Safeguarding and child protection INSET pack 2018/19

Download your ready-made resources here


Meet your statutory obligations with our download-and-deliver presentation and facilitator resources, perfect for September INSET and updated for you in line with the September 2018 statutory guidance from the DfE.

The INSET pack contains detailed step-by-step instructions for facilitators, a comprehensive 4-hour presentation, participant handouts and engaging group activities.

At the end of the course, send all participants a link to The Key’s safeguarding assessment to test their knowledge. This short, mobile-friendly assessment secures understanding, allows DSLs to report on course completion, and makes it easy to report on the school's compliance with safeguarding training requirements. You can also issue certificates to all learners.

Course outline

Session 1 (1 hour)

  • Signs and indicators of abuse
  • Specific safeguarding issues
  • Safer working practices 

Updated for 2018/19 to reflect Keeping Children Safe in Education, effective from September 2018, and updates to the DfE's guidance on child-on-child sexual violence and sexual harassment. 

Session 2 (1 hour)

  • Legislation and guidance
  • Serious case reviews
  • Information sharing

Session 3 (1 hour)

  • Disclosures
  • Reporting concerns
  • Duty to refer

Session 4 (1 hour)

Focuses on sexual violence and sexual harassment between children, in line with DfE's updated 2018 guidance

  • Definitions and language
  • Minimising risk
  • Understanding process and best practice


The INSET pack includes:

  • Facilitator notes providing step-by-step guidance with discussion prompts, activity instructions and links to further reading
  • A facilitator log including a checklist to support session planning and evaluation, and to help you identify next steps 
  • A diagnostic audit to assess participants’ prior knowledge so that you can tailor the content and target areas for improvement
  • Presentation slides outlining key concepts and guidance
  • Case studies that explore safeguarding issues in depth
  • Scenario-based activities to enable participants to apply their learning
  • Videos and multi-media content to support activities and explain complex ideas
  • A learning log enabling participants to reflect upon their learning against the course objectives
  • An evaluation form enabling participants to evaluate the subject content and activities in the session
  • A certificate to certify participation in the training course

How it works

  1. Download high-quality materials created in partnership with subject specialists, and quality assured for your peace of mind
  2. Adapt the resources to address the specific requirements of your local area, and the needs of your school and staff
  3. Deliver engaging training with confidence - the course can be delivered in one 4-hour session or in four 1-hour parts
  4. Evaluate the impact of your training and identify areas where staff need further support

Next steps