SAFEGUARDING

Safeguarding

Safeguarding the most vulnerable people in our society is one the most important things we can do. Working with our most vulnerable people in society, means that we are likely to spot the signs of potential abuse. Being able to identify and act on these signs is paramount.

Every one of the 13,050,000 children under the age of 18 in the United Kingdom, should be safe from the risk of significant harm. Sadly, this is not the case for every child.

There are many types of abuse including, but not limited to:

Physical Abuse,
Emotional Abuse,
Sexual Abuse,
Neglect,
Bullying and Cyberbullying,
Online Abuse,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Child Trafficking,
Female Genital Mutilation,
Domestic Abuse,
Financial Abuse,
Institutional Abuse,
Radicalisation.

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility

Child abuse has long-term effects on the child, some children will live with what has happened to them for the rest of their lives and never actually tell anyone what has happened to them. It can affect the child’s schooling, future relationships and some abuse can cause long-term physical complications.

Although all abuse is wrong, there are some types of abuse that people are happier to discuss and can cope with the thought of, there are other types of abuse that people really struggle to discuss due to its very nature. Examples of these types of abuse are, sexual abuse and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). By not talking about abuse, it allows it to continue.

If we do not face head-on all types of abuse, they will continue. Children will continue to be abused if we do not raise the awareness of what they are going through, what to look out for and what to do should you see the signs/symptoms.

4 Main Types of Abuse Statistics:

1 in 14 Children have suffered physical abuse.

1 in 14 children have experienced emotional abuse by a parent/guardian.

1 in 20 children in the UK have been sexually abused.

1 in 10 children have experienced neglect.

Safeguarding

All our courses are taught using our FIRST principles.

Our philosophy revolves around ensuring that you have a fun experience on your course; research has shown that if you learn in a light-hearted way, regardless of subject, the more information that is retained.

No more will you be sat in a training course watching the clock tick round wishing it was home time.

In 2016, worryingly, the NSPCC noted that during 2015 the number of URLs identified by the Internet Watch Foundation containing sexual abuse images of children was up by 118%.

June 2019, saw the release of their annual How Safe Are Our Children report, in which they have highlighted the rise in abuse cases across the UK.

NSPCC Statistics:

In the United Kingdom there are over 13 million children under 18.

The NSPCC estimates there are over 56,700 children identified as needing protection. For each of these, there is another eight children at risk.

Over 1,000 victims of FGM were referred to specialist clinics in the last two years.

23,000 girls under 15 could be at risk of FGM in England and Wales.

1 in 3 children sexually abused by an adult didn’t tell anyone.

Our Safeguarding Courses

QA Level 2 Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People and Adults at Risk (RQF)

Course Aim

Our qualification aim is to benefit learners by making sure that  they are competent to carry out their role and responsibilities, in line with current guidelines, when safeguarding and protecting children, young people and adults at risk.

Description

Did you know that under current guidelines, organisations who work with children, young people and adults at risk have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare?

The QA Level 2 Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People and Adults at Risk (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been designed to provide learners with the valuable skills and knowledge required to competently carry out their roles and responsibilities relating to safeguarding.

This qualification covers all key aspects of safeguarding, such as current guidelines, and legislation, different forms of abuse and responding to disclosure and suspected abuse.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is designed for those who have a responsibility for safeguarding and protecting in environments such as the NHS, education, healthcare, social services and those who work in voluntary/unpaid positions.

Qualification Contact Teaching Hours

5 hours

What’s covered?

  • Understanding safeguarding and protection responsibilities:
    • Current guidelines and legislation,
    • Safe ways of working,
  • Different types of abuse, including:
    • Signs, symptoms and indicators,
    • Why abuse is not recognised,
    • Factors to be considered when abuse is suspected,
  • Procedures for reporting, recording and responding to:
    • Suspected abuse,
    • Disclosure of abuse,
    • Alleged abuse,
  • The Government’s person-centred approach to safeguarding and protection, including:
    • Duty of care,
    • Best practice,
  • Support mechanisms available for staff and others following abuse.

Practical Assessment

There are no practical assessments during this qualification.

Theory Assessment

At the end of this qualification there is a multiple-choice paper for each learner to sit.

Successful completion of the theory assessment is required to successfully complete the qualification.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful learners will receive a Qualsafe Awards certificate, valid for a period of 3 years from the date of successful completion.

The requirement of the qualification is that it is renewed before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Qualsafe Awards

Qualification Cost

Individual cost:
Up to 6 Learners

£65

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£420


Group cost:
Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£555

Minimum age on first day of training

16

Introduction to Safeguarding Children

Course Aim

Our course aim is to enable learners to be confident in their knowledge of what constitutes abuse, and what actions to take if they have concerns about a child or young person’s well-being, including any actions taken by a colleague.

Description

Did you know that under current guidelines, organisations who work with children, have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare?

Our Introduction to Safeguarding Children course has been designed to provide learners with the valuable knowledge required to aid them in carrying out their roles and responsibilities relating to safeguarding.

