This one-day course as an initiative linked to the Safe Project: Keeping Our Children Safe and is intended as a follow -on from Safeguarding Children Awareness training.
The training will enable participants to become familiar with the role and responsibilities of the designated senior person for safeguarding children. This is a legal requirement for all organisations who work with children and young people.
Course aims: ·
- To describe the role of the designated safeguarding children officer and state key areas of responsibility ·
- To describe the key legislation and guidance affecting organisations that work with children and young people in response to concerns about a childs safety or welfare ·
- To assist Designated Persons and Management Committee Members in assessing their knowledge, and developing policy, procedure and professional practice- Including in reference to allegations made against staff members or volunteers ·
- To promote Designated Person and Management Committee Members awareness of high standards of professional behaviour and conduct for staff members and volunteers- Including how these are made known via induction & professional training and regular reference to Organisational procedures ·
- To support Designated Person and Management Committee Members in conducting an audit of their setting (or Clubs) compliance with the legislation, guidance and policy- Including production of an action plan as follow-up
Applicants to this training should have attended a Safeguarding Children Awareness training course within the last 2 years and currently hold or about to assume the Designated Person or Management Committee Member role.