eLearning overview: safeguarding and child protection

This 60-minute elearning course will help you meet your responsibilities to provide safeguarding and child protection training to all staff at induction (including online safety), followed by regular updates.

  • Updated annually to be fully in line with the latest statutory guidance from the Department for Education and the Ofsted inspection framework
  • Suitable for all staff, plus governors/trustees and other volunteers and contractors
  • Interactive, practical and engaging - with new/improved activities and multimedia content each year
  • Includes our safeguarding assessment, so you can be sure everyone knows what they really need to
  • Trackable - you’ll see who has completed and passed, so you can track and report on compliance with your safeguarding training responsibilities

Use it to eliminate your need to run training for new starters repeatedly throughout the year, or as a time-saving alternative to our full safeguarding INSET pack.

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Need more information on what it covers?

The course explores 5 key topics and ends with an assessment:

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1. Child abuse: what it is and how to identify it

  • The 4 main types of abuse
  • How to spot them - typical physical and behavioural indicators for each type
  • Specific safeguarding issues, including children missing from education, 'honour-based' violence, child sexual exploitation and homelessness

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2. Reporting concerns

  • What to do if you:
    • Are concerned about a child
    • Believe a child is suffering from harm, likely to suffer from harm, or in immediate danger
    • Discover that female genital mutilation appears to have been carried out on a child (teachers' mandatory duty to report)
    • Are worried about poor or unsafe practice in your school or college (whistle-blowing)

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3. Disclosures

  • How to respond if a pupil opens up to you about experiencing abuse
  • Age-appropriate guidance for primary and secondary phases

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4. Peer-on-peer sexual abuse

  • Sexual harassment and sexual violence: what they are
  • The rules on consent
  • What to do if a child reports they have been sexually abused by another child
  • How to create a school/college culture that addresses and prevents this type of abuse

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5. Online safety (brand new section for 2019/20)

  • The 3 main areas of risk to children online, and your responsibilities
  • Some current apps to watch out for, and why
  • How to deal with an online safety incident 'in the moment'
  • Cyber-bullying and sexting: what they are and important 'dos and don'ts'
  • Tailored guidance for governors on your specific responsibilities

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6. The Key's safeguarding assessment

  • Covers the really critical information that you must know to safeguard and protect children effectively
  • 10 questions in 10 minutes, mostly multiple choice
  • Pass mark is 100% to reflect the seriousness of safeguarding
  • Marks and data on course completion made available to the designated safeguarding lead

You’ll also learn about contextual safeguarding, early help and record keeping - plus all the relevant school/college policies and procedures that you need to read and follow.