Child Protection

Safer Recruitment
Description

This workshop is the Safer Recruitment Consortium accredited, updated version of the Safer Recruitment training for Headteachers, school Governors and other staff who are likely to sit on interview panels or appoint staff. 

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 – Sept 2021, 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.

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
  • be able to identify the key features of staff recruitment that helps deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • be able to consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse
  • begin to review their own and their settings policies and practices, with a view to making them safer

Settings will:

  • be safer organisations
  • comply with government guidance and legislation

All Headteachers, school Governors, Business Managers and other staff likely to sit on interview panels or administer staff appointment

100% of attendees to have completed feedback, would recommend this course.
The role of the Safeguarding Governor
Description

This course will investigate the specific and important role of the Safeguarding Governor, to ensure: 

  • The legal requirements are in place and are known and understood by all staff and adults working in your school 
  • The expectations of OfSTED are being met and that governors can provide evidence of their compliance
  • The expectations from Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 are fully understood and embedded

Governors will:

  • have a clear understanding of their role
  • 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
  • have a good understanding of what they should monitor and challenge and how that is reported back to the full Governing Board
  • be able to report on the staff’s understanding of their role in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021

All Governors but especially those with Safeguarding responsibility

100% of attendees to have completed feedback, would recommend this course.
A Practical Guide to 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.

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

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

100% of attendees to have completed feedback, would recommend this course.
Designated Safeguarding Lead Person Refresher Course
Description

Keeping Children Safe in Education and Government guidance requires refresher training every two years. 

This course will revisit the roles and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), new initiatives, reflections and challenges of the role. It will provide staff with the opportunity to discuss difficulties/problem cases 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 2021, Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2018, Sexual Violence & Sexual Harassment in Schools and Colleges Sept 2021 etc. that affect Safeguarding and Child Protection. 

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 compliant with government/statutory guidance

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

100% of attendees to have completed feedback, would recommend this course.
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