Level 2 Training - Legislative Framework:
- Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2018) states that governing bodies and proprietors should ensure that all staff undergo safeguarding and child protection training (including online safety) at induction and that this should be regularly updated. Induction and training should be in line with advice from the local three safeguarding partners (Children's Services, Police and Clinical Commissioning groups). In addition, all staff should receive regular safeguarding and child protection updates (for example, via email, e-bulletins, staff meetings) as required, and at least annually, to provide them with relevant skills and knowledge to safeguard children effectively
- The SET Procedures (ESCB, 2018) state: each establishment (school or college) should have a designated and deputy professional lead for safeguarding. This role should be clearly set out and supported with a regular training and development program in order to fulfil the child welfare and safeguarding responsibilities.
- Inspecting Safeguarding in Early Years, Education and Skills Settings (Ofsted, August 2018) states that there should be 'clear and effective arrangements for staff development and training in respect of protection and care of learners'.
To support schools in ensuring all staff are appropriately trained, the presentations and on-line learning opportunities below are available. Schools are, of course, able to make their own arrangements for training and are not required to use these tools. They should, however, ensure they are meeting statutory requirements (above) in training all staff in child protection practice and procedures.
The Essex Safeguarding Children Board offers face to face Level 2 training. Further details can be accessed via the ESCB
Level 2 Safeguarding Training - Certificate Template
The DfE has developed 3
family case studies to illustrate many of the issues that practitioners are
likely to encounter when investigating childhood neglect. The 3 families are: