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Safeguarding training for everyone who works in a school is statutory and vital to ensure that they understand their responsibilities and know what to do if they have a concern.
Your duty to safeguard pupils is paramount. Child protection should be discussed sensitively and with awareness that it can be 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: Definitions of abuse
Unit 2: Taking action - watching, listening and responding
Unit 3: Reporting, recording and sharing
Unit 4: Serious case reviews
Unit 5: Safe staff
Unit 6: Summary of safeguarding issues