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Safeguarding awareness training

This training is the education sector awareness training (formerly called level 1) and is equivalent to group 3 training as defined in Working together 2015.

Learning outcomes

The course:

  • Describes what safeguarding is and the different ways in which children can be harmed.
  • Teaches staff to recognise and describe indicators of child abuse and neglect.
  • Helps staff understand their roles and responsibilities and those of others in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
  • Outlines what to do if you have concerns about a child in line with the provision’s Child Protection Policy.
  • Helps staff understand the need to work with families and other agencies and understand issues of lack of co-operation and non-compliance.
  • Describes areas of working practice that can make children and staff vulnerable.
  • Identifies the procedures for sharing concerns about another adult’s behaviour in line with your provision’s policy (code of conduct, managing allegations and whistleblowing Policy).

Updates and changes


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