Who is the training for?

Leaders, managers and those with strategic responsibilities who can play a role in structuring and creating a safe professional environment for their organisations.

Why is it useful?

Safeguarding and protecting people from harm should be a priority for all organisations. Our specialist training is tailored to the challenges, opportunities and changing landscape of safeguarding practice in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

“I messaged my DSL halfway through the training to say how we needed to get this information across to our kids and our staff. I have learnt so much!! Thank you!”

HEAD TEACHER

“Multi-agency discussions of scenarios were really interesting – there’s still a lot of misunderstandings amongst professionals. It was useful to dispel some myths.”

SAFEGUARDING PARTNERSHIP MANAGER

“The training was fantastic. It is one of the best training sessions that I have attended. It was very informative and relates directly to my area of work.”

SOCIAL WORKER

“I liked the way you integrated case studies and procedures from our local area. You also signposted us to local support so we know where to go for relevant information.”

HEALTH VISITOR

“The takeaways were the most valuable, particularly tips on how to speak to a young person about online harms.”

SAFEGUARDING CO-ORDINATOR MASH TEAM

“Best course I’ve been on for a long time… the chance to ask challenging questions and learn from your experience was unmatched in any other training I’ve attended.”

HEAD TEACHER

Courses can be accessed virtually via Zoom , through our iAcademy platform (coming soon) and via face-to-face training (currently on hold until 2021) . For group bookings or to discuss a training session bespoke to you, please contact us on +44 (0) 28 90 232 060 or through the booking form below.

Addiction in a Digital World
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Duration: 45 minutes
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Understand the addictive nature of technology and how gaming and social media platforms are designed to keep us hooked.

Explore the impact of gaming, social media and screen time on young people and learn how to create healthy boundaries.

An Introduction to Appropriate Use of Social Media
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Duration: 45 minutes
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Learn about best practice in respect of online communication. This includes how to protect both your organisation and your own professional reputation, as well as how to develop and maintain appropriate boundaries with young people, service users and their carers.

An Introduction to County Lines
(Criminal Exploitation)
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Duration: 45 minutes
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Understand the ‘county lines’ business model and how to recognise, report and respond to young people at risk from criminal exploitation.

An Introduction to Digital Collateral
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Duration: 45 minutes
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Our digital collateral training provides an insight into the way young people engage and interact with social media. Delegates will explore what digital collateral is and consider scenarios inspired by real safeguarding incidents. This training provides an insight into how self generated or perpetrator captured images form a thread that can be used to coercively control and manipulate young people. Furthermore it provides tips on what to look for, what to do when you are faced with an incident and a breakdown of potential reporting and support pathways.

An Introduction to Social Media 101
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Duration: 45 minutes
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Professionals and parents tell us that they struggle to keep up with the evolving trends of social media platforms. There is a need now, more than ever to understand these platforms, as young people spend an increasing amount of time online.

This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of social media in the context of young lives, evolving risk and safeguarding practice. Participants gain an in-depth and practical understanding of the core functions of popular platforms and their associated risks.

Consent

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Duration: 45 minutes
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This training gives a clear, practical and age-appropriate explanation of sexual consent, self-esteem, bodily integrity and respect.

Crisis Management & Emergency Planning
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Duration: 90 minutes
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Learn the skills and knowledge for strategic level crisis management and multi-agency emergency planning in response to a major incident involving your organisation.

Leadership & Management in the Context of Safeguarding
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Duration: 90 minutes
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New or existing managers can learn the fundamental skills to lead and develop their teams, delivering improved practice in the context of safeguarding.

Mental Health and Behaviour
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Duration: 45 minutes
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Advice and guidance on a practice approach to managing mental health and behaviour. This training will help schools and colleges raise awareness; showcasing best practice and new initiatives to help improve support to young people.

Missing, Exploited, Trafficked
(MET)
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Duration: 2 hours
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Develop a detailed understanding of the indicators and risk factors for children and young people who are missing, exploited and trafficked. Learn about the importance of ‘safeguarding first’, context and professional curiosity in practice.

Online Harms and Digital Resilience
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Duration: 45 minutes
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As one of the most essential skill sets for young people in today’s digital world, our training brings the UK Council for Internet Safety’s ‘Digital Resilience Framework’ to life.

This course is aimed at supporting young people, adults and parents to understand, recognise, learn and recover from online harms.

Online Safety for
Parents
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Duration: 45 minutes
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This training provides ‘real world’ explanations of the common functions of popular apps, platforms and websites that young people use. It offers operational knowledge on safety settings, parental controls, online risks and the support available.

Pornography and Sexual Development
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Duration: 45 minutes
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Explore the impact pornography and sexual imagery has on young people, the brain and their behaviour and how such exposure can create pathways to harm.

Safeguarding –
Positions of Trust
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Duration: 1 hour
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This advanced course provides an insight into offending behaviour and in particular how predators use positions of trust to facilitate sexual abuse of children. Insights from perpetrator interviews are used to help you learn about the tactics they employ to infiltrate vulnerable groups and the behaviours and defences they adopt when suspected or caught.

