Safeguarding and child protection: reintegrating pupils following closure

Download your ready-made resources here

Use this 40-minute interactive course to equip staff to support children to reintegrate back into school as smoothly as possible. It’s been developed alongside experts in child psychology and bereavement and you can deliver it face-to-face or via video call. 

Staff will learn:

  • How to spot signs of anxiety, trauma and grief and indicators that children have witnessed domestic abuse - these are all issues that are likely to be more prevalent among children as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • What to do if they spot a child is struggling

This course includes:

  • Engaging presentation slides covering the key information staff need to know - minimal adaptation needed
  • Clear facilitator notes with step-by-step pointers on the information you need to share during the course and instructions on where to adapt slides to suit your local context
  • Immersive scenarios to help staff learn, including videos and illustrations
  • Interactive activities for staff to practise what they’re learning and test their knowledge
  • A short handout for staff to keep, summarising the key takeaway points 
  • Expert-approved guidance on how to deliver this training remotely with ease

June 2020 update to these resources

On 24 June we updated slide 19 to reflect new guidance on reporting mental health concerns that are also safeguarding concerns, in line with the draft Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020. 

How to prepare for this course

  • Download the PowerPoint presentation, facilitator notes, staff activities, staff handout and 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 so 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
  • Use our remote delivery guide to get set up with either Microsoft Teams or Google Classroom to deliver your training session. You’ll learn how to present your screen and how to facilitate remote collaboration with confidence