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Alternative Education Providers (SCC) Training

The safeguarding training pathway and audit tool for Alternative Education Providers supported by Sheffield City Council are here:

This pathway is part of the contract with SCC and is monitored regularly for compliance.

Safeguarding Children Induction:

E-learning Safeguarding in Education:

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 saved & completed in sections. It will consider key legislation, signs of abuse and neglect, safe working practices, concerns about a child or young person, early intervention, and other current issues.

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

Basic Safeguarding Children in Education Training:

    For academic year 21-2 this course will be run through zoom. This is a half-day course and there will be 2 sessions available on one day only   for AEP's for 21-2 so please ensure that you send all staff that require this training:

    Thurs 2nd Sept 2021, 8:45am for 9am start to12.15pm finish 
    Thurs 2nd Sept 2021, 12:45pm for 1pm start to 4.15pm finish

    Bookings can be made by emailing Daina.Cummings@sheffield.gov.uk 

    Advanced Safeguarding Children in Education Training:

    Designated Safeguarding Leads and Deputies (DSL/D's) complete this training with DSL/D's from all Sheffield education settings.

    For more information follow these links: 

    Online-Safety Coordinator (SCC AEP's) Training:

    All AEP's must have an Online-Safety Coordinator who is also a Designated safeguarding Lead or Deputy. For details about the Online-Safety Coordinator role please follow this link: Online-Safety Coordinators.

    This is a one-day course and there will be one course for AEP's for 21-2 so please ensure that you send a DSL/D to this if you don't currently have a trained OCS. For academic year 21-2 this course will be run through zoom.

    Wed 8th Dec 2021, 8.45am for 9.00am start to 4.00pm finish

    To apply for a place on this course please complete the application form here: Online-Safety Training for Alternative Providers (Virtual)

    (N.B If you do not receive an automated response e-mail within a few minutes of submitting your application, please contact us immediately as your application may not have been successful.  We have been made aware that security settings within some establishments are blocking this process.

    Recent investigations have also indicated that some information/e-mail addresses may have been entered incorrectly please ensure this information is correct before clicking submit.  We only know there is a problem if you contact us.

    Prevent Training:

    The free e-learning training course: ‘Understanding Pathways to Extremism and the Prevent Programme’ is suitable for the Senior Manager, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputies in Alternative Education Provider (SCC) settings.

    The course can be completed at any time by 'self registering' through Virtual College here: self-registration

    Safer Recruitment Training:

    This is required by the senior manager of each alternative education provider. The suitable free e-learning course from Virtual College is here: Safer Recruitment

    Multi-Agency Training:

    Staff with a safeguarding role are also welcome to attend any of the SCSP multi-agency training, which is free to Sheffield organisations. For more information follow this link: Multi-Agency Training

    For further enquiries please email: Safeguarding Children Training or contact the Progressions Team Manager: Daina.Cummings@sheffield.gov.uk 

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    If you are concerned about a child or young person, follow this link: Referring a safeguarding concern to Children’s Social Care

    Education Training Guidance:

    Application Forms:

    Training ID 4 digit number:

    Your individual 4 digit training number is in your safeguarding team details here: Education Settings' Safeguarding Children Teams Schoolpoint link

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