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Safeguarding children for Designated Safeguarding Leads and Deputies

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify what the key processes of safer recruitment are

  • Know how to plan your selection process

  • Prevent unsuitable people working with children and young people

  • Understand vetting and barring checks and those which are applicable during recruiting

  • Create a culture of safety within your setting

  • Continually assess the suitability of staff and volunteers

  • Have developed a structure for effective supervision and tools for managing the work, including the use of supervision agreements

  • Explore the role of the role of Designated safeguarding lead

  • Examines the need for on-going awareness and vigilance and how organisations can develop and maintain an environment that deters and prevents abuse and challenges inappropriate behaviour

  • Raise awareness of the challenges, dilemmas and expectations

  • Identify the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people

  • Think about how abusers operate within organisations

  • Begin to review their own and their organisations’ policies and practices in recruitment with a view to making them safer

  • Identify the recent changes to the vetting and barring scheme

  • Identify the factors that can create vulnerabilities for children and for organisations

  • Identify relevant tools and resources to support the development of a safer organisation

  • Apply principles of adult learning to your own supervision practice

  • Practice supervisory skills and evaluate your own performance in order to apply your learning to real life situations

  • Identify the purpose, function and process of supervision with particular reference to safeguarding work

  • Highlight that supervision is a fundamental part of leadership and management at all levels

  • Recognise some of the unhealthy processes in supervision which may result in dangerous practice

  • Understand the accountability of managers/proprietors

  • Explore the importance of confidentiality in supervision

Safeguarding children masterclass – For Designated Safeguarding Leads and Deputies course programme available on request.

Safeguarding children – For Designated Safeguarding Leads and Deputies Friday 16 March 2018
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon, CR0 2TB - £60.00

About the course

This masterclass has been designed in line with the Department of Education’s 'Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016' and will give recruiters the information they need to recruit safely and comply with relevant statutory guidance.

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 masterclass provides opportunities to discuss the importance of safer recruitment in the wider context of safeguarding and promotes safer recruitment practice.

Keeping children safe in education (2016) lays out the responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead. This masterclass will provide designated safeguarding leads with clarity about what the task involves and support in implementing systems that safeguard children.

Safeguarding children must be a fundamental part of your recruitment processes, which regulators (Ofsted) will scrutinise during future inspections. An essential course to compliment recruiters who have completed the e-learning recruitment training. Delegates will receive the information they require to safely comply with relevant statutory safer recruitment guidance. It is suitable for all who are involved in staff selection, recruitment and induction.

Participants will have opportunities to examine how to continually assess the ‘suitability’ of staff, volunteers and students and how to challenge and improve poor, unsafe recruitment processes. All of those involved in working with children should have access to advice and support from peers, managers, or named and designated professionals (Working Together to safeguard children 2015). This course will help you and your front line managers to create and sustain an effective supportive supervisory framework.

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More information

• The course runs from 9.30am - 2.30pm
• Nearest Tram - West Croydon
• Nearest Train - West Croydon
• Buses - 60, 64, 109, 198, 250 & 289
• Parking - Very restricted but there are a few pay and display spaces nearby

For more information please call: 07538 130 617
or email: susan@tailormade-training.co.uk

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