Safeguarding children for designated safeguarding leads & deputies

Safeguarding children for designated safeguarding leads & deputies

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£45 – £55

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This session is NOT for Schools. It is tailored to voluntary sector organisations.

About this event

Being a designated safeguarding lead is an ever-evolving role that requires you to undertake formal training every 2 years.

Strong, effective leadership in children-centred services is the key driver in improving the quality of safeguarding practices.

In this workshop, learners will be encouraged to:

  • explore the role of the designated safeguarding lead 
  • explore their own management and leadership style and analyse the part they play in creating a safeguarding culture that prioritises children’s wellbeing
  • create safer safeguarding systems
  • understand the legislative framework and regulatory compliance

Safe recruitment and selection processes are essential if settings, organisations and institutions are to attract the best staff and deter and reject those who may pose a risk to children or who are unsuitable to work with them. This course promotes safer recruitment practices and challenges poor and unsafe processes. Participants will have opportunities to examine how to continually assess the ‘suitability’ of their workforce,  and learn how to implement safeguarding audits to evidence performance and identify gaps. 

Learning objectives 

  • Increase awareness of safeguarding risks
  • Develop and maintain a culture that prevents abuse and challenges inappropriate behaviour 
  • Identify the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  •  Begin to review their own and their organisations’ policies and practices in recruitment with a view to making them safer
  • Build safeguarding confidence and competence.

All safeguarding children training courses are interactive and use a variety of training methods eg case studies, group discussions and exercises to enhance the participants learning experience. 

Each delegate will receive a certificate of attendance and a comprehensive hand-out 

This session is NOT for Schools or Early Years Settings, it is tailored to voluntary sector organisations for those from schools and early years setting wishing to attend a similar course go to:

Refunds will not be provided for anyone arriving/logging in late: Delegates who arrive late (face-to-face sessions)/ log in late (online sessions) may not be allowed to join the training/be admitted to the session if they join after the 10-minute welcome and introductions. Delegates may not receive a certificate of attendance if they have missed too much of the content This decision will be at the discretion of the trainer.

Delegates must have cameras on during the entire session

Zoom invitation: Log in details will be emailed to attendees two days prior to the event.

Trainer:  Susan Taylor, Tailormade Training Solutions

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i) Cancellations made up to 7 days prior to the training course (14 days for Safeguarding training) will be refunded 90% of the original cost of the booking. The remaining 10% will be kept by Croydon Voluntary Action as an administration fee. 

ii) Cancellations made within 7 days of the training course (14 days for Safeguarding training) will not be refunded.

iii) If a training course is cancelled by Croydon Voluntary Action, for any reason, a 100% refund will be given to all trainees.

iv) Any offers or deals on Croydon Voluntary Action training courses are subject to change or expiration. In some cases, notice of this will be given but not in all cases. Any changes or updates to terms or conditions will not affect the terms and conditions under which you made your purchase.

v) Any changes made to these terms and conditions may be made without prior notice and at the discretion of Croydon Voluntary Action.

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