In-House Child Protection & Safeguarding Training

Why train with us?

The benefits of booking Mandy Parry Training to visit your setting for your Child Protection and Safeguarding training are many:

  • Mandy Parry Training is a member of the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board network.
  • 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.

What can we offer you?

All of the Open Courses we have scheduled for this year can be delivered on an in-house basis. Of all the courses we run either in our open programme or in-house (see also Other Commissioned Courses). See below for a series of popular course descriptions:


Safeguarding Basic Awareness Refresher Training (3 hours)

This is a short but effective course that provides a refresher on the key issues of Child Protection and Safeguarding to all members of the children’s workforce who have previously received full Safeguarding Awareness Training.

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 an updated 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 for Beginners (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.

 

Advanced Safeguarding for Designated Safeguarding Leads (7 hours)

This seven-hour course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of those staff members within settings who have greater responsibilities within safeguarding, including those with Designated Safeguarding Lead status. It is designed to enhance statutory the inter-agency Safeguarding training offered by Local Safeguarding Children Boards and Safeguarding partnerships.

Key outcomes

This course will enable participants to:

  • Clarify the role of designated safeguarding leaders, and their statutory responsibilities;
  • Refresh knowledge of key legislation, key national guidance and local procedures and agencies, and recognise the importance of key safeguarding policy and procedures in their setting;
  • Learn how to make an effective child protection and early intervention referral and how to escalate concerns appropriately;
  • Learn about what is likely to happen following a referral to children’s social care and the role the setting will have in the child protection process;
  • Learn how to appropriately manage an allegation made to a staff member;
  • Consider how to support and manage the safeguarding skills of staff and volunteers, including the implementation of a code of conduct, induction and training; and
  • Explore how to best support staff, families and children affected by safeguarding issues.

Developing Effective Supervision for Safeguarding Staff (6 hours)

An extremely useful and insightful six-hour course designed for line managers, supervisors and team leaders, which aims to enable them to confidently manage supervision for staff with safeguarding responsibilities. Based on the supervision model developed in the social care sector, participants will develop a shared understanding of what effective supervision is based on guidance and knowledge of different models of supervision, helping them to construct their own models of good supervision practice suitable for their own workplace.

Participants will also have the opportunity to practice their supervision skills in a safe and supportive setting. Past feedback has indicated that this is an enormously relevant, practical and engaging course for all who attend.

Key outcomes

This course will enable participants to:

  • Develop a shared understanding of what is meant by Effective Supervision, its purpose, benefits and challenges;
  • Recognise the key role of supervision in effective safeguarding practice;
  • Explore different functions, models and styles of supervision;
  • Develop knowledge of the practical elements of Effective Supervision;
  • Practice a range of supervision skills in a variety of different contexts; and
  • Formulate an action plan for the development of supervision in your setting.

Extended Safeguarding – What Else do Professionals Need to Know? (6 hours)

This is an interesting and useful course that aims to extend participants’ knowledge in range of topics related to safeguarding. It is aimed at staff who are predominantly in a pastoral role (teaching and non-teaching), or Designated Safeguarding Leads who are new to role, and who may benefit from an enhanced level of safeguarding training. The course looks at specific safeguarding issues, the key signs and indicators, identifying and monitoring vulnerable children and routes for referral and support, as well as offering delegates the chance to share best practice.

Key outcomes

This course will enable participants to:

  • Understand new approaches to safeguarding, including Contextual Safeguarding and Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Explore new identified risks, including criminal exploitation of children, peer abuse (including supporting children experiencing sexual violence, sexual Harassment and/or displaying harmful sexual behaviours), teenage relationship abuse and children affected by the criminal justice system.
  • Develop strategies on how to support children affected by abuse.
  • Reflect on knowledge of safer code of conduct for professionals.
  • Practice safeguarding skills in a supportive environment.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) & Cultural Abuse: What Every Professional Needs to Know (3.5 hours)

This vital training aims to enable professionals to protect and support children who have been affected by FGM.

