Designated Lead Person Initial or Induction Training
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This initial two-day Designated Lead Person induction training is highly explorative. It is specifically designed to walk lead persons through their role and focused on building professional confidence as we go.
Through this training we will:
- Immerse you in the wide landscape of the safeguarding, including the child protection world in a way that takes a step by step ‘how to’ approach, whilst encouraging the growth of professional confidence along the way.
- Give you a thorough understanding of Safeguarding, including the fundamental importance of the ‘Early Help’ aspect with focus on the emotional attachment between parent and child.
- Assist you in unpicking possible clues to harm in children, including the dynamic that ‘may’ exist where a member of the school team may have abused their professional position of trust.
- Piece together the inter-related dimensions of safeguarding including professional conduct, whistle-blowing and allegations against practitioners, allowing plenty of time to explore each.
Our Designated Lead Person induction training addresses the full range of designated responsibilities. Training draws upon a multi-agency perspective that fully complies with all legal requirements; including those directed by the Local Safeguarding Children Board to work with statutory agencies and other partners.
This Designated Lead Person for Safeguarding training is London Safeguarding Children Partnership Group 4/5 level.
Our course also draws upon the following Government guidance reports:
- ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (July 2018)’;
- ‘What to Do if You’re Worried a Child is Being Abused’ (March 2015);
- ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education (Department of Education September 2020 report)’;
- Ofsted’s ‘Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings (September 2019);
- and 'Information sharing advice for safeguarding practitioners' (July 2018).
This course is a thorough induction to the Designated Lead Person for Safeguarding role. It helps support the development of professional thinking, the connections to the theoretical framework and most importantly how to enact policy and procedure with real life people.
We place great emphasis to adopting a meaningful understanding of safeguarding in which the philosophy of the legislation and guidance is brought to life and each Designated Lead Person locates them self within their role, both as an individual and for the entire school or Education establishment
NEXT TRAINING EVENT
4th and 5th March 2021
9.30 am until 4 pm both days
Anglo Educational Services, 5 Richbell Place, Holborn, London, WC1N 3LA
One of our training rooms where we’re using chair desks to help maintain social distance.
Two full days of training
£420 + VAT
(including light lunch and refreshments throughout both days)
What we'll explore
- Roles and responsibilities in safeguarding.
- The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
- Partnership working and the critical role of the Local Safeguarding Children Board.
- Key messages from Serious Case Reviews.
- What all staff, volunteers and governors need to know and understand about safeguarding.
- Managing risk and understanding the thresholds for referrals to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), including Children’s Social Care.
- Below the MASH referral threshold, including Early Help Assessments.
- Understanding the barriers to disclosure.
- Information sharing and challenge.
- What all staff need to know about female genital mutilation.
- Playing your part in sensitive assessment that honours race, culture, language, religion, beliefs systems and values whilst maintaining clear focus on safeguarding responsibilities.
- Sexual exploitation.
- Safety on-line for children and staff.
- Recognising the interface between high standards of professional conduct and behaviour and active enactment of the Whistle-blowing Policy in the prevention of allegations against staff.
- Understanding inspection judgements relating to safeguarding.
This training is facilitated by Catherine Rushforth and Dimitrios Kontozisis.
Catherine has been working in Children’s Services for over 35 years, as an Early Years Practitioner and Manager, Social Worker and Family Therapist. Catherine is member of the All Party Working Group – First 1001 Days, has led an esteemed group of experts for the DfE and WAVE Trust in the production of Conception – Age 2 : The Age of Opportunity and is a Champion for warm emotional relationships in children’s lives.
Dimitrios has worked in the primary education sector too and and is widely sought after as a Trainer for STEEP and ATLAS, as well as on a part-time basis for us. He is highly accomplished academically, (BA Hons, MA, MPhil, NPQICL) He brings a deep authenticity to professional training as he works in safeguarding including the very serious levels of child protection as a Designated Lead Person on a very regular basis; simply put 'the man walks his talk'.