Certificate in Reviewing Child Protection and Safeguarding in International Schools

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About The Course

Certificate in Reviewing Child Protection and Safeguarding in International Schools

Child protection and safeguarding policies require regular audits to ensure they are up to date and fit for purpose. They should be subject to scrutiny from leaders and other stakeholders to make sure they are responding to the latest risks to children and reflective of current best practice child protection and safeguarding measures.

Developed by Lorna Ponambalum, an independent safeguarding and inclusion consultant, this Essential CPD course provides you with the practical knowledge and skills necessary to audit, evaluate and enhance your child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures in line with best practice.

Please note: The 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 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

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the challenges associated with safeguarding in international schools and how to develop a robust child protection and safeguarding policy.
  • Identifying the child protection and safeguarding risks posed to children and young people and how to develop a culture of vigilance across the whole school.
  • Recognising how to conduct a thorough evaluation of child protection and safeguarding practice in school and what to look for during an audit or review.
  • Understanding recommended safer recruitment procedures, the importance of developing a clear policy and how to maintain a single central record.
  • Recognising the range of support available for internationals schools and how to develop effective child protection and safeguarding provision in line with best practice.

Course Units

Introduction

Developed by Lorna Ponambalum, an independent safeguarding and inclusion consultant, this Essential CPD course provides you with the practical knowledge and skills necessary to audit, evaluate and enhance your child protection and safeguarding polici...

Module 1: Safeguarding policies and procedures

In this module, you will look at what to include in your safeguarding and child protection policy and other school policies that the safeguarding and child protection policy should be linked to.

Module 2: Creating a culture of vigilance

In Module 2, we’ll discuss the importance of creating a safeguarding culture of vigilance, the features of such a culture and how to create this culture for everyone at your school.

Module 3: Unique challenges facing international schools

This module will address the unique safeguarding challenges facing international schools.

Module 4: Reviews, audits and training

This module will address what should be included in a safeguarding audit and what training is required for international schools.

Module 5: Safer recruitment in international schools

Module 5 will discuss how international schools can ensure safer recruitment, as well as a step-by-step guide to the hiring process.

Module 6: Available support

This module will explore the support available to international schools from external agencies.

Module 7: Ensuring best practice

This module will provide you with a safeguarding checklist to ensure best practice and preserve the wellbeing of all children, young people and staff members in your school.

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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