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 Online-Safety Coordinators in schools and colleges is:
Information about the Online-Safety Coordinator role & training for Alternative Education Providers (SCC), is here: Alternative Education Provider SCC Training.
The use of technology has become a significant component of many safeguarding issues. An effective approach to online-safety helps education settings to protect and educate the whole school community and to develop systems to identify, intervene and escalate incidents of concern.
Opportunities to teach online-safety in education settings should be considered a central part of a broad and balanced curriculum, alongside e.g. Relationships and Sex Education and Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education.
Governing bodies & proprietors should ensure that:
The role of the Online-Safety Coordinator includes:
Creating, maintaining and reviewing online-safety policies and procedures; promoting awareness and understanding for pupils, parents/carers, staff and volunteers and ensuring online-safety is embedded across the curriculum and promoted with parents and carers
Being the first point of contact for online-safety issues; recording, monitoring, communicating & reviewing concerns; referring concerns to appropriate agencies; reporting to Governors & liaising with the Local Authority, the Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) and other relevant agencies as appropriate
Ensuring that pupils, staff & volunteers receive regular training & offering support and training to parents and carers as appropriate
Online-Safety: a Whole School Approach:
This training MUST be completed by Online-Safety Coordinators in schools & colleges in Sheffield. This is a 2-day course. We are converting this course to a 'virtual' medium and will post details of when this is available soon.
Annual Online-Safety Refresher:
This training should be completed by OSC's only after the 2-day course above. This is a half-day course. We are converting this course to a 'virtual' medium and will post details of when this is available soon.
For further enquiries please email: Safeguarding Children Training