setting up and maintaining the data on the Schools’ SCR in the context of the regulations, guidance and best practice.

Course objectives include:
  • To understand both the regulatory framework and best practice underpinning the format and content of the SCR
  • To consider the categories of staff/workers that should be recorded on the SCR
  • To explore options around format and content of the SCR
  • To equip participants with a practical understanding of all pre-employment checks for school based staff, volunteers, contractors and Agency workers
  • To help participants review their own school SCR and the related pre-employment checking processes
The SCR forms part of the regular Ofsted inspection.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be taught by appropriately recruited staff
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from a greater knowledge and confidence in maintaining the SCR
Settings:
  • Will benefit from a greater knowledge and confidence in maintaining the SCR
Audience

Staff responsible for setting up and/ or maintaining the Single Central Record (SCR)

Date
17th October 2017 (9:00am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Tony Lampert, HR Consultant
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Designated Person Refresher Course

Description
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 – July 2015, DBS, etc) that affect Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Impact Statement
  • Pupils will be safer and have safeguarding needs met in a more appropriate and timely manner
  • Practitioners will understand the child protection responsibilities of the designated person
  • Settings will be safer organisations and comply with government guidance
Audience

Designed for those acting as designated person for child protection or their deputies who previously attended the initial training

Date
18th October 2017 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Schools
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Date
26th January 2018 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Schools
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Date
17th April 2018 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Schools
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Designated Person Initial Course

Description
This course will cover responsibilities of the designated person, context - process and procedures, thresholds for intervention, and how to respond to concerns and make schools safer.

It provides an update on the most recent legislation changes (i.e. Keeping Children Safe in Education - July 2015, DBS etc) that affect Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Impact Statement
Pupils
  • will be safer and have safeguarding needs met in a more appropriate and timely manner
Practitioners
  • will understand the child protection responsibilities of the designated person and be aware of the roles of the family and statutory bodies in ensuring that the needs of children are met. They will also have an increased understanding of child abuse, child protection and the child protection system
  • will know how to deal with difficult conversations and responsibilities
  • will responding to concerns (initial responses to children and families, making a referral, contributing to Child Protection Conferences and the Child Protection Plan).
Settings
  • will be safer organisations and comply with government guidance
Audience

Designed for those acting as designated person for child protection

Date
19th October 2017 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Schools
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Date
22nd January 2018 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Schools
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Date
19th April 2018 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Schools
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Safer Recruitment

Description
This workshop is the accredited, updated version of the Safer Recruitment training for Headteacher, school Governors and other staff who are likely to sit on staff appointment panels. It is still a requirement for every school appointments panel to include at least one member who has completed the Safer Recruitment training. Course content provides clear explanations of government guidance regarding the safer recruitment process. It also includes an update of the most recent legislation changes (i.e. the Keeping Children Safe in Education – July 2015, DBS, Disqualification by Association and other pre-employment checks) that affect Safeguarding and Child Protection. It is recommended that you refresh your training every 5 years.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be safer and have safeguarding needs met in a more appropriate and timely manner
Practitioners:
  • Will have an awareness and understanding of offender behaviour
  • Will be able to identify the key features of staff recruitment that helps deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • Will be able to consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse
  • Will begin to review their own and their settings policies and practices, with a view to making them safer
Settings:
  • Will be safer organisations
  • Will comply with government guidance and legislation

Audience

All Headteachers, school Governors and other staff likely to sit on staff appointment panels

Date
31st October 2017 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
THIS SESSION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Schools and HR element, Positive Learning
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Date
22nd March 2018 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Schools and HR element, Positive Learning
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Date
22nd May 2018 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Schools and HR element, Positive Learning
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Designated Teacher for Looked After Children Termly Networking Sessions

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
7th December 2017 (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
Free to Royal Greenwich Staff and Schools (£25 cancellation fee)
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Date
8th March 2018 (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
Free to Royal Greenwich Staff and 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
27th March 2018 (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 Children's Services Safeguarding Team
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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