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

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'll also have a new version of our safeguarding assessment ready for you in September, 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