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CPD for Teachers

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About this course

Is it time to refresh safeguarding training for your teaching and frontline staff?

Are your school staff aware of current safeguarding requirements, including the revised guidance in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education: DFE September 2018’?

Do all your staff know how to spot signs of abuse, neglect, exploitation, FGM and other safeguarding concerns?

Are you convinced that all staff know how and when to report and refer any concerns about child safety and wellbeing?

Experience has shown us that teachers and frontline school staff are often given too much – and too graphically detailed – information in safeguarding training, focusing on anatomically precise signs of physical or sexual abuse. Such detail is excessive for the majority of school staff, who are more likely to raise safeguarding concerns discovered through disclosures, conversations, changes in behaviours or viewing online interactions.

Unlike the more detailed training we provide for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs), this course is designed to meet the needs of frontline school staff, focusing on what signs to look for, how to report and refer concerns, how to manage conversations about safeguarding and how to keep children safe online.

This robust and informative training offers school leaders the reassurance of meeting all statutory requirements in safeguarding training, while keeping school staff interested and engaged in a positive learning environment. It is delivered in an engaging manner by a trainer who is accredited to Level 3: Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults.

Full Course Content

Course Outcomes:

  • Understand the context, legislation and latest guidance for safeguarding children and young people
  • Know how to recognise signs of abuse, harm and neglect of children and young people
  • Know what to do when you have concerns about children and young people's safety and welfare
  • Know how to protect children and yourself in relation to a safeguarding disclosure or issue
  • Know steps to protect children online, in peer-to-peer bullying and in cases of sexting