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 2021) 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.
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What level training is this course?
Since the implementation of Safeguarding Partnerships, most sectors have moved away from using the term ‘levels’. The expectation is that you will undertake training which is relevant to the role you take in the organisation.
For example: Annual Safeguarding Update Training – would be completed by every member of a staff community that works in an Education Setting.
What is the difference between face-to-face, live virtual, and pre-recorded training options?
As far as possible, our Annual Update training are as close to being the same as they can be! All the required content is covered to the highest standard, and we aim to keep as much interaction and engagement in all of our sessions as we do in our face-to-face training.
Face-to-face is our preferred method of training, but we know this is not always possible so have made our live virtual and pre-recorded courses available so you don’t have to miss out on being able to access our courses.
I struggle to get all of my staff available at one time to complete training, what is my best option?
You can join ECP’s Safeguarding Society. By becoming a member with ECP, you can have unlimited access to a recorded version of Annual Update Training – as well as other vital courses – via our training platform throughout the academic year.
Staff will then be able to log onto your membership portal and complete the training at a time that suits them – and you! [insert link]
Do I need to this training for my role in school?
This training is a statutory requirement for all members of your staff community (Including heads and SLT) to complete yearly.
Will I receive a Certificate?
You will receive a PDF certificate for attending our training sessions. Annual Update Training with ECP is certified for you and your School’s single central training record. You need to ensure you are available and engaged for the full duration of the training session in order to receive your certificate.
How far in advance can I book the training?
You can book your training as far in advance as you like! Some times of the year are especially busy (E.G inset days) so we advise you book up to a year or more in advance, especially if there is a specific date and time you would like to secure. If you know your training will be up for renewal the sooner you get the training date confirmed the more likely ECP will have availability to deliver your training.
How many people can attend the training?
Our face-to-face training numbers vary from course to course, and also take into consideration the size of the space we will be delivering the training in. The size of groups can vary from as small as 2 delegates to large groups of 200+.
Our virtual delivery of Child Protection Awareness has no minimum number of attendees, maximum number of attendees is 300.
How do I book this training?
Our training is booked using the online booking form via the ‘BOOK NOW’ button on the Course tab of this page. Once completed, you will receive confirmation that your form has been submitted, then you will receive an email confirmation of your booking. Bookings are not confirmed until you have received this as we may have questions we need to ask you or the date you request may not be available.
If you would like to contact us to check availability or ask any further questions before completing the booking form, please call us on 01707 808340 or via the chat function on the website.
All availability is managed on a first come first served basis and we cannot reserve dates, so by completing the booking form quickly you are most likely to get your preferred date.
What information will I need in order to make a booking?
To complete our booking form, we will need to know how many delegates will be accessing the training, which date you would like the training to be delivered, and invoicing details of how payment will be made.
Once the booking form is submitted, we will contact you if we have any further questions.
In 15 years of leadership, Ecp has always provided the highest standard of training I have ever undertaken, thank you very much for the session today.
Thank you for our whole school annual update training. It was absolutely amazing. I've never had staff approach me after a child protection session to say they enjoyed the training before. I have now! Teachers and support staff were completely engaged in the whole presentation. What made a difference I think, in addition to her confidence and knowledge, was the trainer’s own vast experience in social care. Thank you.
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