In just 4 hours this course takes learners through the basics of safeguarding children in their care. It is a useful refresher for all staff on the various types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that these are likely to show. The course also reminds learners of their importance in the process of safeguarding children and how to act should they have concerns or receive a disclosure of abuse.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for those who have a role in safeguarding children in their working life, it is designed to give an understanding of the importance of safeguarding children to help childcare staff to safeguard those in their care.

Qualification Contact Teaching Hours

4 hours

What’s covered?

  • Legal definition of a child,
  • Contact with children,
  • The case of Victoria Climbié,
  • Key legislation covering safeguarding children,
  • Definition of safeguarding terms,
  • Vulnerability of groups of children,
  • Assessment Framework Triangle,
  • Toxic Trio,
  • The different types of abuse,
  • Policies and procedures,
  • Acting on concerns,
  • Who can children turn to,
  • Whistle-blowing,
  • E-safety,
  • Child/Young person-centred approach,
  • Safeguarding thought of the day.

Assessment

There are no formal assessments during this session, although learners are fully observed in their interactions throughout the session.

The ethos of this session is about information and providing employees with the knowledge to raise the alarm should there be cause for concern.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful candidates will receive a The Training Fox certificate valid for 3 years.

It is advised that you renew this course prior to the expiry date on your certificate.

The Training Fox Certificated Course

Qualification Cost

Individual cost:
Up to 6 Learners

£32

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£200


Group cost:
Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£215

Minimum age on first day of training

16

Introduction to Whistle-blowing

Course Aim

Our course aim is to benefit learners with an introduction to whistleblowing, its process and importance in the area of safeguarding.

Description

Did you know that under current guidelines, organisations who work with vulnerable people have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare?

Our Introduction to Whistle-blowing course has been designed to provide learners with the valuable knowledge required to competently whistle-blow on any situation which arises giving learners the genuine concern and need to raise their concern.

Successful learners will leave with a renewed confidence, having had the opportunity to discuss their roles and responsibilities as well as the protections in place for them when raising a concern.

With subjects covered in just 2 hours, this course is an ideal way to introduce staff to the importance and procedures of whistle-blowing.

Who is this course for?

This course is primarily designed for people who work in an early years setting and have a duty to protect children in their care, it can be adapted to benefit anyone who works in a care environment and has a duty of care to safeguard people in their care, including teachers, teaching assistants and those who work in the elderly care sector.

Qualification Contact Teaching Hours

2 hours

What’s covered?

  • What is whistle-blowing?
  • What is a whistle-blower?
  • Legislation covering safeguarding,
  • What is a genuine concern?
  • Whistle-blowing policies,
  • Who is involved in whistle-blowing,
  • Review of whistle-blowing cases,
  • How to make a whistle-blowing concern heard,
  • Benefits of whistle-blowing.

Assessment

There are no formal assessments during this session, although learners are fully observed in their interactions throughout the session.

The ethos of this session is about information and providing employees with the knowledge to raise the alarm should there be cause for concern.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful candidates will receive a The Training Fox certificate valid for 3 years.

It is advised that you renew this course prior to the expiry date on your certificate.

The Training Fox Certificated Course

Qualification Cost

Individual cost:
Up to 6 Learners

£27

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£150


Group cost:
Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£200

Minimum age on first day of training

16

Principles of Safeguarding Young People

Course Aim

This course is designed for those who have a role in safeguarding young people in their work or in voluntary roles, it is designed to give an understanding of the importance of safeguarding children to help them to safeguard those in their care.

Description

Did you know that under current guidelines, organisations who work with young people, have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare?

Our Principles of Safeguarding Young People course has been designed to provide learners with the valuable knowledge required to aid them in carrying out their roles and responsibilities relating to safeguarding.

In just 4 hours this course takes learners through the basics of safeguarding young people they come into contact with. It is useful to look at the various types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that these are likely to show. The course also introduces learners to their importance in the process of safeguarding young people and how to act should they have concerns or receive a disclosure of abuse.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for those who have a role in safeguarding young people in their work or in voluntary roles, it is designed to give an understanding of the importance of safeguarding young people to help them to safeguard those in their care.

Qualification Contact Teaching Hours

4 hours

What’s covered?

  • Legal definition of a child,
  • Contact with children,
  • The case of Victoria Climbié,
  • Key legislation covering safeguarding children,
  • Definition of safeguarding terms,
  • Vulnerability of groups of children,
  • The different types of abuse,
  • Policies and procedures,
  • Acting on concerns,
  • Who can children turn to,
  • Whistle-blowing,
  • The multi-agency approach,
  • Assessment Framework Triangle,
  • Safeguarding thought of the day.

Assessment

There are no formal assessments during this session, although learners are fully observed in their interactions throughout the session.

The ethos of this session is about information and providing employees with the knowledge to raise the alarm should there be cause for concern.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful candidates will receive a The Training Fox certificate valid for 3 years.

It is advised that you renew this course prior to the expiry date on your certificate.

The Training Fox Certificated Course

Qualification Cost

Individual cost:
Up to 6 Learners

£32

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£200


Group cost:
Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£215

Minimum age on first day of training

16

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