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What is a Designated Safeguarding Lead?

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Everyone has a role to play when it comes to safeguarding, but what role should the designated safeguarding lead person play in protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults in your organization?   What is a designated safeguarding lead person?  While every member of staff in a school, college or education setting should be…

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How long is safeguarding training valid?

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Safeguarding training certificates all have one thing in common: an expiry date. It’s a cause of frustration for many who don’t realize their certificate needs renewing, so here’s an easy way you can keep track of safeguarding training so you’ll never be caught with an expired certificate again.   What is the lifetime of a…

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How easy is it to set up equestrian safeguarding training?

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The Child Protection Company is one of the leading providers of equestrian safeguarding training in the United Kingdom, and our easy to use online courses offer an excellent training solution to even the busiest of equestrians.   What is equestrian safeguarding training? If you work with or around children, vulnerable adults, and/or young people under…

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Who are the 3 Safeguarding Partners?

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Later this year, Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) will be replaced by Safeguarding Partners. Find out who these 3 Safeguarding Partners are and how you can prepare for the changeover.   What is a Safeguarding Partner? The government has announced plans to replace all Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) with 3 so-called Safeguarding Partners by…

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Keeping Children Safe in Education & The Behaviour Policy

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All staff in schools must be able to evidence that they have read Part 1 of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 alongside the school’s behaviour policy to fall in line with Ofsted and equivalent safeguarding expectations. School and college leaders also need to read Annex A. Here’s how your school can show evidence of…

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Safeguarding for Taxi Drivers

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The Department for Transport has issued new proposals that would mean all taxi drivers in the United Kingdom need to pass an enhanced DBS check. Here are just some of the reasons why safeguarding for taxi drivers is important.   What is an Enhanced DBS Check? You might already be familiar with DBS checks. They…

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The 6 Principles of Safeguarding

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What are the 6 Principles of Safeguarding, and why do they matter in relation to safeguarding training across all age groups and in all settings?   The Care Act  In 2015, the UK government introduced a new legislation titled The Care Act 2014. The purpose of this document was to set forth the expectations and…

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Is safeguarding vulnerable adults important?

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Safeguarding is a term we all rightly associate with child protection, but are you aware of the need to place importance on safeguarding vulnerable adults, too? What exactly does this entail, and is it any different to safeguarding children?   What is safeguarding? Safeguarding refers to the processes and actions we take to promote the…

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Why are LSCBs changing, and what to?

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It’s likely that you already know Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) are set to be replaced this year, but do you know why there’s no longer a need for LSCBs, what is going to replace them, and if these changes will affect your safeguarding training?   What is a Local Safeguarding Children Board?  If you…

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Dental Safeguarding Training: Why do you need it?

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Many individuals who work in a dental surgery find that though they may need the appropriate certification through safeguarding training, they may not understand why it is crucial in their line of work. It begins with knowing what is safeguarding, and what your role in safeguarding is.   What is safeguarding training?  Safeguarding training (also…

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