Safeguarding
for Governors
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Duration: 1 hour
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A tailored introduction for school governors to understand their statutory duties and how to effectively deliver on their safeguarding responsibilities.

Safeguarding Level 1
Refresher

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Duration: 45 minutes
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An introduction to safeguarding that will enhance your knowledge of statutory and non-statutory guidance and place its practical application in the context of contemporary case studies.

Learn how to recognise abuse, make a referral, share information and escalate concerns.

Safeguarding Level 3 Refresher 
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Duration: 2 hours
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This advanced course is aimed at professionals with safeguarding responsibilities, such as managers, Designated Safeguarding Professionals and their deputies. Develop your knowledge of the legal framework and established safeguarding processes, alongside the practical skills to handle disclosures, manage referrals, train staff, and effectively work with other agencies.

Safeguarding Policy, Audit & Self Assessment
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Duration: 1 hour
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This course considers the key elements required in a good safeguarding children policy, the importance of law / regulation, good practice and organisational context. It also provides an overview of the key elements required to deliver quality safeguarding audits or self assessments.

Safeguarding Within the Third Sector & Specialist Organisations
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Duration: 90 minutes
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Develop your knowledge of the safeguarding challenges within the third sector and how best to respond to these. Using evidence from our contemporary reviews involving third sector organisations, participants will learn about best practice and the effective strategies you can deploy to mitigate risk, including those arising from online harms.

Safer Recruitment
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Duration: 90 minutes
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Specialist advice and guidance on recruitment policies and vetting procedures will improve the protection of vulnerable people in your organisation. Expert advice and guidance on individual cases can also be provided in confidence.

School Community Training Package
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Duration: 45 minutes
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Designed with Ofsted or independent inspection in mind, the training provides schools with an overview of contemporary safeguarding issues both online and offline for teachers, staff, parents and students.

Sexual and Gender-
Based Violence
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Duration: 1 hour
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Understand, identify and report safeguarding concerns on issues of sexual and gender-based violence including FGM, domestic abuse, sexual assault and sexualised bullying.

SSNAP Workshop (Safer Social Networking Activity Pack)
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Duration: 1 hour
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This session is an interactive learning experience which provides an insight into the way young people engage and interact with social media. You will have the opportunity to be a ‘digital detective’ and learn how to identify potential risks faced by young people online. You will also learn how you can respond and what actions you can take to keep young people safer online.

Staying Safe Online
Basics
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Duration: 45 minutes
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The online world can provide many benefits for children and young people, but the complexity of this environment presents several challenges.

This training will provide an introduction to the online world, an overview of the basic functions on the most popular social media platforms and how children use them. It will also explain the necessary steps you can take to help keep children safe online.

Staying Safe Online
Intermediate
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Duration: 1 hour
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This training provides a detailed summary of the key functions on social media and gaming platforms.

Your understanding of the critical issues children face online will be supported by evidence-based strategies on how to talk to children about online safety. You will also be able to identity and signpost to key reporting pathways for online harms.

Staying Safe Online
Advanced
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Duration: 1 hour
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This training will further enhance your skill set by providing an understanding of how to identify hidden risks to children online.

You will explore how children may be approached online, and the tactics used to exploit them. You will gain an understanding of the key pieces of legislation concerned with online harms and how to access the right support in a crisis.

Suicide and Self Harm Behaviours
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Duration: 45 minutes
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Understand the signs, risks, and support pathways for young people experiencing suicidal ideation. Explore why young people may display self-harm behaviours, and how you can support them.

Trustees Roles
& Responsibilities
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Duration: 1 hour
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This course is informed by our experience in carrying out national reviews of organisations and the lessons learned from them. It covers the duties and responsibilities of Charitable trustees, from ensuring SIRs are appropriately considered and Charity Commission guidelines complied with, to building and monitoring trustee skill sets. It also covers approaches to systematically assessing and testing organisational safeguarding compliance.

Youth Produced
Sexual Imagery

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Duration: 1 hour
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Learn how to navigate and understand youth produced sexual imagery, the risks and impacts involved in image sharing and your responsibilities as a safeguarding professional or volunteer.

We are proud to be an Approved Centre with the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM)

As an Approved Centre with ILM we offer specialist qualifications in leadership and management, helping organisations gain the best leadership skills possible through trusted, quality assured training.

Our CPD Training enables you to develop the skills and knowledge to further you profession.

Many of our courses carry Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation, providing you reassurance that the training meets a widely recognised benchmark.

We have a partnership with Zurich Municipal, a leading provider of insurance to UK public services.

If your local authority, school or charity are insured by Zurich Municipal you are entitled to FREE safeguarding Apps and discounts on training courses and safeguarding reviews. Call +44 (0) 2890 232 060 to check if you qualify.

For enquiries and bespoke bookings, please complete the form below.