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training for safeguarding leaders

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Our staff turn to leaders and managers for decisions to protect children and young people in the residential sector.

Whilst safeguarding training is a key requirement for all, this learning often does not provide the further skills around analysis and communication to feel confident in such important judgement calls when staff and young people depend on us.

This course provides advanced skills and tools for decision-making to ensure a structured and safe response every time. Read more …

dates, venues and booking
For information about when and where the next courses are running, please see below. Read more …

the course

The pressures on senior residential workers and registered managers to make the right decision for children and young people is significant. Safeguarding training is crucial and a requirement for all staff, but stops at identifying concerns and notification. Residential child care workers who have identified concerns bring them to their shift leaders, managers and deputies who require a higher level of training.

This course supports those staff to

  • enhance safeguarding analysis skills,
  • write effective referrals,
  • communicate with local authorities,
  • use escalation processes,
  • contain staff and organisational anxiety,
  • focus on regulatory requirements, while
  • keeping the focus very firmly on the young person.

the trainer

Chris Freestone is one of our independent people. Chris has been a nurse and nurse lecturer, lecturer at Exeter College and head teacher at the Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, the director of an independent fostering agency and a lead inspector for CSCI and Ofsted. A highly regarded leader with real belief in the work, she brings a compassionate but calmly analytic presence and has the ability to get alongside both vulnerable people and senior managers to explore their experience, compare these to the requirements of the regulatory and inspection framework and to help managers reach decisions that further improve their service.

booking and dates

This 2 day course is £264+VAT, and includes refreshments and a nice lunch. The course runs from 9:30 to 4:30pm, and the venue is Escot House.

If you have booked five places the sixth place is free.

ICHA, SW Forum and RI Network members receive a 25% discount – members price is £198+VAT

25th and 26th June 2020

launch the course

If you’re already booked on click below to visit the course home page. You will need the password we have emailed to you. If you are having difficulty accessing the page please contact us.

Course homepage (once registered)

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