Key outcomes

This course will enable participants to:

  • Learn about FGM, and the effects of this procedure on children;
  • Become familiar with the law and the new statutory responsibilities of professionals regarding FGM;
  • Spot the signs or symptoms of children at risk of, or who have suffered from, FGM and be able to report and refer effectively;
  • Effectively manage a disclosure of FGM; and
  • Become aware of local and national FGM support services.

How to Manage a Child’s Disclosure of Abuse (3.5 hours)

This new training was developed in response to requests from the children’s workforce and in partnership with the police. Aimed at Designated Safeguarding Leads and other leaders, it provides practical guidance and advice on managing children’s disclosures of abuse. There will be discussion of high profile information- sharing breaches, current guidance and the role of the professional in helping children make an informed decision about when, why and how to share their experience of trauma by providing some safe boundaries for disclosure.

Key Outcomes:

This course will enable participants to:

  • Become aware of their professional responsibilities and limits regarding disclosure;
  • Effectively manage a child’s disclosure of abuse: what to say, what to ask and how to support the child without causing more harm;
  • Decide on the capacity to consent, and whether to obtain parental consent to share;
  • Appreciate the importance of note taking and record keeping and explore different methods to ensure this is effective; and
  • Learn how to pass on information to the police and other agencies.

Managing Your Single Record Effectively (6 hours)

This practical and informative course was developed to respond to local need. It aims to help participants pro-actively manage, achieve the required ‘detective role’ expectation and maintain an effective and secure Single Central Record for their setting.

Key outcomes

This course will enable participants to:

  • Appreciate the purpose and the importance of a Single Central Record;
  • Learn about the vital components of a Single Central Record with regard to national statutory guidance;
  • Consider different working processes to help maintain an effective Single Central Record;
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to documentation, including the detective role, distraction behaviours, how to spot false records, etc.;
  • Explore common problems with Single Central Records and possible solutions, including lack of engagement with and absence of reporting on the SCR; and
  • Formulate an action plan to ensure your setting is fully compliant and Ofsted ready.

Prevent: Supporting Establishments to Comply with Radicalisation and Extremism Responsibilities (6 hours) 

This practical, engaging and interactive training was designed to help participants understand the new Prevent duties that came into place with the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015. Participants will learn how to protect children and young people from radicalisation and extremism and to support staff to comply with the new duties imposed.

Key outcomes

This course will enable participants to:

  • Understand the duties placed on establishments by the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015;
  • Develop knowledge of extremism in the context of current UK threats;
  • Explore ways promote fundamental British values and to challenge extremism within your setting;
  • Learn how to identify vulnerable and ‘at risk’ children and families and report and refer any concerns;
  • Learn how to demonstrate that the establishment is safe from the threat of extremism and how to meet the new Ofsted Inspection requirements (including policy, procedures and risk assessments); and
  • Explore useful resources.

Safeguarding Train the Trainer (7 hours)

This practical course will enable participants to facilitate safeguarding training sessions and to share skills in relation to the presentation of material and the facilitation of discussions. Developed in response to several requests from managers and leaders of settings, it has been designed to enable them to address directly their own training needs.

Key outcomes

This course will enable participants to:

  • Understand the key statutory drivers for safeguarding training.
  • Describe the various means and methods for the identification of safeguarding training needs.
  • Understand the different theories that influence the adult learning process, including the learning cycle, preferred styles of learning and effective facilitation.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the emotional component of child protection training and identify strategies of managing this at various stages of the training event.
  • Identify and list key learning outcomes for a safeguarding training event.
  • Explore a range of training methods and the suitability of each to reflect training principles.
  • Identify the problems and benefits of co-working.
  • Identify the various methods and levels involved in the evaluation of the effectiveness of training.
  • Reflect on different ways to ensure training continues to be updated.

Please call us to discuss your requirements: 07811 101740.