SAFEGUARDING

There are many safeguarding courses available online to make sure you adopt the essential procedures and policies with the right safeguarding training for your organisation.

At Services For Education, we provide a wide variety of specialist online safeguarding courses to suit all job roles that involve both working directly with children and working in a child-based setting. Our courses cater from whole staff general safeguarding training to focused information and guidance on specific safeguarding issues such as CSE, FGM, safer recruitment or sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Our comprehensive array of safeguarding courses includes centre-based, in-house training sessions, online webinars, online interactive courses, and bespoke consultations.

We have worked alongside many local colleges and schools in the Birmingham area, supporting their safeguarding needs with our online safeguarding subscription. The subscription includes a regularly updated collection of podcasts, webinars and good practice guides, all of which provide clear, concise and up to date guidance in the field of safeguarding. The expertise of our safeguarding team allows us to provide a specialist resource for policy-making and procedures.

To discover more information about online safeguarding courses or Services For Education, contact us here or call us on 0121 366 9950.

“By coming on these courses, you can rest assured that your staff will be trained to their jobs effectively, to do all that they can to keep your children safe from harm.”

Dr Sandra Passmore – Services For Education

Services For Education is providing the safeguarding subscription for all schools. We have worked with colleagues within Birmingham Local Authority and schools to tailor the support.

  • Meet the requirements of training all your staff and governors
  • Meet your own CPD needs
  • Make sure that the safeguarding system within your school or setting is effective and supports the wellbeing of your pupils.

This really is the best way to stay informed and to ensure your school is up to date with all your safeguarding requirements.

Find out more.

SFE Safeguarding Subscription
From £450 a Year 

2021/22
2021/22

Leadership and Management

Safeguarding and Child Protection for Headteachers and Nominated Governors

Multiple Dates
Next: 05/07/2022
£270.00
2021/22

Leadership and Management

Update for Existing DSLs on Safeguarding and Child Protection

Multiple Dates
Next: 17/02/2022
£155.00

‘Due to the nature of the materials the course was very intense, however the presenters were very knowledgeable and took their time to fully explain and answer questions thoroughly.

The course materials were very detailed and concise and I am sure will be invaluable as I start this journey into an area that is completely alien. It was great to go over specific examples and talk through the best way to approach the concerns.’  

Nazreen Malik – Hodge Hill Girls’ School – Birmingham Assistant Head

Services For Education is the preferred provider of education safeguarding training in Birmingham. We currently work with hundreds of schools in the area and offer a wide variety of centre-based and bespoke options. There will be something to suit your school and staff:

  • Our advisers are members of city wide strategic groups including SGIE (safeguarding and education sub group of Birmingham Children’s Safeguarding Partnership), BAFGM (Birmingham against female genital mutilation), BRAG (bullying reduction action group)
  • Our training is linked in to the national and local policy and practice 
  • All DSL training (2 day and update course) gives you the opportunity to hear from key professionals including the Early Help safeguarding team, LADO (local authority designated officer) and Police child protection officer
  • Services For Education have been successfully delivering this course to schools and settings for over 20 years and have a strong history of working with DSLs, Headteachers and Senior staff
  • 98% of Birmingham schools and settings use our training
  • There are a limited number of places on each course to ensure that everyone has a personalised experience and the opportunity to discuss situations within a safe environment
  • Before your course you will receive a link to a podcast to enable you to get the most out of your course and after the course there are further podcasts to listen to, as well as access to additional documents through a secure portal
  • Everyone attending will receive a copy of our 80 page safeguarding handbook and additional handouts 

This podcast is aimed at new Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs), providing a wide range of advice and good practice about the role.

For more podcasts, webinars and online courses covering a range of different topics please visit our Digital Resources page, here.

