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Free Safeguarding Training

A range of free Safeguarding Children courses geared to help you improve and review your existing practice.

Posted: 10/03/2022

Voluntary Action Lewisham is leading on a range of safeguarding training courses.

Safeguarding Essentials

A range of free introductory courses for the sector: book on to the one that suits your needs

Safeguarding Essentials: Three-Hour Courses

This morning or evening course covers the basic essentials of safeguarding children and young people (CYP), for staff, volunteers and trustees. This course will run:

• for Supplementary Schools: 23rd May (10am– 1pm); 24th October (6-9pm)

• for Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) Groups: 6th June (6-9pm); 7th Nov (10am – 1pm)

• for Faith-Based Organisations: 13th June (10am-1pm); 14 Nov (6-9pm)

• for all organisations working with CYP: 20th June (6-9pm); 21st Nov (10am-1pm)

Other courses and support in this series include:

Designated Person for Safeguarding One-Day Course: 7th May 2013, 10.00am – 4.30pm

‘Designated Person’ means the manager with responsibility for safeguarding policy and practice in your organisation. If are already in this role, or are considering taking it on, then this course is for you. You should arrange for a Trustee to come with you: they will learn about the responsibilities of Trustees to support staff with safeguarding.

Private Fostering Arrangements Workshop: June 2013, 11.30am – 1.30pm

A private fostering arrangement takes place when a child or young person lives with someone who is not their parent, legal guardian or close relative for 28 days or more. Join us at this session for guidance on safeguarding them and working with their carers. Includes lunch.

How to Apply

Further information and application forms are available online at

Alternatively, email, clearly stating which course/s you are interested in, or phone her on 020 8314 9044.

Places are limited. Priority will be given to applications which clearly explain how the course will be useful to you and your organisation.


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