Safeguarding Training Courses

Basic & Advanced Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk:

We have designed our succinct Safeguarding courses to reflect the time constraints of busy professionals, focusing on the most important issues and essential aspects of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. We incorporate many scenarios, some based on our real life experiences, seeking to highlight the different types of abuse, how to identify relevant signs and a practical guide on “what to do” in these circumstances. Our advanced course outlines the role and responsibilities of designated leads and managers, incorporating the need for preventative measures such as safe recruitment and what to expect when working strategically with members of other agencies.

Our safeguarding courses are very flexible and can be adapted to meet the specific needs of staff and managers in schools, playgroups, nurseries, theatre groups, dental surgeries, GP practices, hospitals, businesses, charities and voluntary sector organisations. Our aim is to provide our clients with high levels of knowledge and the practical tools to deal proficiently with safeguarding incidents, in addition to meeting the requirements of regulatory bodies such as the CQC and Ofsted.

*Safeguarding children and adults at risk training can be delivered separately or as a single unit – entirely subject to the client’s requirements.

*Advanced courses can be delivered at reduced cost to appropriate staff immediately following basic training. Please contact us for a personalised quote.

Safeguarding Training Course

Basic Safeguarding Children Course (Formerly Level 1 & 2)

  • Assessing risk of harm
  • Importance of early intervention
  • Meaning of common safeguarding terms
  • Legal Definitions
  • Multi-agency responsibilities
  • Duties to respond to safeguarding concerns
  • Immediate action in response to a safeguarding concern
  • Recording information correctly
  • Initial child protection referral process
  • Confidentiality and information sharing
  • Barriers to taking decisive action
  • Dispelling misconceptions
  • Other specific safeguarding issues relevant to your profession/role.

Basic Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults Course (Formerly Level 1 & 2)

See content above for Basic Safeguarding Children course

Additional content below relating to adults at risk-

  • Legal definition of a vulnerable adult
  • Vulnerability considerations
  • Relevant extracts – Care Act 2014
  • Abuse specific to adults at risk
  • Relevant extracts – Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Key principles
  • Assessing capacity
  • Office of Public Guardian and legal considerations
  • Other specific safeguarding issues relevant to DSL/managers
  • DoLS

Advanced Safeguarding Children/Adults at Risk Course (Formerly Level 3)

Aimed at designated lead professionals and managers who have responsibility as decision makers.

  • Role and responsibilities of designated safeguarding lead (DSL)
  • Referral actions of DSL
  • Appropriate involvement of parent/carer
  • Significant harm and different multi-agency responses to referrals
  • Post-referral process
  • Legal expectations
  • Safe recruitment
  • Concerns/allegations against members of staff
  • Other specific safeguarding issues relevant to DSL/managers

Basic Safeguarding Children/Adults at Risk Refresher Course

For professionals who have received safeguarding training to basic level within the last three years.

Practical safeguarding issues and outcomes from previous learning are reviewed in the context of the topics covered in our Basic Safeguarding Children/Adults courses shown above.