Safeguarding in schools and education settings

Overview

We offer a range of services including:

Designated safeguarding leads updates

  • Updates on changes to safeguarding legislation and guidance
  • Information from services that support safeguarding
  • Opportunity to ask questions and learn about good practice from other designated safeguarding leads
  • Three per year

Drop-ins for designated safeguarding leads

  • An opportunity to bring safeguarding scenarios forward for advice or discussion with other safeguarding leads
  • Six per year

Safeguarding awareness training package with train-the-trainer session

  • Safeguarding training ready to be delivered by designated safeguarding leads
  • Includes presentation, training notes, delegate booklet, case studies
  • Updated to include legislation and guidance changes and findings from serious case reviews
  • Train-the-trainer sessions available to new trainers, or those who want a refresher

Safeguarding in schools and education settings self-assessment audit with training

  • An audit tool with built-in action plan allowing you to record and monitor safeguarding
  • Training sessions available if required
  • Ongoing support from virtual college and the safeguarding in schools team
  • Annual notifications of changes to audit due to legislation and delivery amendments
  • This audit is acknowledged by Ofsted as an example of innovative practice

Safeguarding additional training

  • Safeguarding essentials for governors and trustees – to ensure that governors and trustees are aware of their accountability for the strategic overview of safeguarding in a school, delivered twice a year
  • Making sense of the single central record, DBS and other checks – particularly useful for staff who have the day to day management of the SCR. Senior staff and governors may benefit from attending – delivered once a year
  • The role of the designated safeguarding lead – incorporating key safeguarding essentials for new HT's and DSL's who must attend at induction and every two years thereafter. Delivered three times per year

Safeguarding advice and guidance

  • Advice to schools on safeguarding policy and practice via phone or email

We also offer a moderation of a school's safeguarding audit (additional cost). This includes:

  • Review of the school's safeguarding self-assessment audit and supporting evidence
  • School visit to review safeguarding practice
  • Regular virtual drop-in sessions to ask specific questions in a safe supportive environment
  • Final report of findings
Benefits
  • Through research, training and conferences we keep our knowledge updated
  • We help schools to show how safeguarding works within their setting
  • Enable you to demonstrate that you are meeting your statutory responsibilities
  • We provide a network for designated safeguarding leads in the county
Cost
  • £280 for all of the above
  • Safeguarding Audit moderation £450
Feedback
  • Update of changes linked to the Keeping Children Safe in Education document and Primary school training options via the Stay Safe Partnership and NSPCC (Maintained Primary School)
  • The safeguarding update and changes to DFE documentation was very useful (Secondary Academy East Lindsey)
  • The safeguarding updates were a great opportunity to question and discuss current concerns (Primary Maintained)
  • An opportunity to meet professionals responsible for different areas and getting contact details (Nursery and Infant)
  • This has been great for two reasons: Getting up-to-date information and meeting other Safeguarding Leads (Primary Academy)
Contact
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