Designated safeguarding lead for schools and colleges in England refresher course Face to face training to update your safeguarding skills and knowledge
If you hold a lead safeguarding role in schools and colleges then your training should be updated every 2 years.
Our face to face training course taught by experienced professionals will update your knowledge and further develop competence and confidence in carrying out your lead safeguarding role.
About this course
In this classroom-based course, you’ll learn how to:
- revisit and describe the role and the main responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead
- describe the changes in key legislation and guidance affecting the education service’s response to concerns about a child
- state your own values regarding child abuse and explain the impact of these on professional practice
- identify the blocks to staff reporting concerns and explore strategies of overcoming them
- identify barriers that stop staff working within a multi-agency arena and explore strategies of overcoming them
- make appropriate decisions about the action to take when informed of concerns about a child or young person
- demonstrate an awareness of the emotional impact of safeguarding work and identify ways in which a safeguarding lead can support staff
- explore current and contemporary concerns through the use of case studies, such as:
- (secondary schools) child sexual exploitation, online grooming, FGM, sexting, abusive staff-pupil relationships
- (primary schools) neglect, children using sexually inappropriate behaviour/possible sexual abuse, domestic abuse, parental mental illness/fabricated illness by proxy, FGM, abusive staff-pupil relationships.
The designated safeguarding lead should undergo updated child protection training every two years.
This course is for people who have previously attended a safeguarding lead face to face training course and who need to update their knowledge and skills.