Our safeguarding course allows professionals to gain the knowledge and skills required to lead in a safeguarding role. The course is delivered and facilitated by experienced professionals and will enable you to develop knowledge and skills in application of the role and responsibilities in regards to promoting good safeguarding practices in the workplace, recognising and responding to abuse, working with other services and sharing information.

Course Breakdown - Part 1

In this classroom-based training course, you’ll learn how to:

  • describe the role and main responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead
  • state your own values regarding child abuse and the impact of these on professional practice
  • describe the key legislation and guidance that determines your organisation’s policy for child safety and welfare
  • decide what steps your organisation needs to take to look after the safety and welfare of the children and young people it comes into contact with
  • identify the barriers that prevent children from reporting abuse
  • know how to respond effectively to a child who does report abuse

Course Breakdown - Part 2

  • understand the barriers that prevent staff from reporting concerns, and how to overcome them
  • make the right decisions about what steps to take when concerns about a child have been raised
  • know what is likely to happen following a referral to children's social care and what role the school or college has in the multi-agency child protection process, including case conferences
  • explain the issues connected to recording and sharing information, including confidentiality
  • show an awareness of the emotional impact of safeguarding children and identify ways in which a safeguarding lead can support staff
  • talk about your organisation’s overarching policy and procedures.