Services For Education is the preferred provider of education safeguarding training in Birmingham. We currently work with hundreds of schools and offer a wide variety of centre-based and bespoke options. There will be something to suit your school and staff:

  • Our advisers are members of city wide strategic groups including SGIE (safeguarding and education sub group of Birmingham Children’s Safeguarding Partnership), BAFGM (Birmingham against female genital mutilation), BRAG (bullying reduction action group)
  • Our training is linked in to the national and local policy and practice 
  • Services For Education have been successfully delivering this course to schools and settings for over 20 years and have a strong history of working with DSLs, Headteachers and Senior staff
  • 98% of Birmingham schools and settings use our training
  • There are a limited number of places on each course to ensure that everyone has a personalised experience and the opportunity to discuss situations within a safe environment
  • Everyone attending will receive resources and information to enable them to fulfil their role in their school, setting or organisation

We can provide training on Specific Safeguarding Issues from KCSIE:

1.Bullying
2.Child Sexual Exploitation
3.Child Criminal Exploitation: County Lines; knife crime
4.Contextual safeguarding
5.Domestic Abuse
6.Faith abuse
7.So called ‘honour based violence (including Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage)
8.Parental mental health
9.Peer on Peer Abuse
10.Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment; Upskirting
11.Substance misuse

Get in touch with us today if you’d like to discuss bespoke Safeguarding training for your school.

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is an essential requirement to protect children or vulnerable people from harm. Safeguarding for children is a part of a national child protection system. It is a crucial part of the everyday running of schools, childcare settings, colleges, clubs and other provisions that work with children and vulnerable adults. This system has a structure of legislation, guidance and practice to monitor children at risk of harm, protect those children and prevent any further abuse.

Safeguarding for children ensures:

  • We protect children from abuse and neglect
  • We stop any harm to children’s health and development
  • We provide a safe and comfortable environment for children to develop
  • We promote the welfare and wellbeing of all children no matter their age, race, gender, sexual orientation and religious beliefs

Any organisation responsible for the safeguarding of children must establish official policies and procedures. These policies and procedures must then meet all the safeguarding requirements.

There are six principles to safeguarding incorporated in the Care Act of 2014:

  • Accountability
  • Empowerment
  • Partnership
  • Prevention
  • Proportionality
  • Protection
Who is Responsible for the Safeguarding of Children?

Any organisation that takes on the duty of care for children is responsible for providing essential safeguarding. This includes comprehensive and private schools, colleges, academies and even businesses.

Any institution or individual working with children has a responsibility to keep them safe. Therefore, anyone working with children must know how to recognise and report concerns of:

  • Mental, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse
  • Neglect, abandonment, malnourishment, poor hygiene
  • Trafficking or exploitation

All organisations must ensure all staff members and volunteers are adequately trained to recognise these issues or any other issue that might bring harm or restrict a child’s development. Safeguarding should be clearly and prominently embedded into the culture of an organisation. Its importance must be valued by all staff members, whether they are directly child-facing or not. All organisations must:

  • Establish complete policies and procedures
  • Be familiar with both National and Local guidance and documentation regarding safeguarding and child protection.
  • Ensure all staff or volunteers are fully competent in how to recognise and report concerns
  • Provide teaching resources to educate and promote child welfare, both taught explicitly and interwoven through all areas taught
  • Be competent authority figures and respond to concerns and work collaboratively with other institutions and agencies

The Department for Education (DFE) 2018 ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ offers statutory guidance for child protection and drives emphasis upon the point that the safeguarding of children is everyone’s responsibility. A ‘Safeguarding’ mobile app from the NHS has also been introduced to keep professionals, carers, and citizens up to date on the latest safeguarding legislation and guidance.

SAFEGUARDING COURSES

2021/22
2021/22

Leadership and Management

Update for Existing DSLs on Safeguarding and Child Protection

Multiple Dates
Next: 17/02/2022
£155.00
2021/22

Leadership and Management

Safeguarding and Child Protection for Headteachers and Nominated Governors

Multiple Dates
Next: 05/07/2022
£270.00
2021/22

Leadership and Management

Safer Recruitment

Multiple Dates
Next: 18/02/2022
£270.00
2021/22
From: £450.00 / year
CPD Certified

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Dealing with Loss and Bereavement

£25.00
CPD Certified

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