Safeguarding Training for schools at Headley Park

Overview of the training course

Schools and colleges need to be able to evidence that all their staff have received safeguarding training and that it is regularly updated.

Safety in learning was developed primarily to address the need for an authoritative training resource for use in schools and colleges by those responsible for safeguarding (a designated senior person [DSP] in England, designated teacher in Northern Ireland and Wales, child protection coordinator in Scotland). It can also be used by local authorities/local safeguarding children boards as part of the training for designated staff.

Universities and higher/further education colleges can also use Safety in learning as part of courses preparing students for teaching or other roles in schools or colleges.

Aim and learning outcomes

The aim and learning outcomes for the two to three hour course are set out below.


To provide the essentials in safeguarding training for adults in education settings (inc. teachers, LSAs, governors, SMSAs and office staff) and covers the schools statutory obligation to train all staff on the essentials of safeguarding.*


Learning outcomes

By the end of the training, participants should be able to:

  • distinguish the terms “safeguarding children” and “child protection”
  • name the categories of child abuse and neglect, and describe them
  • recognise the main indicators of child abuse and neglect
  • respond appropriately to a child about whom there is a concern
  • record information about a concern accurately and factually
  • describe their own safeguarding role and that of the designated senior person/child protection coordinator
  • outline the main stages of the child protection process.

The information in the course is also included in the Handouts booklet that each participant will recieve when they attend the training.

The course is run by staff from Headley Park School and for further details of cost and how to book please contact Pete Hallam at the school.

*This course is not for CP leads who must do the accredited LA interagency training.


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