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How often should safeguarding adults training be updated?

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If you have a responsibility to take safeguarding adults training, how often do you need to update your certificate to stay in line with the current legislation and guidance?   What is safeguarding adults training? Safeguarding training (also sometimes referred to as child protection training) has been a legal requirement for all professions that come…

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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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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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New Year, New Safeguarding Course?

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Can you recall the last time you took a safeguarding course? If it’s been longer than 2 years, there’s a chance you might be at risk of failing your upcoming inspection…   Do safeguarding certificates have expiry dates? All verifiable safeguarding courses will give you a safeguarding certificate upon successful completion, so that you can…

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Heightened risk of gang grooming for excluded children

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The Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield believes school exclusions may be contributing towards gang violence and so-called ‘gang grooming’ amongst children in the United Kingdom. “Anecdotally, people report that more children who aren’t in mainstream education are being marginalised and are more vulnerable to gangs, who are preying on them and grooming them. What I want…

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New Report: Growing Up Neglected

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The government has released a new report titled ‘Growing up neglected: a multi-agency response to older children’ this month. The report aims to highlight the issues faced by thousands of older children suffering neglect in the UK right now. Some of the major findings from the report include: “The way agencies understand and deal with…

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What is safeguarding training?

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It might seem like a simple question to some, but what is safeguarding training, and why should you have it? Safeguarding training (also sometimes referred to as child protection training) has been a legal requirement for all professions that come into close contact with children and vulnerable adults for many years. Safeguarding is the process…

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Does your child have a social media addiction?

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Does your child really have a social media addiction? The internet – and more specifically, social media platforms in the form of websites, apps, and gaming forums – dominate the lives of young people. While there’s still a large portion of the population who are entirely disconnected from the internet, the vast majority of young…

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