Annual Certificate in Safeguarding for Staff (2022-23)

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Annual Certificate in Safeguarding for Staff (2022-23)

Course Duration: 1hr 28m (approx) online training + self-directed learning and activities + final assessment.

New Keeping children safe in education guidance has been published and will become statutory from 1 September 2022.

All staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn. They should undertake safeguarding and child protection training, and receive regular updates, in order to provide them with the relevant skills and knowledge to safeguard children effectively.

Developed by Lorna Ponambalum, independent safeguarding and inclusion consultant, our brand new safeguarding course covers the latest updates from Keeping children safe in education 2022 and has been designed to provide you with the expertise and capability to effectively carry out your role as a member of school staff.

All schools should continue to adhere to the current Keeping children safe in guidance until 1 September 2022.

Please note: This course consists of learning through video, task completion and further reading/research. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives of the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process 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
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children
  • What to do if you are worried a child is being abused

Learning Outcomes

  • Developing up to date knowledge and skills, understanding your statutory safeguarding responsibilities and recognising key pieces of legislation.
  • Identifying and recognising the four main categories of abuse, potential risk factors and understanding the impact they can have on children.
  • Recognising other types of harm children may be exposed to, how children’s behaviour may be affected and what signs to look out for.
  • Understanding how to respond to safeguarding concerns and manage disclosures safely and efficiently.
  • Realising the importance of effective record-keeping and how to share information without potentially putting children at risk of further harm or abuse.

Course Units

Introduction

Developed by Lorna Ponambalum, independent safeguarding and inclusion consultant, our brand new safeguarding course covers the latest updates from Keeping children safe in education 2022 and has been designed to provide you with the expertise and cap...

Module 1: Safeguarding in education

In module 1 you’ll explore why safeguarding is important, and the impact that it plays in supporting children and young people in educational settings

Module 2: Safeguarding legislation and guidance

In module 2 you’ll 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: Recognising child abuse and neglect

Module 3 will discuss the main categories of abuse, what impact they can have on children and explore organisational commitments

Module 4: Understanding other types of harm

Module 4 explores how to recognise other common signs of harm and exploitation and what other types of abuse children may be vulnerable to

Module 5: Responding to 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 run through the seven golden rules of information sharing as defined by DfE safeguarding guidance

Module 7: The safeguarding curriculum and online safety

Module 7 will cover your responsibilities towards teaching children about the challenges and risks they may face as young people and throughout their adult life

Module 8: Reflection

The final module will provide you with an opportunity to reflect on your learning throughout the course

Lorna Ponambalum

About The Expert

Lorna Ponambalum

Senior leader and safeguarding consultant with over 15 years’ experience as a DSL in education.
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