Working Together to Safeguard Children states that all workers need to be competent and confident in carrying out their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
It is a requirement that anyone who works with children and young people has up to date and appropriate safeguarding training to their role. Organisations should also consult their relevant statutory guidance's as to how often their safeguarding training needs to be refreshed. Education settings should refer to the Department of Education statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education.
Early Years and Childcare providers should refer to the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Guidance. All education and childcare settings must have Safeguarding Designated Lead/s. Childminders must take the lead responsibility themselves,
Designated Safeguarding Leads must attend training to ensure they are able to identify, understand and respond appropriately to signs of possible abuse and neglect.
There is a range of Safeguarding training at various levels to meet your needs
Safeguarding Training Levels guidance
Organisations must train all staff to understand their own safeguarding policy and procedures.
Schools and colleges should refer to the Department of Education statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2018). For people working with children under 5 years of age, settings should refer to the EYFS Statutory Framework (2017) a practitioner must be designated to take lead responsibility for safeguarding children in every setting. Childminders must take the lead responsibility themselves. The lead practitioner must attend training to ensure they are able to identify, understand and respond appropriately to signs of possible abuse and neglect.
- Safeguarding Children and Young People (Level 2)
- Safeguarding Children - Refresher
- Designated Safeguarding Lead (Level 3)
- Designated Safeguarding Lead Update
- Child Protection Process (Level 3)
- Child Protection Process Refresher
- Identifying Needs: Early Intervention and Making a Referral (Level 3)
- Identifying Needs: Early Intervention and Making a Referral Refresher
- Adult Mental Health
- Introduction to Child Sexual & Criminal Exploitation
- Introduction to Neglect
- Honour Crimes, FGM and Forced Marriage
- Managing Allegations
- Paediatric First Aid
- Emergency Paediatric First Aid
- Governor Safeguarding
- Health, Hygiene and Safety Awareness DVD/CD-Rom Training Pack
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*The Southampton Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) has reviewed and replaced its Working Together to Safeguard Children (Level 3) training with two separate one day courses:
Child Protection Process (Level 3)
Identifying Needs: Early Intervention and Making a Referral (Level 3)
Each day covers different subjects so you can choose the day that is most suitable for you. You are also very welcome to attend both days, subject to approval from your manager. The new courses have been devised in partnership with In Trac and give the opportunity to learn free of charge (funded by the SSCP) in a multi-agency environment.
For further information regarding Wednesday Weekly Workshop Events and the SSCP's allocation policy please refer to the following link - SSCP Additional Information
- Diversity and Culture Training for Southampton
- Identifying and Engaging with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence and Abuse
- Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA)
- Responding to Domestic Violence and its Impact on Children and Young People within the Family
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