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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What safeguarding training do I need as a Childminder?

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As a Childminder, it is your responsibility to keep the children in your care safe from harm, and to report any concerns you have that a child might be at risk. This means taking action to complete a safeguarding training course regularly, so that your safeguarding certificate is always up to date. Click here to…

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Spotting the Signs of a Child Who Self-Harms

If you suspect that a child has been self-harming, it can be incredibly difficult to know how to approach the topic with them, no matter their age or relationship to you. However, it is always important to deal with your concerns as soon as they arise. Self-harm can become a compulsive behaviour if the correct…

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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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3 Ways to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle to Kids for Obesity Awareness Week

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According to the GOV.UK website, nearly a third of UK children aged between 2 to 15 years are overweight or obese. This is worrying for a number of reasons—obesity can lead to some very serious health issues, including diabetes, heart disease and ill mental health. Safeguarding children from the risk of obesity should be important…

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