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All staff with regular child contact

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

  • Face-to-Face Safeguarding Children Induction
  • Safeguarding Children in Education e-learning
  • Basic Safeguarding Children in Education Training

Face-to-Face Safeguarding Children Induction:

This is required for all staff and volunteers, including clerical & business support, Heads, teachers, ancillary, support and pastoral staff.

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.

The Safeguarding Children Induction Pack will be updated over summer 2019, and all Designated Safeguarding Leads and Deputies will be informed by email (please make sure your safeguarding team on Schoolpoint 365 is up to date).

This training does not replace the Basic Safeguarding Children in Education Training.

Safeguarding Children 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.

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 Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) requires staff to complete this face to face training every 3 years.

'Basic' Safeguarding Children in Education Training is available for:

  • individual school and college staff through the centralised training at Moorfoot (below),
  • large staff groups as whole-school or college training - see below for further information

Please note: Alternative Provider's supported by Sheffield City Council will receive this training via either Sheaf Training of Sheffield Inclusion Centre; for further information, follow this link: SCC Alternative Provider's Training

Individual staff 'basic' training:

The centralised 'Basic Safeguarding Children in Education Training' is a one-day course discussing how to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Sheffield. 

All training is held from 9am to 3.30pm at the Conference Suite, Floor 2, Moorfoot, S1 4PL

 Thursday 3rd October 2019
 Friday 15th November 2019
Monday 20th January 2020
Tuesday 3rd March 2020
Wednesday 29th April 2020
Wednesday 3rd June 2020

To apply for a place on a course, please complete and submit one of the electronic booking forms below:

Whole-School' 'basic' training:

The 'Basic Safeguarding Children in Education Training' can be delivered to the whole-staff group at your setting. This course is free for maintained schools and academies, but 'free' and independent schools will be subject to charges.

To book this for your school or college, please complete and return the Whole-School Basic Training Request Form here or in the right side column of this page.

To prepare for this training please follow the Whole-School Basic Safeguarding Children Training Preparation Guide

FE Colleges 'basic' training:

This course is available for staff in Sixth Form and Further Education Colleges in Sheffield and is delivered at the College. For further information about when the training is available please contact the Safeguarding Children Team at your college.

Alternative Provider's 'basic' training:

Alternative Education Providers who are supported by Sheffield City Council will receive this training via either Sheaf Training of Sheffield Inclusion Centre; for further information, follow this link: SCC Alternative Provider's Training

For further enquiries you can contact us here.

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