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Please find below details of all our training courses.

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Safeguarding Supervision

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This 12-hour course helps structure and approach supervision using an established supervision model to empower staff and focus on the experience and progress of young people. Designed by highly experienced senior managers, the course addresses key dilemmas in balancing the needs of the organisation, the employee and the young people to create a different kind of conversation which both supervisees and supervisors find effective.

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Dates:

  • 13:00-15:00 on the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th November, and the 7th December 2021

Learning outcomes

Supervisors will:

  • understand the principles behind supervision models
  • recognise and apply reflective supervision
  • undertake dynamic risk assessment during supervision
  • create clear, focused and reviewable plans and actions

Price:

  • £249+VAT (£199+VAT for members)

Safeguarding Governor Training

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The role of the Safeguarding Governor has always held the key responsibilities of support for the DSL , independent review , challenge and timely reporting to governing bodies and Trustees in ensuring children in education are kept safe from harm.

In recent months, this role has expanded to include not only the immediate impact of the pandemic for children , young people and the whole school community but the ongoing impact in terms of learning , progress , safeguarding and vulnerability.

This 8 hour course will seek to support you in the role as well as its’ new dynamic.

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Dates:

  • 16.30-18.30 on the 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Oct

Learning outcomes

With Keeping Children Safe in Education at its’ heart we will:

  • review the role and expectations of the Safeguarding Governor within the context of KCSiE
  • explore the role within the context of the governance guidance / responsibilities, statutory guidance and its’ contribution to the wider governance elements of the inspection framework.
  • explore the practicalities of gathering, reviewing, reporting and reflecting on the evidence you gather within the context of an effective working relationship with the Head Teacher, DSL, safeguarding team and school community.
  • apply the principles and practice with reflection and examples / case studies.

By the end of the programme you should have a mini CPD portfolio of resources which will support your role going forward.

Price:

  • £249+VAT (£199+VAT for members)

Safer Recruitment Training

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This Safer Recruitment Consortium accredited course covers the statutory requirements placed on schools and colleges to use safer recruitment techniques as set out in Keeping children safe in education (DfE 2021) part 3.

Schools and colleges covered by the School Staffing Regulations 2009 must ensure that at least one member of every recruitment panel has undertaken Safer Recruitment training; independent schools and academies are not required to have a trained member of every panel but must be able to evidence that they are complying with KCSIE part 3.

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Dates:

  • 4th & 5th October 2021 – 13:00-16:15

Learning outcomes

Attendees will understand:

  • Safer recruitment and the wider context of safeguarding
  • Prevalence of abuse and profile of abusers
  • How abusers operate within organisations
  • Features of a safer recruitment process
  • Planning a safer recruitment process
  • Making the right decisions: interview and selection
  • Setting acceptable standards of behaviour
  • Maintaining an ongoing culture of vigilance

Price:

  • £160+VAT (£120+VAT for members)

R U Really Ready?

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This pioneering intervention, developed by Jo Adams, that supports healthy relationships and healthy choices, giving young people the skills and confidence to know when they are ‘really ready’. We know levels of regret and non-use of contraception are considerably higher among young people who begin having sex before the age of 16 and this course aims to help young people make safer choices that are right for them.

This two day course is relevant for anyone offering support, services, education and advice to young people, including where professionals may have to discuss sex and relationships with young people, and this particular course will also cover children in schools, colleges and homes.

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Dates:

  • 29th, 30th November 2021 – 09.30-16.00

Learning outcomes

The training:

  • Provides participants with a toolbox of activities to use with young people in one-on-one and group settings
  • Examines the causes and effects of early sex and current research findings
  • Enables participants to talk to young people about relationships, sex and readiness with greater ease and confidence
  • Helps participants gain skills to hand on to young people in how to say ‘no’ and resist pressure

Price:

  • £249+VAT (£199+VAT for members)

Consent

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A meaningful exploration into the world of consent. Created in response to both the widespread reports from young people that their choices and boundaries are being compromised, and from their requests to be supported and empowered in this field. The work is based on a belief in our innate ability to care for and respect both our own bodies and wellbeing, and of those around us, and how the two are interlinked. The trainers have worked in consultation with a broad range of young people to develop engaging and practical materials. Through playful and sensitive activities, and space for much-needed conversation, participants will learn how to support and navigate healthy, empowering relationships and challenge systemic cultural messages. This is intuitive and body based training; getting to grips with consent from the inside out.

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Dates:

  • 15th November 2021 – 09.00-16.00

Learning outcomes

During the training, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • explore attitudes and values around consent
  • think about what consent means
  • understand continual consent
  • think about power dynamics and how they influence our ability to consent
  • practice listening to and trusting our bodies to help make healthy decisions
  • learn some practical tools and activities to share with young people

Price:

  • £125+VAT (£99+VAT for members)

DSL Induction Year

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The Designated Safeguarding Lead is a pivotal senior leadership role in the school. Year by year the Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance has added responsibilities, together with a requirement school leaders consider how the role is supported and resourced. For those new to role, even those who have previously held Deputy DSL roles, the experience can be daunting.

Safeguarding Network avoid offering DSL training, believing this is best attended with your local Safeguarding Children Partnership wherever possible. We advise against the selection of video based training courses that are springing up: this is a complex role requiring a depth of understanding and strong interpersonal skills around disclosure, challenge and shared decision-making. Even after a two or even three day training programme there is a lot to learn. The DSL Induction Year provides on-going support to DSLs through their first year of practice. It includes:

Dates:

  • TBD

 

  • half termly 1 hour training session, deepening knowledge on a range of DSL skills and providing contextual guidance particularly in the changing circumstances of the pandemic
  • half hour open surgery following the training session where DSLs will have access to professional advice and peer support in addressing the challenges they’re facing
  • 10% discount on external Safeguarding Supervision support (effectively offering the course for free to existing supervision customers)

Price:

  • £149+VAT (£99+VAT for members)

Harmful Sexual Behaviour

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Research suggests that 25 per cent of all cases of child sexual abuse in the family involve a perpetrator under the age of 18. Research also shows that 82.7% of child victims who were abused by a peer didn’t tell anyone about the abuse. Professionals and carers must ensure they have the knowledge to see the signs and take appropriate action.

Core content includes differentiating between age expected and harmful sexual behaviours, exploring pathways to harmful sexual behaviours, ‘sexting’, peer abuse and abuse within the family.

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Dates:

  • 10th, 11th November 2021 – 10.00-13.00

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is a child protection charity. For over 25 years, we have used our wealth of child sexual abuse knowledge – including our understanding of abuser behaviour and prevention theory and practice – to deliver targeted evidence-based interventions that keep children safe.

Our expert team of ex-child protection police officers, former probation officers, social workers, health and education staff, and psychologists and counsellors, means that under one roof we have skills and knowledge from a wide range of disciplines.

Price:

  • £249+VAT (£199+VAT for members)

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