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All staff with regular child contact

All face to face safeguarding training is cancelled until further notice. We are currently converting our courses to 'virtual' training and we will email all DSL/D's to let them know when this is available.

The Training Pathway for all staff with regular contact with children and young people in education settings is:

  • Safeguarding Children Induction (from DSL/S onsite)
  • Safeguarding in Education e-learning
  • Basic Safeguarding Children in Education Training

Safeguarding Children Induction (from DSL/D onsite):

This is required for all staff and volunteers, including clerical & business support, Heads, teachers, ancillary, support and pastoral staff using as a minimum the Safeguarding Children Induction Pack, Sept 20A

It should be delivered face-to-face by the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy (DSL/D) to individuals or groups, at the beginning of their employment.

This training does not replace the Basic Safeguarding Children in Education Training (currently this is the e-learning course below).

Safeguarding in Education e-learning:

This free course is for staff and volunteers working in an education setting. It is a useful introduction to safeguarding but does not replace the Basic Safeguarding Children in Education Training (this will resume once it has been transferred to a 'virtual' platform).

The course will take an estimated 2 hours and can be completed in sections.

The course considers key legislation, signs of abuse and neglect, safe working practices, concerns about a child or young person, and early intervention. It will also introduce some current issues including Child Sexual Exploitation, Female Genital Mutilation and Prevent.

To apply, please use this link for the self-registration process.

Basic Safeguarding Children in Education Training:

For all staff in education settings who have regular contact with children and young people. The Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) requires staff to complete this face to face training every 3 years.

'Basic' Safeguarding Children in Education Training is not currently available - please see the e-learning above for our interim arrangements. 

We will be adding details about 'virtual' training once they have been finalised.

    For further enquiries please email: Safeguarding Children Training

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