In keeping with the new guidance around safeguarding, we now provide an online training course that covers a wide range of safeguarding risks and child protection aspects.
Updated guidance: Keeping Children Safe in Education
Changes from September 2016
The Department for Education (DfE) has published an updated version of its statutory guidance on safeguarding, Keeping Children Safe in Education, which is in force from 5 September 2016.
It replaces the previous versions, which in turn removed the previous guidance, Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2006.
The guidance is organised into four main parts covering:
- Safeguarding information for all staff
- The management of safeguarding
- Safer recruitment
- Allegations of abuse made against teachers and other staff
Online Safeguarding Course
On completion of this course the learner will:
- Have an awareness of the range of legislation and guidance surrounding safeguarding and the protection of children.
- Be able to define the different types of child abuse.
- Be able to demonstrate an awareness of the range of indicators of abuse and neglect.
- Be able to recognise the vulnerabilities to radicalisation.
- Understand the potential online safety risks.
- Be aware of the effects of personal values and attitudes towards abuse.
- Understand their responsibility to report concerns.
- Be aware of the importance of maintaining a child focus.
- Be able to demonstrate an awareness of the actions to take in the event of suspected abuse
Education establishments should have clear child safeguarding policies and procedures in place in line with those from the Local Safeguarding Children Board. These should clearly define the roles and responsibilities of staff at all levels and the procedures that must be followed, including:
- Safeguarding/child protection policy and procedures for reporting
- Dealing with allegations of abuse, including allegations made against other children
- Procedures for referral to the Disclosure and Barring Service if a person in a regulated activity has been dismissed or removed
- Safe recruitment policies and practices, along with enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks, barred list checks, prohibition checks, references and interview information for all staff, including agency staff and volunteers working with children
- Online safety, detailing how appropriate filters and monitoring systems are in place
- Bullying (including online bullying)
- Staff behaviour policy (code of conduct)
- Radicalisation and extremist behaviour
If you are interested in completing this course, please contact a member of the team at either of our offices:
Newcastle: 0191 212 1111
Durham: 0191 383 7386