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Safeguarding Training (Ongoing)

Explore how you can improve your safeguarding training efforts with a drip-feed strategy. From quick quizzes to real-life scenarios, keep your team  informed and prepared across the year for the evolving challenges in child protection.

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Safeguarding Training Pack - Autumn Term

Looking to implement or enhance your safeguarding training offer? This versatile pack allows you to pick and choose from scenarios and quiz questions to keep training fresh, as well as delivering safeguarding snapshots - a one-page, one-minute guide to specific safeguarding issues that can be sent to staff. Packs are available for Spring and Summer (out soon!) too.

Your key safeguarding questions answered

Why should schools implement a drip-feed approach to safeguarding?

Paragraph 14 of KCSIE states: "In addition [to receiving safeguarding training at induction], all staff should receive safeguarding and child protection (including online safety) updates (for example, via email, e-bulletins, and staff meetings), as required, and at least annually, to continue to provide them with relevant skills and knowledge to safeguard children effectively."

Rather than delivering a single large training session to staff where a long period of time can pass before safeguarding training is addressed again, drip-feed training allows safeguarding leads to provide short, sharp bursts of incremental training that keeps staff knowledge fresh and puts safeguarding aspects at the forefront.

How do safeguarding scenarios support safeguarding training efforts?

Safeguarding scenarios enable staff to apply their knowledge of safeguarding to a fictional situation. This can help school leaders to assure themselves that their initial safeguarding training is effective as well as checking that staff have the correct knowledge to protect children from harm.

Using scenarios can also be an interactive and collaborative way to train staff. There’s no need for a trainer to present the information and staff can lead the discussion to learn from each other.

In what other ways can I share safeguarding information with staff?

Many safeguarding leads deliver staff training at the beginning of the academic year in the form of a safeguarding refresher during an INSET day. These sessions are crucial but they also pack a lot of information into a short time slot. 

Honeyguide's safeguarding snapshots amplify this training by providing staff with a short, sharp look at one particular area.

Just like how retrieval practice aids pupils’ knowledge retention, by looking at one safeguarding aspect each week, staff are more likely to retain information. This means that if a child in their care is experiencing abuse, neglect or exploitation, adults will be more likely to spot the signs and know what to do.

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