We are always delighted to receive feedback from our customers, both positive and negative, as it helps us to improve our services. Here are a few of our recent customer comments about our Child Protection courses:
A well put together course. Far better than the ones I’ve had in schools in the past. Well done!
Melissa Jeeves, County Teachers Ltd.
I had minimal understanding of this subject but after completing this course I feel more informed and confident in this area of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
Amanda Hennelly, Perfect Profiles Dental practice.
I loved the case scenarios. They really helped me apply the material covered.
Muhammad Abdulmajeed, Magdalen College School.
For my own use as a nursery manager I found the course to be very detailed. I will be using it for my staff.
Lindsey Baines , Nursery manager
The new Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013 sets out the specific statutory duties organisations and professionals working with children and families have in relation to the welfare of children. The guidance specifies the duties for Early Years and Child care providers as:
Early years providers have a duty under section 40 of the Childcare Act 2006 to comply with the welfare requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Early years providers should ensure that:
- staff complete safeguarding training that enables them to recognise signs of potential abuse and neglect; and
- they have a practitioner who is designated to take lead responsibility for safeguarding children within each early years setting and who should liaise with local statutory children’s services agencies as appropriate. This lead should also complete child protection training.
We have recently updated our Child Protection Training for Childminders course to ensure it reflects the latest guidance. The on-line course is suitable for childminders and their assistants and covers: different types of child abuse, how to recognise abuse and neglect, child protection policies and procedures, identifying concerns, handling allegations and complaints, the roles of statutory bodies, working with other agencies and how and when to make referrals.
For further details on this training please click here.
If you work or volunteer in Sports we have an Introduction to Child Protection course written specifically for you. The Sports version of our child protection training course, which can be selected at the start of the course, includes current guidelines and legislation applicable to the sector. The course also has case studies and questions throughout which are relevant to people involved in sports to make the learning relevant and the knowledge easily transferable to your situation.
To find out more about the Introduction to Child protection training course please click here.
The latest government guidance Working Together 2013 states that all organisations are required to have a Designated Professional for safeguarding (or, for health provider organisations, named professionals) as part of their safeguarding provisions, which also includes safe recruitment practice, policies and procedures, in relation to safeguarding, and suitable training and supervision for staff.
The Designated Professional role is described as:
Their role is to support other professionals in their agencies to recognise the needs of children, including rescue from possible abuse or neglect. Designated professional roles should always be explicitly defined in job descriptions. Professionals should be given sufficient time, funding, supervision and support to fulfil their child welfare and safeguarding responsibilities effectively.
The ChildProtectionCompany.com has a Further Child Protection training course designed for the designated professional. This course has a module on the role of the Designated Professional which includes information on:
- Being a central contact point in the organisation for safeguarding children
- Seeking support and advice from other key professionals and agencies
- Completing an organisational safeguarding health check
- Ensuring that the organisation takes steps to operate safe and robust recruitment processes
- Informing workers of the necessity to undertake basic level learning/training about safeguarding
- Undertaking to update their knowledge of safeguarding every two years as a minimum
- Promoting good practice in recording and reporting concerns
- Offering support to staff involved in safeguarding and child protection
- Making representation on behalf of the organisation
- Ensuring the organisation has promoting welfare and safeguarding related policies and procedures that are fit for purpose and up to date
For further information click this link for details of the Further Child Protection training course.
Our Further Child Protection training courses are designed for people taking on the Designated Professional role for safeguarding within an organisation or for those who wish to gain a deeper knowledge of child protection. The Introduction to Child Protection training course is a prerequisite to taking the Further course as it is the combined knowledge gained from both courses which will assist you to fulfil the role of Designated Professional.
The online Further Child Protection Course takes about 2 hours to complete and covers:
- What is involved in the role of a designated professional
- Child protection legislation and processes: including early help assessments and the Common assessment framework.
- Information sharing
- Working with both statutory and non-statutory agencies
- Identifying concerns/making referrals
- Handling allegations and complaints
To see a full breakdown of the course click here.
The Introduction to Child Protection training courses from the ChildProtectionCompany.com are suitable for anyone who comes into contact with children as part of their work or voluntary activities. The courses are in-line with the latest government guidance and have been recently updated to include Working Together 2013.
The Introduction to Child Protection course consists of seven modules followed by a final assessment:
- Module One – Pre-course Assessment to help you assess your current level of knowledge.
