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FURTHER EDUCATION – Post 16 provision

including colleges / sixth form colleges / apprenticeship providers / training providers:

  • Safeguarding Awareness
  • DSL Training
  • Governor Training
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Prevent (Whole School / SLT)
  • Consultancy / NMS

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Safeguarding Awareness

All staff working with learners in an education setting

3 hours

From £450 + VAT

Training to meet the requirement of the ‘robust 3-yearly training’ for whole staff communities.
This course is essential for all staff working with learners in an education setting. Exploring Duty of Care in line with Safeguarding Children Partnerships (formally LSCB) and Adult Safeguarding procedures, this training promotes understanding of:

  • National guidance and procedures
  • Recognising abuse and neglect
  • Awareness raising of key challenges including Online Safety, Peer on Peer abuse, Mental Health, Radicalisation, Criminal Exploitation (including County Lines and Sexual Exploitation) and HBV (Honour-Based Violence including FGM – Female Genital Mutilation)

Please note courses can also include bespoke elements of ‘key challenges’ should they arise with your learners – content can be agreed on booking.

Designated Safeguarding Lead / Advanced Safeguarding

Managers with a lead or designated professional role for safeguarding

6 Hours

From £750 + VAT

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

Course content includes:

  • Latest legislation and procedures, including Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings (Ofsted May 2019) and Working together to safeguard children (July 2018) in the context of the further education sector
  • Policy development
  • Awareness of multi-agency working
  • Information sharing,
  • The referral processes,
  • Thresholds or risk analysis within the content of learners,
  • Management of safeguarding with staff and within settings, including the response to sexual violence and sexual harassment,
  • Challenging topics are also explored from a management level

Safer Recruitment

Senior Leadership Teams / those involved in the recruitment process

All Day - 7 Hours

From £750 + VAT

It is crucial to ensure that providers are creating a culture of safe recruitment to include the implementation of a recruitment procedure to help to eliminate or identify people who might pose a safeguarding or welfare threat. With the launch of the new common inspection framework and its accompanying handbook Inspecting Safeguarding in Education and Skills Settings (2019), Ofsted must evaluate how well providers are fulfilling their statutory safeguarding obligations in keeping learners safe. 
Our face-to-face courses are delivered by an accredited trainer from the Safer Recruitment Consortium, which is certificated and covers:

  • 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

Raising awareness of the Prevent Duty

Whole staff communities

1.5 Hours

From £250 + VAT

CONTEST is the UK’s strategy for countering terrorism. ‘Prevent’ is a strand from this strategy - and is a statutory duty for all those working with Post 16 learners. Prevent provides a framework to safeguard those most at risk of radicalisation through early intervention, identification and support.

This basic course is aimed at all those who work with learners aged 16 and over. It clarifies the responsibilities of staff, builds confidence in the identification and challenge of learners who may cause concern through case study work and gives a comprehensive exploration of the British Values.

Implementation of the Prevent Duty

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

1.5 Hours

From £250 + VAT

The Prevent duty is a statutory duty which applies to ESFA funded colleges, adult education, independent learning providers and employer providers. It is a condition of funding that all ESFA funded providers must comply with relevant legislation and any statutory responsibilities associated with the delivery of education and safeguarding of learners. This includes the Prevent duty.

This course aimed at management, provides the opportunity to understand these responsibilities, explore British Values, prepare for risk assessment and consider how staff should challenge extremist views in setting.


Duration and cost agreed on a requirement basis

We are experts in the world of Safeguarding and can provide in-house consultancy on an ad-hoc basis. We regularly support managers and leaders 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 learner
  • 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:

Chapter 2 

“…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.



If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.