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.

Course content

  • 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


Ann is director of The Child Protection and Safeguarding Consultancy. Formerly a NSPCC Education Adviser and national lead Education Adviser for safeguarding disabled children, Ann has extensive experience in supporting children’s services to...

After a career in education and as Head of Child Protection Publishing and Film at the NSPCC, William now works as a freelance specialist editor in the fields of child development, child protection and safeguarding, and other issues affecting...