Designated Safeguarding Officer
This dynamic and interactive one day course has been designed to help managers and supervisors and anyone with a designated safeguarding role or deputy role, working in any setting directly or indirectly with children, to understand more about their safeguarding responsibilities.
Participation in fun and stimulating activities will explore the safeguarding process from the initial identification of abuse to appropriate responses and information sharing, generating learning together based on existing knowledge and skills. Learners will reflect on the most vulnerable groups of children and why many do not disclose abuse.
The course also aims to support and raise confidence in reviewing or developing the safeguarding procedures within an organisation.
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm. (Time vary to suit needs.)
To build on existing safeguarding knowledge, looking more in depth at the safeguarding process from the initial identification of abuse to appropriate responses and information sharing and to support you in reviewing or developing the safeguarding procedures within your organisation.
To recognise your role and responsibilities as the Designated Safeguarding Officer
To be familiar with current legislation, guidance, policies and the child- centred approach
To understand the safeguarding structure, the level of support a child may need and how best to respond
To understand the importance of recording information and sharing information appropriately
To be confident in recognising and responding to abuse efficiently
To be aware that you may continue to be involved in the process after a referral
To take action should you disagree with any decisions and actions and to challenge professionally.