Our Values

Safeguarding and Child Protection Training should:

  • Be quality assured or verified wherever possible.
  • Be relevant to the participants – appropriate for the setting and specific to its locality.
  • Be of a consistently high standard.
  • Be up-to-date, evidence-based, and reviewed and updated regularly.
  • Be linked to the ultimate aim: training the children’s workforce to safeguard children and young people.
  • Have clear aims and learning outcomes agreed with the setting.
  • Have agreed ground rules to ensure that the participants feel safe and supported to learn.
  • Be really engaging in order for the participants to be able to learn.
  • Include a variety of learning styles to be accessible to all the participants.
  • Always give the participants the opportunity to feedback on what they thought and to action plan on what they will do next.
  • Be respectful, non-judgemental and sensitive.
  • Focus on the development of knowledge, skills and values to ensure it is holistic, learner-centred and ultimately useful.
  • Explore inequalities in society and embrace diversity and understand how these issues can affect safeguarding of children.
  • Challenge discrimination and prejudice.

Trainers should be:

  • Be quality assured or verified wherever possible.
  • Experienced, skilled, knowledgeable and passionate about what they do.
  • Receive regular supervision.
  • Clear about professional boundaries.
  • Able to take up opportunities to continue their own professional development to ensure their knowledge and skills are truly up to date.