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Safeguarding Training and Services

Safeguarding Training and Services

Please see below for details of:

For queries regarding safeguarding training or other services, please contact the Education Safeguarding Service.

Core Training

Our core training offer for schools and early years settings is available to book via CPD online.

Please note our current training programme is subject to government restrictions in response to the Covid-19.

This CPD certificated course for new Designated Safeguarding Leads (one bespoke to early years and another for schools/colleges) will enable delegates to:

  • understand the key safeguarding responsibilities and requirements for their setting 
  • explore relevant national legislation and guidance pertaining to safeguarding children
  • recognise indicators of abuse and neglect (including current safeguarding priorities) with the children they work with and know what action they need to take
  • identify and create a 'safe culture' within their setting 
  • understand Kent's specific safeguarding children procedures, including the consultation and Integrated Front Door process
  • be prepared for multi-agency working 

The courses use a variety of scenarios and discussions to help delegates put learning into practice and is delivered by experienced trainers who have a sound knowledge of social work and education practice.

Note: Due to Covid-19, this course is currently being offered as an online course via Zoom for 2020-21 and can be booked via the CPD website.

The course is refresher training for experienced Designated Safeguarding Leads in Schools/Colleges and Early Years Settings who have already completed DSL training in the last two years.

This course will enable existing DSLs and deputy DSLs to:

  • revisit and update their knowledge of national legislation and guidance pertaining to safeguarding children
  • explore Kent’s specific safeguarding children procedures, including the consultation and Integrated Front Door process
  • reflect, analyse and improve the safeguarding practice within their setting

These courses explore the specific procedures and support available in Kent.  DSLs outside of Kent can access this course, however, will need to undertake independent research to ensure they understand their own local guidance and processes.

Note: Due to Covid-19, this course is currently being offered as an E-learning Course for 2020-21.

Interim Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher

Interim Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher for Medway

Interim Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher

  • This training course for existing Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools/college will enable delegates to:
    • explore key statutory requirements and best practice in relation to online safety, identified in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, the Ofsted Inspection Framework and other relevant local and national guidance.
    • develop an understanding of current online safety concerns including cyberbullying, grooming for radicalisation and exploitation and nude/semi-nude image sharing.
    • respond to and manage specific concerns by exploring child protection levels and referrals within the context of online safeguarding.
    • explore factors which could increase vulnerability online, including children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
    • understand the importance of professional behaviour online and its potential implications for staff.
    • explore a range of online safety engagement and education approaches for a variety of audiences.

Note: Due to Covid-19, this course is currently being offered as an online course via Zoom for 2020-21 and can be booked via our CPD website.

This 2 hour session focuses on the specific strategic safeguarding responsibilities for school governors as outlined in national guidance. This training can be booked centrally via governor hub.

Note: Due to Covid-19, this course is currently being offered as an online course via Zoom for 2020-21.

Bespoke training for Governors can be commissioned directly via the Education Safeguarding Service.

Note: Due to Covid-19 this course is currently postponed.

  • Please note an eLearning course is currently available in response to Covid-19 restrictions for 2020-21

Bespoke Training

Bespoke staff training is available for Early Years, Schools and Colleges. Please contact the service to discuss bespoke training requests.

  • Two-hour basic awareness training suitable for all members of staff
  • Provides an overview of staff’s responsibilities and the current priorities, developing their ability to recognise and respond to a range of safeguarding concerns and contribute to a safe culture.
  • Two-hour basic awareness training suitable for all members of staff
  • Aims to raise awareness of the risks posed by the internet and technology, implications for staff use and conduct, and signposting to support, guidance and educational resources.
  • Whole day face-to-face training for select group of pupils
  • Currently only available to schools in collaboration with others (4-6 schools required)
  • Includes one safeguarding lead and one ambassador (pupil) activity pack per school.

Reviews and Other Services

Reviews and other services are available for Early Years, Schools and Colleges. Please contact the service to discuss your needs.

  • Includes a visit from Area Education Safeguarding Advisor and a written report providing an eight-point plan evaluation and action plan.
  • Includes a visit from Area Education Safeguarding Advisor to review self-evaluation tool.
  • Includes a visit from Area Education Safeguarding Advisor, investigation, report and an action plan.

Includes half-termly monitoring visits and written report of strengths of care provision and areas for development.

This resource is to support DSLs in schools provide staff training themselves whilst following national guidance and local Kent processes.