This course will enable you to become familiar with the role and responsibilities of the designated safeguarding children officer and develop competence and confidence in carrying out this role.
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Dates and venues
13-14 Mar: Leeds
15-16 April: London (full)
29-30 May: Leicester
15-16 July: London (full)
13-14 Oct: London
£225 per day
Call 0808 800 5000
Those who have operational responsibility for receiving concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people, who make decisions about what action needs to be taken, contacting and liaising with other agencies involved in safeguarding children, especially children's social care.
You may have strategic responsibilities in addition to the operational role.
This course does not provide full training for those who work in a statutory agency.
Health professionals: this course provides training equal to Level 2 - the minimum level required for clinical staff who have some degree of contact with children and young people and/or parents/carers. We can also deliver Level 4 training to your health organisation. To commission health named professionals training, please call 0808 800 5000 or email@example.com.
Designated staff in schools and colleges should apply for the course Designated senior person for safeguarding children training (schools and colleges) .
This course does not provide training for trainers, this is available as a separate course: Training for trainers in child protection .
If your role is primarily strategic, or your organisation needs guidance in setting up its response to safeguarding children, you may find that the course on Creating safer organisations more closely meets your needs.
This is an advanced course designed for those who have received previous child protection training, for example the NSPCC's Introduction to child protection.
Through face-to-face learning from experienced professionals.
A range of methods will be used to help to build up skills and knowledge and there will be opportunities to think about attitudes. Methods include formal input, large and small group discussions, working with case scenarios and use of DVD materials.
Very good, both trainers seemed very knowledgeable and willing to cater to our individual queries and concerns.
Greatly improved my understanding and knowledge.
I feel much more confident about rolling this info out to others.
I have learnt a lot from this event. It has given me a great insight into what the front line staff and managers may be dealing with on a day to day basis.
I feel more confident in dealing/supporting front line staff with incidents or concerns about safeguarding.
Trainers were very knowledgeable and provided accessible info.
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Government guidance recommends 3-yearly refresher training requirement to ensure your knowledge and skills are consistent with partner agencies, as recommended in government guidance Working together to safeguard children (2010, chapter 4).