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EDUCATION - Ofsted / ISI

Schools / maintained / non-maintained / academies / free schools / alternative provision / PRU’s

  • Child Protection Awareness
  • Annual Update
  • DSL Training
  • Governor Training
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Prevent (Whole School / SLT)
  • Consultancy / NMS

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Child Protection Awareness

TARGET AUDIENCE
Whole staff communities in education

DURATION
3 hours


COST
From £450 + VAT

Statutory training meeting the requirement of the ‘robust 3-yearly training’ for whole staff communities. This course is essential for all staff working within an education setting.

Exploring Duty of Care in line with Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (formally LSCB) procedures, this training promotes:

  • Understanding of national guidance and procedures,
  • Recognising the four categories of abuse
  • Listening to children
  • Awareness raising of key challenges including Online Safety, Radicalisation, Criminal Exploitation (including County Lines and Child Sexual Exploitation) and HBV (Honour- Based Violence including FGM – Female Genital Mutilation)

Annual update

TARGET AUDIENCE
Whole staff communities in education

DURATION
2 Hours

COST
From £300 + VAT

Child Protection is a highly specialised field and often Designated Safeguarding Teams feel more comfortable accessing outside trainers to provide this training. Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2019) states that staff are to receive an annual update on Child Protection and Safeguarding.  

We can work with all staff and provide a complete update to cover all new legislation, latest trends and issues.


Designated Safeguarding Lead / Advanced Child Protection

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TARGET AUDIENCE
Education professionals with a lead or designated professional role for safeguarding

DURATION
6 Hours

COST
From £750 + VAT

Statutory requirement for education professionals meeting ‘robust 2-yearly training’ for those with a lead or designated professional role for safeguarding in schools. Having completed basic safeguarding training, this course equips professionals to perform their senior safeguarding function in schools.

Course content includes:

  • Latest legislation and procedures – reflecting the Education Acts and Keeping Children
  • Safe in Education (September 2019)
  • Policy development
  • Awareness of multi-agency working
  • Information sharing
  • The referral processes
  • Thresholds or risk analysis within the content of children and young people
  • Management of safeguarding with staff and within schools – including the response to sexual violence and sexual harassment
  • Challenging topics are also explored from a management level

Safer Recruitment

TARGET AUDIENCE
Senior Leadership Teams / those involved in the recruitment process in education

DURATION
All Day - 7 Hours

COST
From £750 + VAT

ECP provides accredited training through the Safer Recruitment Consortium, meeting the standard of training consistent with the Local Authority offer of Safer Recruitment Training. 

By undertaking Safer Recruitment Consortium endorsed training this assures you that:

  • The content is up to date, relevant and sector specific. 
  • ECP now belongs to a national network of trained and accredited facilitators
  • Your training will meet the standards required by the DfE in Keeping children safe in education (September 2019).

Safer Recruitment workshop content:

  • Safer recruitment and the wider context of safeguarding
  • Prevalence of abuse and profile of abusers
  • How abusers operate within organisations
  • Features of a safer recruitment process
  • Planning a safer recruitment process
  • Making the right decisions: interview and selection
  • Setting acceptable standards of behaviour
  • Maintaining an ongoing culture of vigilance

Governor training

TARGET AUDIENCE
For governing bodies or trustees of organisations

DURATION
2 Hours

COST
From £300 + VAT

Designed for Governors and Trustees who wish to undertake robust training to ensure understanding of their role and remit of safeguarding in their organisation.

Introducing guidance, child protection processes and procedures, roles and responsibilities of governors, the categories of abuse and an insight into inspection standards for safeguarding children.


Raising awareness of the Prevent Duty

TARGET AUDIENCE
Whole staff communities in Education

DURATION
1.5 - 2 Hours

COST
From £250 + VAT

The Prevent Duty guidance (June 2015) refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to develop confidence in challenging extremist views. This interactive session explores the context of the Prevent Duty within education, including clear and concise guidance around the ‘due regard’ to the duty – as well as an exploration of the implementation of the ‘British vales’ in practice. Course content includes:

  • Identifying indicators of radicalisation including influential factors
  • Implementing the legal due regard
  • Reality of the current threat
  • Understanding what to do in an emergency
  • Exploration of case studies
  • How and when to make a referral
  • Implementing the British values within the curriculum
  • Developing strategies to directly challenge extremist behavior

Implementation of the Prevent Duty

TARGET AUDIENCE
Senior Leadership Teams / those responsible for governance / Prevent Champions.

DURATION
2 Hours

COST
From £300 + VAT

This 2 hour course is a light-bite ‘must’ for senior leadership to develop a rolling action plan to ensure compliance with all aspects of the current Prevent Duty. Course content includes: 

  • Understanding the latest UK counter terrorism strategy
  • Role of senior leadership and the designated safeguarding team
  • Institutional responsibilities
  • Staff confidence and competency in challenging
  • Effective risk assessments and developing the action plan
  • Working in partnership
  • Recognition of risk - the ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors in radicalisation
  • The referral process
  • Current overview of the British values
  • Networks and sources of support

Consultancy

Duration and cost agreed on a requirement basis

We are experts in the world of Child Protection and Safeguarding and can provide in-house consultancy on an ad-hoc basis. We regularly support DSL's and governors to update and review policies, ensuring that the requirements from guidance and legislation are being met. We also undertake audits to make sure that the processes and procedures fall in line with guidance and legislation.

Areas of focus include:

  • Policies and Procedures 
  • Leadership and Management of Safeguarding
  • Voice of the Child
  • Multi-Agency Working
  • Safe Staffing
  • Governance
  • Audits

Safeguarding supervision / Non-managerial supervision

Duration and cost agreed on a requirement basis – please enquire for more details.

In ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children (July 2018)’ all settings are advised of their organisational responsibility from Section 11 of the Children Act 2004:

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“…practitioners should be given sufficient time, funding, SUPERVISION and support to fulfil their child welfare and safeguarding responsibilities effectively. …appropriate SUPERVISION and support for staff, including undertaking safeguarding training.”

ECP provides this specialist supervision by NSPCC-trained staff with over 20 years’ experience in the field of child protection. This will enable professionals to reflect on their own practice and the impact of cases on both the victim and themselves as frontline staff who work with those children who have suffered abuse.


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