Stepping Up and Getting Clear: Safeguarding Children and their Families for Designated Lead Persons


Stepping Up and Getting Clear

Safeguarding Children and their Families for Designated Lead Persons

All of the legislation, guidance and professional associations’ narrative refers to the responsibilities of each service providing for children and their families to have a Designated Lead Person for Safeguarding.

– So what does this mean, and who is it referring to?

– Are you aware of this duty, but found yourself challenged as to where to locate high quality but relevant and local course?

Well, if you have been looking, then this course could be for you!

This course has been designed as a comprehensive approach to addressing the Designated Lead Person role; towards children and their families; towards their full Practitioner Team and in working effectively as a part of a multi-disciplinary web of services.

If you are a Manager of an Early Years Setting, School, Voluntary Sector Organisation, Faith Setting, Specialist Sports, Arts or Music Service for Children and their Families or even a part of mainstream health, youth or police services, then this course may be for you.

What we'll cover...

  • Gain a very clear understanding of Safeguarding in a practical, down to earth way.
  • Establish why it is essential to ‘Own’ this vital role with confidence, for yourself, your professional team and all the children and families you serve.
  • Grasp both the fundamental principles of Safeguarding and its deep complexities.
  • Be able to piece together your obligations around the provision of ‘Early Help’, targeted intervention as a part of a ‘Team Around the Child/Family’ and Child Protection.
  • Conduct an audit of your setting’s current Safeguarding arrangements and identify what may need to be put in place, refreshed and/or updated.
  • Clarify the five key areas of Safeguarding Policy and Procedure that you must have in place.
  • Become inspired by the opportunity to truly serve the children and families with whom you work, to your greatest capacity.

Next date to be arranged soon.
from 9.30am to 4pm 
12 places available

Venue: to be arranged

Cost: to be confirmed

The training is led by Catherine Rushforth.