Child Protection and Safeguarding Training for settings

Why train with us?

The benefits of booking Mandy Parry Training for your Child Protection and Safeguarding training are many.

Mandy Parry Training has been Verified (quality assured) by Bristol Safeguarding Children Board.

We can usually deliver within your timescale, so you won’t be waiting months.

We can work unsociable hours, including evenings and weekends, and in a variety of different formats that suit your needs.

We can shape the content of the training to suit your exact requirements.

Our training benefits from an extensive knowledge of Safeguarding practice in a variety of different agencies and age groups, including early years, secondary schools and diverse voluntary organisations. Our training is embedded in our practical work with children and families and we excel at making controversial information accessible and clear to a variety of audiences.

The training is current, engaging and covers all the essential aspects of Safeguarding. It is also extremely cost effective as we will consider working with as many participants as your largest space can accommodate. Just think how much it would cost to train each member of staff individually!

More importantly, you will know that each staff member will be truly up to date with their statutory training requirements and that the children in your setting will be safer as a result – which is always the hallmark of effective Safeguarding Training.

A copy of all our of open courses scheduled for 2017-18 will be posted here shortly.


Child Protection and Safeguarding Training Course Content

Safeguarding Basic Awareness (3 hours)

This is a short but effective course that introduces the key issues of Child Protection and Safeguarding to all members of the children’s workforce.

The main aim of the training will be to define child abuse and to recognise its signs and symptoms. Participants will learn how to respond to direct disclosure and briefly what to do if they suspect a child is being abused.

Aims:

To provide a working knowledge around Child Protection and Safeguarding issues.

To act as a foundation and a springboard for further learning about the complexity of these issues.

Key outcomes:

This course will enable participants to:

Explore thresholds for intervention.

Define Child Protection and Safeguarding and what is meant by abuse.

Understand the current legal framework, national guidance, local procedures.

Explore values

Define and explore the signs and symptoms of the four main categories of abuse.

Gain awareness of appropriate responses to children’s disclosure of abuse.

Learn correct recording procedures.

Understand the importance of reporting.

Outline the referral process.

Appreciate the value of working in partnership with parents.


Safeguarding Basic Awareness (6 hours)

An essential course which aims to provide participants with a working knowledge around Child Protection and Safeguarding issues and to act as a foundation and a springboard for further learning about the complexity of these issues.

The course will also offer an insight into how Child Protection fits into the broader context of Safeguarding Children. This course will help participants develop an understanding of signs and symptoms of child about to enable them to be truly confident to report their concerns. It will also help participants to consider the kind of responses they might have to a disclosure of child abuse in order to develop best practice. The course will ensure participants have a basic grounding in the law, and in the national and local guidance, policies and procedures surrounding Child Protection and Safeguarding. Participants will be exploring how their own values can affect how we approach Child Protection, including how we can work in partnership with parents, allowing for much discussion and analysis throughout the day. Understanding will be checked and developed through individual exercises, groupwork and role play.

This course is regularly reviewed in the light of recently published Serious Case Reviews and has received outstanding feedback over the years. Mandy Parry Training seeks to make the issue of Child Protection truly accessible to all members of the children’s workforce so that it is a really priority to all professionals who work with children and families.

Key outcomes:

This course will enable participants to:

Explore thresholds for intervention.

Define Child Protection and Safeguarding and what is meant by abuse.

Understand the current legal framework, national guidance, local procedures.

Explore values.

Define and explore the signs and symptoms of the four main categories of abuse.

Gain awareness of appropriate responses to children’s disclosure of abuse.

Learn correct recording procedures.

Understand the importance of reporting.

Outline the referral process.

To appreciate the value of working in partnership with parents.

Child Protection and Safeguarding training can also be a good opportunity to share the setting’s policies. Send us your policy before the training and I will refer to it throughout my session.


Bespoke Child Protection and Safeguarding Training

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding training can be adapted to suit the needs of each individual setting. These are some subjects which settings have asked me to develop especially for their settings:

Safeguarding – a local perspective

Child Protection and diversity and equalities issues

Child Protection and Child Sexual Exploitation

New risks in Child Protection (cyber bullying, eSafety, Pornography and CSE)

Child Protection and disabled children

Child Protection and effective reporting

Call Mandy Parry Training on 07811 101740 to discuss your training needs – we will be pleased to help.