Designated safeguarding officer refresher training

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£225 per person


Face-to-face training to update your child protection skills and knowledge

If you’re responsible with receiving concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people, your child protection knowledge should be updated every two years.

Our training course taught by experienced professionals will update your understanding of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child.

What will I learn?

In this classroom-based course, you’ll learn how to:

  • describe the recent changes in legislation and guidance affecting your work with children and young people
  • state the implications of these changes for your own organisation
  • demonstrate an awareness and understanding of current issues in safeguarding such as child sexual exploitation, and online risks
  • contribute effectively to multi-agency meetings
  • critically appraise your organisation's safeguarding policy and procedures.

Benefits of the course

  • CPD certified.
  • Delivered by expert trainers who are at hand to answer any questions you may have as you go along.
  • Covers the important changes in legislation and guidance that affect your work with children and young people.
  • Refresh your knowledge alongside peers from different organisations and share your ideas, experience and learning.
  • Learn through a variety of styles and methods, including practical exercises.
  • Dedicated and neutral learning space so you can learn without distraction.
  • Resources to take home to help you protect the children you work with.

Who is this course for?

This refresher course is for people who have previously attended a designated safeguarding officer level course in child protection and want to refresh their knowledge and skills.  Please be aware that you should update your child protection and safeguarding knowledge every two years.

People who have taken this course include:

  • fostering groups
  • local authorities
  • professionals and volunteers from commercial, community and religious based organisations.

Note for health professionals: This course provides training equal to Level 2 - the minimum level required for clinical staff who have some degree of contact with children and young people and/or parents/carers.

We also offer Level 4 safeguarding training for named health professionals.

Why take your training with the NSPCC?

At the NSPCC, we work to keep children and young people safe from abuse and neglect every day.

As the UK's experts on safeguarding and child protection, we understand the issues organisations and people working with children can face. That’s why professionals trust us to provide the support, training and resources they need to help protect the children and young people they work with.

Our highly-rated training courses are developed by experts. We work with a number of organisations, experienced consultants and subject matter experts in a range of sectors to develop courses that are clear, easy-to-use, up-to-date and in line with the latest statutory guidance, and tailored to your needs.

And as a charity, income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.

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"Clarification around responsibilities and helpful discussions/exercises, up to date info on legislation etc… Fab day thanks."

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