Safeguarding and child protection INSET pack 2019/20


Meet your safeguarding training obligations with our download-and-deliver INSET presentation and resources, all fully in line with the latest statutory guidance.

This pack contains 4 comprehensive presentations of approximately 1 hour. Each one comes with engaging group activities and scenarios, a learning log for staff to take away, plus detailed step-by-step instructions on how to adapt and deliver it. 

At the end of the INSET, use The Key’s safeguarding assessment to test staff knowledge - so you can be sure everyone knows what they need to know. This quick, mobile-friendly assessment secures understanding and allows you to report on course completion and your compliance with safeguarding training requirements. Simply send the link to staff and use our tracking system to monitor who has taken the test and passed.

Since we first published the 2019/20 INSET pack, we've made some changes to reflect the 2019 version of Keeping Children Safe in Education, in force from 2 September. To see what changes we've made, download our summary document.

Course outline

Session 1: introduction to safeguarding and understanding abuse

  • Different types of abuse
  • How to spot abuse
  • Specific safeguarding issues
  • What to do if you have a concern or a child is in immediate danger
  • Early help and contextual safeguarding
  • Whistle-blowing on poor safeguarding practice

Session 2: disclosures

  • What to do if a child tells you they're being abused
  • How to record disclosures

Session 3: peer-on-peer sexual abuse

Focuses on sexual violence and sexual harassment between children, in line with the added emphasis on this in the DfE's guidance in 2018/19

  • What it is
  • How to minimise the risk of it happening
  • How to report a concern
  • How to help a child and respond to an allegation 'in the moment'

Session 4: online safety

Fulfils your responsibility to provide staff training on how to keep pupils safe online as part of your overarching safeguarding approach 

  • What online safety is - the 3 main areas of risk

  • What staff responsibilities are
  • Current apps to look out for, and the main risks they pose
  • How to respond to an online safety incident 'in the moment'


For each session, this INSET pack includes:

  • Facilitator notes giving DSLs step-by-step instructions on how to adapt and deliver the training 
  • Presentation slides covering key concepts and guidance - minimal adaptation needed
  • Scenario-based activities - immersive and authentic to enable staff to apply their learning
  • Videos and multi-media content to engage staff and 'make the learning real'
  • A group activity pack to support group discussions and reflections
  • A learning log for each member of staff to take away and refer back to: covers critical information and provides space for personalised notes on local policies and procedures

How it works

  • Download high-quality materials created in partnership with subject specialists to help you fulfil your safeguarding training responsibilities
  • Adapt the resources to address the specific requirements and needs of your setting, staff and local area
  • Deliver engaging training with confidence - with practical activities and accurate, up-to-date information that's ready to deliver in one 4-hour session or four 1-hour parts
  • Evaluate the impact of your training - make sure all staff complete The Key’s safeguarding assessment so you know they know what they need to and can report on course completion

Next steps