Course Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes (maximum)
All staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn. They should receive appropriate safeguarding and child protection training, and regular updates, in order to provide them with the relevant skills and knowledge to safeguard children effectively.
This Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand your statutory safeguarding requirements as a member of school staff.
Split into bite-sized modules, the training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and most time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high-quality remote video CPD format which is accessible on any device, any time, anywhere.
Developed by Lorna Ponambalum, safeguarding expert and senior leadership education professional, the course is split into seven modules. The course consists of learning through video modules, completion of tasks, further reading and viewing external resources. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives from the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process and complete all relevant activities to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own setting.
Designed in line with the following policies
- Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021
- Working Together to Safeguard Children
- The Children Act 1989 and 2004
- The Education Act 2011
- The Childcare Act 2006
- What to do if you are worried a child is being abused
- Understanding your statutory safeguarding responsibilities and recognising the key legislation and guidance.
- Developing an awareness of children’s rights and appreciating the difference between safeguarding and child protection.
- Recognising different types of harm and abuse, potential risk factors and understanding the impact they can have on children.
- Understanding how to respond to safeguarding concerns and recognising the seven golden rules of sharing information.
- Understanding your statutory duties in relation safeguarding remote learners and maintaining online safety.
Module 1: Why is safeguarding children important?
In module 1 you will learn what safeguarding is, why it is so important in schools and understand how it works hand in hand with child protection.
Module 2: Safeguarding legislation and guidance
In module 2 you will learn about the key UK legislation and guidance that underpins safeguarding in schools and examine the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Module 3: Categories of child abuse and neglect
Module 3 will discuss the four main categories of abuse, what impact they can have on children and how to recognise the potential signs if a child is suffering.
Module 4: Understanding the toxic trio and other types of harm
Module 4 will provide you with an understanding of the ‘toxic trio’, explore other common forms of child abuse and consider the long term impact on mental health and wellbeing.
Module 5: Recognition, response and managing disclosures
In module 5 you will learn the key steps to take when responding to a disclosure, the importance of managing preconceptions and how to ensure you accurately record and report information.
Module 6: Information sharing and record keeping
Module 6 will explore the importance of record keeping and consider the seven golden rules of information sharing as defined by DfE safeguarding guidance.
Module 7: Remote safeguarding
In module 7 you will learn about your responsibilities towards safeguarding remote learners in line with DfE requirements and potential concerns associated with COVID-19.