Consultancy & Coaching

We regularly carry out full Safeguarding audits for local settings and can provide a full consultancy service around Safeguarding policies and guidelines for your setting. See our services outlined below. If you have any queries, or wish to discuss your requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

a.   Safeguarding audits

Audits are always a bespoke and supportive service, carried out in partnership with you and planned in accordance with your specific needs. It is an important tool in ensuring full compliance with Ofsted safeguarding and other requirements.

We can carry out a Basic Safeguarding Audit which will look at your website and policies with the goal of helping you ensure that you meet the statutory requirements with a view to identifying areas for improvement or possible inspection focus areas. A short written report will be supplied.

We can also visit your setting to carry out a Full Safeguarding Audit, which will include website and policy information included in the Basic Safeguarding Audit, plus an examination of safeguarding procedures and the skills, knowledge and confidence of key safeguarding staff and volunteers. A full written report will be supplied.

​​An Enhanced Safeguarding Audit includes a visit from Mandy together with a team of eSafety and Health Safety experts from Delegated Services which can cover the a full examination of following areas of practice: policies, leadership and management, allegations, curriculum, training, safer recruitment, Single Central Record, behaviour, security, interagency working, reporting and recording, outside normal hours provision, online safety and security. A comprehensive written report can be supplied, covering every aspect of safeguarding practice.

b.   Policy review and development

Mandy provides a flexible and high quality consultancy service to develop a wide range of safeguarding policies for you as required. These policies may include: Accidents, Admissions, Appraisals, Anti-bullying, Arrivals and Departures, Behaviour, Code of Conduct (staff), Complaints, Confidentiality, Curriculum, Domestic Violence, e-Safety, Equal Opportunities, Escalation, Communications, Home Visits, Health and Safety (signposts through to merged documentation to address the false boundary between the two), Induction, Intimate Care, Lost Children, Non-mobile Babies, Outings; Outreach, Parent Prospectus, Radicalisation, Recruitment and Selection, Staff Supervision, Teaching and Learning, Training, Transitions, Visitors, Volunteers and Students and Whistleblowing.

c.   Safeguarding subscription service

Mandy can offer a full safeguarding subscription service, which offers full telephone support. If necessary she can attend your site when possible to add additional capacity to support you in dealing with actions and essential communications.

Review meetings can be attended to put into place service improvements following incidents. As an expert in the field of safeguarding for many years, you will be supported in the safe delivery of all aspects of your service delivery, including curriculum, staffing and partnership working with parent/carers. If necessary, you will be signposted to work with other team experts within our partner agency, Delegated Services to ensure that you will have a broad source of support in regard to all your safeguarding needs.

d.   Coaching and Supervision for Designated Safeguarding Leads and their Deputies

As a qualified and experienced coach and fully experienced in effective supervision, Mandy supports the development of Safeguarding skills for safeguarding leaders through regular coaching sessions.

Coaching is fluid, developmental and a person-centred process. The support it can offer will be unique to the particular needs of the individual, but in general terms, safeguarding leaders find the following elements that can take place within the coaching relationship extremely useful:

  • ongoing case management;
  • developing safeguarding leadership skills;
  • strategic planning;
  • self-care

 


Testimonial from James Wetz, Manager, Bristol Steiner School

We engaged Mandy Parry Training to undertake an audit of the School’s safeguarding processes. Mandy was responsive to the school’s needs, providing clear scoping of the work which needed to be undertaken, was flexible in adapting to the School’s requirements. We then commissioned Mandy to write a range of related safeguarding policies for the School. She attended to detail in a rigorous way, and completed the work within the agreed time frame and to budget. Overall the service we got was responsive, analytical, and demonstrated clarity. Our school now has a set of policies that can inform practice which will enable it to be compliant with all safeguarding requirements across all the School’s activities. This was an outstanding result for the budget that was agreed. We would recommend Mandy Parry training without reservation. This is a provider that is responsive, flexible, thorough and professional.’ 

Please Contact us to talk through your requirements.