- Module Two – Overview to provide a brief outline of the context of child protection
- Module Three – Legislation and Guidance helps you to be aware of the current legislation and why it is needed.
- Module Four – What is Child Abuse and Neglect? explains the definitions of abuse and neglect as specified in Working Together 2013
- Module Five – Signs and Indicators of Abuse and Neglect - This module details the signs and indicators of the different types of abuse you should look for.
- Module Six – Maintaining a Child Focus A child centred approach is vital and this module reinforces that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount and should always be the focus.
- Module Seven – Responding to Concerns to help you to understand the correct procedures to follow in response to concerns of child abuse or neglect and/or concerns about the behaviour of an adult.
- Module Eight - Assessment on successful completion of this assessment you will gain a personalised certificate.
The course is available in specific versions for dentists, schools, and sports personnel along with a general version which is suitable for all. For further information click
We offer two online child protection training courses written specifically for dentist and dental staff – an Introductory course and a Further course. If you also work with adults at risk then our combined Introduction to Adult/Child protection and Further Adult/Child protection are for you. Again both these combined courses have a specific dental version and have the added benefit of being a two-in-one course – no need to do two separate adult and child safeguarding training.
All our safeguarding courses for dentists have been approved as meeting the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and each represents 3 hours of verifiable CPD. By entering your GCD number at the start of the assessment this will be included on your personalised training certificate.
All our courses have been recently updated in-line with the latest government guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013 and fulfil the core safeguarding knowledge outcomes as specified by CQC.
All our training courses are available to do online, these means you can access them at a time to suit you, you don’t have to travel anywhere and you can choose where you do them – at home, at work, in the coffee shop – anywhere you have internet access. The courses can be stopped and started as many times as you like and you will be automatically taken back to the point in the course where you lpreviously were.
Our customers appreciate the convenience of being able to do this essential training online and fit it around their busy lives. Here are just some of their comments:
- “Very convenient -with a full time job and a family I find it difficult to attend course delivered through face to face training.”
Kari-Anne Higham, Educare for Early Years
- “Lovely to have an online CPD course for teachers to do in the comfort of their own homes – not in the school hall!”
Nick Dixon, Magdalen College School
- “I wish I had found this site before spending many hours at courses for child and vulnerable adult protection. “
Callum Barr, Linden Cottage Dental Practice
We have recently updated our child protection training course written specifically for childminders and their assistants to ensure it keeps right up to date with the latest guidance. This on-line course has the latest information and guidance from Working Together 2013 and also incorporates the safeguarding outcomes as specified by Ofsted in their Inspecting Safeguarding Briefing for schools.
The course also fulfils the safeguarding outcomes of other recent documents, which are applicable to Childminders, including Ofsted’s Conducting Childcare Register inspections (March 2013) which gives direction to Ofsted inspectors and states:
The procedures for safeguarding children – check that:
- those caring for children know how to recognise and respond to signs of abuse, and what to do when they have concerns about a child
- providers know of their duty to liaise with local authority statutory children’s services agencies when there are concerns about possible harm or abuse and know how to do so.
And the newly released Requirements for the Childcare Register Ofsted fact sheet which specifies: “The registered person must keep and implement a written statement of procedures to be followed for the protection of children, intended to safeguard the children being cared for from abuse or neglect.”
The Child Protection for Childminders course consists of ten modules and includes:
- abuse and identifying concerns
- legislation and guidance
- child protection policies and procedures
- communication and confidentiality
- working with other agencies
- handling allegations and complaints
- how and when to make referrals
Incorporated throughout the course is information, case studies and questions specifically relevant to those working in childminding. At the end of the course there are useful downloads, references and sample childminding policies, all of which, along with the course content, remain accessible for the two year duration of the course certificate.
For further details of this training course click here.
The latest Ofsted safeguarding briefing for schools Inspecting Safeguarding Briefing (April 2013) reinforces the message that safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. The briefing states:
“the importance for all staff in an establishment of having appropriate training and induction so that they understand their roles and responsibilities and are confident about carrying them out”.
The ChildProtectionCompany.com’s Introduction to Child Protection training course has a specific education version aimed at teachers and school staff. The course has been recently updated in line with the latest government guidance Working Together to safeguard Children 2013.
The Further Child Protection course is designed for those taking the role of the designated professional for safeguarding within an organisation, or those wishing to extend their knowledge on this important subject. This course covers the principal elements of training for designated members of staff as specified in the Ofsted briefing (Annex 3).