Safeguarding in schools training

There is a statutory requirement for all school based staff to be trained in basic safeguarding on a regular basis.

In addition a senior member of the school’s leadership team should be trained for the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead responsible for dealing with child protection and safeguarding issues; providing advice and support to other staff; liaising with the local authority and working with other agencies.

There must be another second member of the school staff in a position to make decisions and follow procedures on behalf of the school, or in the absence of the senior Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Courses offered:

How to


Whole school

We deliver safeguarding and child protection training for all members of staff, volunteers and governors in schools, academies and colleges across the whole of Nottinghamshire in order to meet all statutory requirements.

This can be done during staff meetings or as part of an inset day. There is a charge for this training based on the number of staff attending.

By the end of the training session participants should have a raised awareness and understanding of:

  • the concept of safeguarding and promoting welfare
  • personal and organisational responsibility
  • identifying the child at risk and the child in need
  • defining/recognising the categories/indicators of abuse
  • taking action to report concerns.

How to book

To book Whole School Training complete the following form:


Designated Safeguarding Lead (new)

This course is for those new to the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead who will become a nominated person responsible for child protection and safeguarding children and young people in a school or educational establishment.

The cost for new Designated Safeguarding Lead is £90 per person. By the end of the training session participants should have a raised awareness and understanding of:

  • the concept of safeguarding and promoting welfare
  • the legal and statutory duties and required arrangements schools and educational establishments must have in place
  • personal and organisational responsibilities
  • identifying the child at risk and the child in need
  • recording and taking action to report concerns
  • working together with other agencies.

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Designated Safeguarding Lead (refresher)

This course is for those refreshing the training of the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead who is a nominated person responsible for child protection and safeguarding children and young people in a school or educational establishment.

This training needs to be completed every two years.

The cost for Designated Safeguarding Lead refresher training is £90 per person. By the end of the training session participants should have a raised awareness and understanding of:

  • the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead and key areas of responsibility
  • the recent changes in legislation and guidance affecting your work with children and young people
  • managing Allegations Process
  • current issues in safeguarding
  • effective contribution to inter-agency working
  • appraisal of your own safeguarding policies and procedures.

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Managing allegations: training for schools

With recent high profile cases involving the 'abuse of trust' by teachers and others (especially sexual abuse and the misuse of social media) this is a good time to make sure your school or academy is prepared to ensure such incidents are anticipated and dealt with appropriately. This is a key area recognised within the 2015 Working Together to Safeguard Children.

The training costs £25 per place.

Intended for

All Schools including Academies, Colleges and Independent Schools and Alternative Education Providers and Senior Officers in Nottinghamshire to include specifically:

  • Head teachers
  • Chairs of Governing Bodies
  • Senior Education Service Officers.

Led by Steve Martin – an independent consultant who will make sure your school is fully prepared to manage any allegations.

Outcomes

  • enable those with Designated Safeguarding Lead roles within schools, academies, colleges, independent schools and those responsible for education provision to effectively discharge their responsibilities in line with statutory guidance for managing allegations against adult who work with children and young people
  • provide the opportunity for DSLs to maintain a current working knowledge of how this fits within their role and statutory framework of keeping children safe
  • increase familiarity and understanding of the NSCB procedures and PPG in relation to managing allegations against those who work with children
  • understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved in the process, including the role of the LADO
  • increase confidence in response to concerns and allegations about those who work with children or manage the process of dealing with allegations.

If you have any queries regarding this course then please contact us:

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How to book a course

You must use the Eventbrite link to book a designated person training course (we will not accept direct bookings). When you book on a course you will be sent a confirmation e-mail. We ask that applicants hold dates in their diary at the point of application.

Please note: When booking onto courses via Eventbrite it indicates the course is free, this is incorrect and as above a charge of £90 per course will apply. The charges will be made via invoice after the course has run.

Waitlists are now available for all Safeguarding courses on Eventbrite. If the course is full please add your details onto the waitlist, once a space becomes available you will receive an email. You will then have two days to apply for the course, if you do not apply within those two days you will lose your place.

Make sure you have your manager’s approval before booking on a course.

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How to change your booking

Confirmation and cancellation

If you cannot attend please remember to cancel your place to allow others to book.

You will be charged the full fee of £90 for subsistence and course costs if you fail to attend and do not cancel your place via Eventbrite.

To view or change your booking

To view or change your booking in any way (such as cancelling your place) you must set up an Eventbrite account. The email address you use to set up your account must be the same one used when originally booking the course. Make sure your email address is correct or you will not receive any of the course information or notifications.

Changing who is going on a course

If you cannot attend a course and want a colleague to go in your place, you must cancel your booking and your colleague must book their own place.

Further information

For further information and for course administration please contact:

Business Support Team
Workforce Planning and Organisational Development
Trent Bridge House
Fox Road
West Bridgford
Nottingham
NG2 6BJ

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