Safeguarding and child protection INSET pack 2021/22

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Get staff fully engaged with safeguarding, and meet your safeguarding training obligations, with our INSET presentation and resources. They're written in line with good practice for adult learning, and optimised for remote delivery.

We've updated the pack to reflect Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021. If you previously downloaded the 2021/22 pack (which we initially based on the proposed new version of the guidance), you can use our summary of changes to see at a glance what's new. You'll find this in the resources above.

The INSET pack is made up of 2 sections, both covered in one PowerPoint:

  • 1 section that covers Keeping Children Safe in Education part 1
  • 1 section that covers tackling sexism and sexual harassment in school, developed with equality training and consultancy provider EqualiTeach, to help you meet Ofsted's recommendation to train staff in recognising and responding to incidents

In the first part, which lasts 2 hours, staff will learn:

  • How important safeguarding is and how you all have a role to play
  • What the 4 main types of abuse are and how to spot them
  • About specific safeguarding issues and how to spot the signs
  • How to respond to disclosures and report concerns

In the second part, which lasts 1 hour, primary school staff will learn:

  • How gender stereotypes, sexism and rape culture underpin what you're talking about, and what staff might see in school
  • How to challenge victim blaming and low-level sexual harassment in the moment
  • What harmful sexual behaviours might look like
  • How to report concerns and respond to allegations

In the second part, which lasts 1 hour, secondary school staff will learn:

  • How gender stereotypes, sexism and rape culture underpin what you're talking about, and what staff might see in school
  • How to challenge victim blaming and low-level sexual harassment in the moment
  • What abuse in intimate personal relationships between children might look like
  • How to report concerns and respond to allegations

Updates to the pack

September 2021

We:

  • Updated the slide notes in slide 16 to include the clarification in Keeping Children Safe in Education part 1 that women and other children can also commit acts of sexual abuse, and perpetrators aren't only adult males
  • Made edits in the sexism and sexual harassment section to further clarify that although girls are more likely to be victims than boys, boys can also be victims, and girls can be perpetrators 
    • Slide 56: we edited the video to include some examples with boys as victims
    • Slide 61: we added a text box to the slide to highlight how victim blaming can happen to boys and girls, and made some edits to the slide notes 
    • Slide 66: we edited the slide notes to make it clear that boys can be victims too. We also added a note that in the video it's not initially clear it's a sexual image the boys are talking about, but you should act if you see or hear anything that could be a cause for concern
    • Slide 67: we edited the video to change some wording for clarity
    • Slide 75 (primary version) or slide 74 (secondary version): we added a bullet point to the slide to highlight that girls are more likely to be victims than boys, but both can be victims (and perpetrators)

August 2021

We made 2 edits to the pack:

  • Slide 29: we added a reference to incels to the slide notes, following the recent shooting in Plymouth
  • Slide 47: we changed some wording to clarify that reports should be made immediately after a disclosure or incident

July 2021

We updated the pack to reflect Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021. You can download a summary of these changes from the training resources folder above.

What's new for 2021?

  • Information on changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education part 1 and annex B
  • 1-hour interactive training session on sexism and sexual harassment
  • New scenarios to help staff practise what they're learning
  • New videos to keep staff interested and engaged
  • New opportunities for frequent interaction throughout
  • Summary slides at the end of sections
  • Updated slides throughout, to keep the pack fresh and engaging

We also have a new version of our safeguarding assessment, which tests knowledge of Keeping Children Safe in Education part 1 - so you can be sure everyone knows what they need to know.

How to use this INSET pack

  • Download the PowerPoint presentation, facilitator notes, staff activities, staff handouts, common questions document, video transcripts and, if applicable, remote delivery guide (whichever guide is right for you)
  • Work through the facilitator notes first. They tell you everything you need to know to prepare and deliver the PowerPoint presentation effectively. You’ll need these to hand when presenting. If you’re training remotely, print them out or have them open on a separate device so you can refer to them easily while presenting your main screen
  • If you're delivering the session via Microsoft Teams (part of Office 365 Education) or Google Meet and Google Classroom (part of Google Workspace for Education), use our remote delivery guide to get everything set up as you need it. You’ll learn how to make the tech work for you and facilitate remote collaboration with confidence