We provide a range of standard courses covering the most common safeguarding requirements. We can deliver in various ways:
- To a whole team (or teams) within an organisation
- To a group of organisations who combine the teams for cost effectiveness (maximum number 25)
- Attendance at one of our courses that can be purchased on a “per seat” basis
Where courses are delivered to an organisation or group of organisations, we will tailor the course to ensure it is meeting the needs of those who attend. Courses can be tailored in various ways; for example:
- Focus on specific age groups
- Focus on specific safeguarding themes of local importance
- Focus on a specific population/demographic eg adults with learning disabilities, etc.
- Emphasis on engaging attendees, informing them of the issues or deepening and developing existing skills
Many of the standard courses have the option of an update / refresh session that is aimed at staff and volunteers who have previously attended a full course and so only need an update and refresh.
When delivered on your premises to your team, the cost of the courses is £250 for a half day or £500 for a full day plus travel costs for up to 25 people. Larger groups can be accommodated for an additional cost (please call us to discuss). This cost includes all materials, resources, certificates etc. Travel is charged from Loughborough, Leicestershire at 45p per mile travelled (i.e. the return journey).
All courses are fully compliant with:
- National guidance (eg Working together to Safeguard Children 2018 Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018, Teacher Standards Early Years Foundation Stage etc)
- Local Safeguarding Children’s Board procedures
- Leicestershire & Rutland Safeguarding Board competency framework and training standards
Cerificates that reference national guidance and the Leicestershire and Rutland competency framework groups are issued
The standard courses that we offer are:
Basic awareness of Safeguarding children and young people
This course is aimed at those who do not have regular or direct contact with children and young people but come into indirect contact with families or children in their role. For example, administration or reception/greeting staff, premises staff etc.
Essential awareness of safeguarding children and young people
This course is aimed at those who have either regular supervised or any form of unsupervised contact (whether regular or infrequent) with children and young people. This would certainly include practitioners, teachers, mentors or those involved in pastoral / support work with children etc.
Advanced awareness of safeguarding children and young people
This course is aimed at staff or volunteers who are engaged in more complex work with vulnerable or disadvantaged children, young people or families. It would include those who may need to liaise with staff from other organisations (such as health, early help or social care services etc.) in relation to safeguarding issues.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: role and responsibilities
This course is aimed at those who are the nominated safeguarding lead for the organisation; in other words, they are the “go to” person for anyone who has concerns about a child or young person. (Please note; there is also a course for those responsible for governance and this course does not cover that content).
Strategic management of safeguarding children and young people for senior managers or those with a governance role
This course is aimed at organisation leaders, officers, trustees or Designated Officers, who have responsibility for policies, procedures, systems, training etc. for the organisation.
Safe recruitment and ongoing safe management of staff and volunteers
This course is aimed at those who appoint and oversee the work of staff and/or volunteers who are involved in the organisations activities and service delivery
We also deliver on a range of specific safeguarding themes such as:
- Abuse related to faith of belief systems, (eg. forced marriage, honour based violence, breast ironing, witchcraft and demon possession etc.)
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Domestic Abuse
Essential awareness of safeguarding adults
This course is aimed at those who work with vulnerable adults or adults at risk of abuse
Designated person for safeguarding adults: role and responsibilities
This course is aimed at those who are responsible for leading the safeguarding of adults within the organisation
Train the trainer
For larger organisations who wish to deliver training themselves, we offer a “train the trainer” course. This works on the basis of an annual fee that grants permission to deliver our training to your own organisation. Please contact us for more information. Terms and conditions apply.
For more information about these courses, please contact Paul Harrison either by e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 07960 751778