voluntary sector Training

In-House: Effective Safeguarding Training for the Voluntary Sector

voluntary sector Training

Effectively keeping people safe from harm relies on a whole organisation approach to safeguarding which places the safety of children and adults at risk at the centre of your work.

This one-day In-House course is designed to deliver a comprehensive insight on how you can improve safeguarding in charities and voluntary organisations in England. It will explain the key legal and regulatory duties on organisations to protect children and adults at risk of harm and how to meet the duties through establishing effective policies, procedures and practices. The course will introduce key preventative measures and responding well to concerns and allegations which may arise.

It is designed for strategic and operational leaders to plan, deliver, monitor and evaluate their approach to safeguarding. The course includes interactive, practical exercises and space to consider how to implement safe working practices.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand key concepts in safeguarding and preventing harm
  • Get acquainted with relevant legislation, regulatory duties, guidance and bodies that provides the framework for safeguarding in voluntary organisation
  • Learn how to effectively manage concerns of someone being at risk of or experiencing harm
  • Identify the relevant roles and responsibilities needed in an organisation to safeguard
  • Find out how to plan, deliver, monitor and assure your safeguarding practice
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Coffee and Registration


Trainer’s Welcome and Introductions


Introduction to Safeguarding

  • Considering what ‘safeguarding’ actually means and quickly recognising safeguarding concerns when they arise
  • Identifying key groups at risk of harm
  • Understanding the legal framework for safeguarding
  • Key safeguarding services and agencies


Morning Break


Understanding Harm in Safeguarding of Children and Adults at Risk

  • Identifying types and indicators of harm and abuse
  • Reducing the barriers to identifying harm
  • Enabling effective procedures for expressions of concern




Clarifying Roles and Responsibilities to Enable Effective Safeguarding

  • Responding to safeguarding concerns
  • The role of a designated safeguarding officer
  • Recognising and clarifying the leaders roles in safeguarding


Afternoon Break


Implementing Effective Safeguarding Practices in Your Organisation

  • Aiding organisational risk management
  • Monitoring and evaluating safeguarding practice
  • Learning from experience and enabling positive change


Evaluation, Feedback and Final Questions

*Programme subject to change

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