About us

Our Training

Mandy Parry Training produces a range of training that is designed to meet the needs of the children’s workforce. We offer a range of Child Protection and Safeguarding training (via both open courses and in-house delivery) that is increasingly well regarded by settings in Bristol and across the South West.

In addition, our experience makes us well placed to offer a full spectrum of sexual health training, including domestic violence, abortion and supporting parents to talk to their children about sex and relationships. Our broad experience of training within different agencies means that we can also offer settings in such diverse subjects as team building, group facilitation and supervision. We can also plan bespoke training on request.

We pride ourselves on meeting and exceeding the minimum training standards set out by the local Bristol Safeguarding Children Board.

Our Values

We are clear that 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.

Further information is available about Mandy Parry and her Associate Trainers.