Key principles in safeguarding and child protection
These sessions are ideal for whole staff groups and enable schools to meet the requirement of annual safeguarding training for all staff. Inclusion of any particular issues can be agreed, and the tailored sessions can be a half day or a twilight. The basic session content is:
- The difference between “child protection” and “safeguarding”
- Categories and prevalence of abuse
- Noticing signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect
- How to respond to disclosure; reporting, recording and referring
- Current issues for concern
- Safer working practices for all staff
- Responsibilities, both nationally and locally
Wider safeguarding topics
Additionally the safeguarding team can provide individual training on the range of topics covered by Keeping Children Safe in Education:
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Child Criminal Exploitation: County Lines; knife crime
- Contextual safeguarding
- Domestic Abuse
- Faith abuse
- So called ‘honour based abuse (including Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage)
- Parental mental health
- Peer on Peer Abuse
- Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment; Upskirting
- Substance misuse
In-house DSL and Safer Recruitment training
We are able to deliver the following centre-based courses for groups of your staff in your own setting.
- Half day DSL update
- One day Safer Recruitment (accredited)
This can be a more cost effective way of training larger groups of key staff, than paying for individual delegate places, and ensures that all your staff hear the same message at the same time. It also enables the sessions to address any specific issues for your school or setting, and for delegates to consider how to implement the learning within your organisation.
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“I asked Sandra Passmore to deliver a session on Safeguarding responsibilities for senior managers to our Board of Directors on October 3rd 2019. The course was really well received by everyone, and what was particularly memorable was the fact that Sandra had obviously done some preparatory reading on our organization in advance. The result of this was that she was able to provide relevant context to some of the points, rather than simply dealing with the theory. I would strongly recommend Sandra for this kind of session in the future.” Nick Loveland, Chief Operating Officer, THSH
“Jo Perrin did an outstanding job of delivering our DSL top up training. For this in-house session, we had a diverse team of staff with very different roles, all to do with safeguarding and Jo ensured that the full team were fully versed in changes, priorities and legalities. The session was engaging and very thorough. It inspired reviews of how we could build in tweaks into our practice and areas for us to have further discussion, with everyone being well informed. Jo was very approachable and knowledgeable and her training was excellent. Thank you!” Jennie Howes, Assistant Headteacher, Moseley School
About the Advisers
Jo Perrin - Adviser, Services For Education
Jo Perrin taught PSHE in schools for over a decade and held the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead and pastoral lead. She currently works as an Education Adviser for Services For Education which allows her to combine her experience in schools with a personal knowledge of childhood trauma as a former foster carer.
In addition, Jo worked as a West Midlands’ Adviser for a national PSHE resource, has delivered a presentation to the Sex Education Forum National Members’ Event and has created a variety of RSE resources as part of her role for Services For Education.
Jo’s advisory experience is not limited to training school staff as she works with non-education based organisations to support them in safeguarding and emotional health and well-being aims and is an affiliated trainer for Mental Health At Work.
Lucie Welch – Adviser, Services For Education
Lucie Welch taught in primary schools for over 13 years, holding the roles of Assistant Head of School, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Designated Teacher for Looked After Children, Attendance Lead as well as many subject lead roles.
Through the role of DSL, Lucie has garnered huge experience and knowledge of safeguarding which she is passionate about sharing with schools both across Birmingham and nationwide. With a strong understanding of policies and procedures, as well as safeguarding in schools at a day-to-day operational level, Lucie can provide bespoke consultancy and training on a host of safeguarding related topics.
Lucie also leads on PSHE and RSE and has a focused interest in children's emotional health and wellbeing, understanding how trauma and adverse childhood experiences can impact children, as well as educating staff and pupils on Sexual Violence, Sexual Harassment and Harmful Sexual Behaviour in schools.
Lucie is also a part of our Health for Life team and helps deliver the Early Career Framework on behalf of the Best Practice Network.
How does pricing work?Because this offer is bespoke, our prices vary to reflect exactly what you and your school need. However, please see the table below for our indicative structure.
|Training Description||Current Pricing|
|Full day (6 hours) bespoke training.||£60 per person with min spend of £1599 (up to 27 people)|
|Half day (3 hours) bespoke training||£30 per person with min spend of £835 (up to 27 people)|
|Short session training (60-90 minute INSET)||£499|
|Daily Rate for Consultancy for Advisers (one to one, or one to two sessions only)||£935|
|½ Daily Rate for Consultancy for Advisers (one to one, or one to two sessions only)||£499|