Level 2 Training - Legislative Framework
Department for Education
Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE, 2021)
Governing bodies and proprietors should ensure that all staff complete safeguarding and child protection training (including online safety). This should be at induction and updated regularly. Induction and training should in line with advice from the local three safeguarding partners. These are Children's Services, Police and Clinical Commissioning groups.
All staff should receive regular safeguarding and child protection updates. For example, via email, e-bulletins, staff meetings, and at least annually. This is to provide staff with the relevant skills and knowledge to safeguard children effectively.
Essex Safeguarding Children Board
SET Procedures (2019)
Each establishment (school or college) should have a designated lead for safeguarding. There should also be a deputy. This role should be set out clearly. It should also be supported with a regular training and development program. This is so that child welfare and safeguarding responsibilities are met.
Presentations and online learning
Presentations and online learning are available below. These support schools in ensuring all staff are trained appropriately. Schools may make their own arrangements for training and are not required to use these tools. However, schools should ensure they are meeting statutory requirements, in training all staff in child protection practice and procedures.
The Essex Safeguarding Children Board offers Level 2 training. Details available on their website.
These online learning packages support the understanding of Prevent and Channel Panels :
Level 2 Safeguarding Training - Certificate Template
The DfE has developed 3 family case studies. They illustrate issues that practitioners are likely to encounter when investigating childhood neglect. You can access the case studies on the Gov.uk website.
The 3 families are:
The case studies provide first person narratives. This gives the perspective of each adult and child.
Accompanying videos to these case studies are available on our YouTube channel.
The Gov.uk website has supporting documentation to go with these case studies: