‘Working Together to Safeguarding Children’ 2018 states that ‘Everyone who works with children has a responsibility for keeping them safe. No single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances and, if children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action’.
This is an introductory safeguarding E-Learning course that can form part of staff induction to ensure staff working with children and young people in Kent outside of educational settings have the essential knowledge and skills needed to recognise, report and record child safeguarding concerns. This course will enable staff to recognise and respond to a variety of safeguarding concerns and explores current national and local safeguarding guidance, as well as best practice policy and procedures. It is important that once staff have completed the training, they find out their own organisations specific child protection policies and procedures.
- To assist staff in understanding their responsibilities to safeguard children and young people and contribute to a safe environment.
- To consider what makes a child vulnerable and how to recognise potential abuse or neglect.
- To identify current safeguarding priorities, including Child Exploitation, So-Called Honour Based Abuse and online safety.
- To be confident in responding to child protection concerns and know when and how to make a referral in Kent.
- To consider professional behaviour expectations, on and offline.
This course is available for free for organisations participating in the Reconnect Programme. If your organisation has received Reconnect funding via a locality grant to offer a project to Kent children and young people, don't forget to use your voucher code at the checkout. If you're unsure what the code is please contact the Reconnect team. This code must not be shared with anyone outside your organisation.