Child protection: safeguarding children in education

Provider: Cambridge Education
£275.00 + VAT . Group discounts available for in-school or cluster training and can be tailored to your needs. Please call us on +44 (0)1223 463757 for more details.

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Description This one-day, level two training course enables staff to develop awareness and understanding of safeguarding and child protection so they are well equipped to carry out their crucial role in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Ofsted expects all designated child protection staff to receive training every two years. Schools and further education colleges have a statutory duty under S175/S157 Education Act 2002 to ensure they safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Duration One day

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Categories Primary, Secondary, Higher, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Early Years/Foundation, Further education, 14-19, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Management, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Business Manager, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Administration Staff, Catering Staff, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Site staff, Technicians, Other support staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, Cross-curricular Themes, Facilities, Parents and Community, Wider Context, Health and Safety, Education system, Multi-agency Working, Out of school, In school, After-school meetings, Safeguarding, Governor, Child Protection Officer, School closure day, Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Who should attend?

Designated child protection staff and anyone whose work brings them into contact with children, either directly or indirectly, including all teaching staff, non-teaching staff and volunteers wishing to broaden their understanding.

Why attend?

  • Find out how staff can contribute to the safeguarding ethos of the school by
    exploring good practice issues including: managing confidentiality, information-sharing,
    recording, whistle-blowing, professional boundaries and managing professional disagreement.
  • Learn about child protection processes and the legislative duties of all staff from
    the point of concern through to referral and assessment.
Evidence underpinning this approach

"The course was very informative with up-to-date information regarding legislation. Good reading material provided to read through for further reference."

(Lisa Stroud, Vice Principal, The Deanes School)


"The presenter spoke with authority as she has first hand knowledge and experience. Sharing with other schools was good."

(Erine Nisser, St Joseph's Catholic Junior School)


"The course absolutely fulfilled my expectation, even better than last time. Excellent."

(Mike Austins, Headteacher, Norton Road Primary)


“Very practical - group size promoted positive discussion and sharing of ideas and good practice. The training was very good and the trainer adapted the course to our needs.”

(Sarah Vickers, The Eastwood Academy)


“So much was covered, good opportunities for discussion. The course was delivered in an exceptionally, effective manner by a friendly and very knowledgeable trainer.”

(John Davis, Engayne Primary School)

How users/participants can evaluate success The provider has not supplied this information
Follow-up activities and support The provider has not supplied this information

What will it cover?

  • Legislation, guidance and procedures.
  • Understanding of safeguarding roles and responsibilities.
  • Learn what is child abuse and neglect including identification of signs and indicators.
  • Maintain a child focus – listening to children and dealing with disclosures.
  • Risk factors/family history and vulnerabilities.
  • Recording and sharing information.
  • What to do in response to concerns.
  • Making a referral.
  • Conflict resolution and escalating concerns.
  • Thresholds for action and cases studies.
  • Learning the lessons from serious case reviews.
  • The management of allegations against staff.

Note: Everybody working with children, teaching and non-teaching staff including volunteers, must receive basic child protection training once every three years at a minimum. Child protection training courses at level one are also available as an in-school training option.

Associated Files File_icon Child_Protection_course_programme.pdf

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.