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Note that this course is currently being updated in line with the revised DfE 'Keeping children safe in education 2021' (KCSIE) guidance.
School safeguarding training is statutory and vital to ensuring that children remain safe in school. The government’s guidance on safeguarding states that ‘all staff should receive appropriate safeguarding and child protection training which is regularly updated."
Your duty to safeguard pupils is paramount. However, child protection must be discussed with great sensitivity as it is a very emotional topic.
Aims and outcomes
- Understand more about the role of your school in safeguarding children.
- Clarify your own professional safeguarding responsibilities, and those of others.
- Describe the types of abuse and their key indicators.
- Know how to respond to suspicions or disclosures of abuse, including concerns about the conduct of adults within the school.
- Explain how sensitive information should be recorded and shared, and with whom.
Have up-to-date copies of your school’s safeguarding policies, staff behaviour policy, reporting procedures and welfare concerns record form.
Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2: Definitions and indicators of abuse
Unit 3: Taking action – watching, listening, responding
Unit 4: Reporting, recording and sharing
Unit 5: Serious case reviews
Unit 6: Safe staff
Unit 7: Summary