Safeguarding: Meeting Latest Legal & Compliance Requirements

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This workshop focuses on what those organisation employing, working with or training vulnerable people need to have in place to ensure their Safeguarding procedures are legal, robust, effective and to the standards expected required by Ofsted. It is especially suited to representaives from businesses that offer Apprentices, youth and sports clubs and education providers.

The workshop outlines and explains the responsibilities placed on all such providers under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, as well as the additional requirements for learning providers, under the Common Inspection Framework. 

Many of those involved with young people may think they already have robust policies and procedures in place but unfortunately, far too many senior managers just assume that it “won't happen to them” and ignore the issue. 

Whilst youth clubs, sports groups and similar organisations that support young people are usually outside the Ofsted Inspection regime, their staff of volunteers and leaders are not exempt from criminal prosecution for breaches of safeguarding legislation.  Additionally, in the event of incident, all organisations are likely to suffer significant adverse publicity and/or civil litigation especially where their safeguarding procedures are seen to be lacking.

It is essential that all those involved with young or vulnerable people review their Safeguarding policies, procedures and practices, at all levels, both to ensure they are robust and that opportunities for improvement are not being overlooked.

Understanding - and where appropriate adopting - similar standards and approaches to those used by the better learning providers, will help ensure high levels of safety for all and thus reduce the risk of incident and subsequent adverse publicity/prosecution.

Whilst this workshop highlights the potential consequences of poor performance; the main emphasis remains on providing robust guidance, advice and direction on what needs to be done to safeguard young and/or vulnerable people.

For Whom

This intensive and highly pragmatic one-day workshop is designed for organisations who are involved with young and/or vulnerable people.  It is especially suitable for those organisations who have limited understanding of the latest Safeguarding legislation and Ofsted Inspection requirements and need to appreciate what is now considered good practice.

This workshop will be of special interest to operational management and leaders from business, schools, training providers, colleges, youth clubs, sports groups at all levels and to anyone who appoints others to rôles that involve contact with young and/or vulnerable people.

Aims and Objectives

This one day workshop aims to help participants develop or enhance their understanding of:

  • Defining the CIF requirements for safeguarding
  • Exploring how Safeguarding is more than ‘just’ health and safety
  • Understanding the background to applying focus on safeguarding 
  • What safeguarding means in practice
  • Inspection requirements for the area of “Safeguarding”
  • Identifying opportunities for assessing the quality of safeguarding 
  • Contextualising improved safeguarding arrangements to own organisational practice and procedures

Content

The Workshop is split into 4 related but distinct sections:

1   Understanding and Defining Safeguarding

  • How did we get here – understanding the background
  • Safeguarding vulnerable Groups Act 2006
    • Regulated activity
    • Controlled activity
    • Duties of staff and registration
    • Duties of the employer
    • Penalties
  • Common Inspection Framework
    • The increased emphasis on ‘Safeguarding”.
    • Implications – what it all means in practice
    • How adverse judgements can impact on the organisation
  • Linkage to Every Child Matters, The Safe Learner and H&S Legislation
  • More than Just Health and Safety – A summary review

2  What Safeguarding Means in Practice

  • Criminal Record Bureau Checks
    • Who, when and how
  • New Staff
    • Record Keeping
    • Renewals
    • Responding to positive checks
  • Risk Assessing the Work and Learning Environments
    • Risk Assess or Audit – what when and where
    • Whose has responsibility for what
    • Suitably Qualified Persons, Qualifications and Staff Training
  • Safeguarding Training
    • Qualified Persons – Who, When, How, Levels
    • Staff Training – Who, When, How, Levels
    • Sources of Training, Qualifications and Support
  • Ensuring Staff maintain knowledge and understanding on
    • Health and Safety Legislation
    • Equality and Diversity

3 Self Assessing the quality of safeguarding

  • The 6 key factors of effective safeguarding
  • Incorporating Safeguarding into the SAR and QIP

4 Embedding Safeguarding
Session four enables participants to contextualise improved safeguarding arrangements to their own organisational practice and procedures

  • more than compliance ?
  • Making Safeguarding a part of the quality assurance and self-assessment cycle.
  • What needs to be done after today’s training

Delivery Style

  • Small group/pair work
  • Experiential reflection
  • Discussion
  • Information receiving and sharing
  • Presentation
  • Analysis of organisational current practices
  • Recognition of current levels of understanding and skills
  • Networking
  • Participating in a variety of activities
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Workshop Style

This training course is delivered in a workshop style. It is highly participative with a blend of presentation, group exercises and debate.  A comprehensive delegate pack is included. .

Numbers

To ensure effective levels of delegate participation, involvement and interaction, delegate numbers are restricted.  This workshop is suitable for groups of 2 to 20 delegates.

Certification

Formal CPD certificates are provided after the event in a form which is acceptable as CPD evidence to many professional bodies and institutions.

Facilitator

The facilitator for this workshop is a highly experienced trainer with in-depth subject knowledge.