Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of our Young People

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Staff Training. Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of our Young People. Be aware of, and use, procedures and policies Enable staff to be supported in their work Start to build an understanding of Safeguarding matters Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Staff Training

  • Be aware of, and use, procedures and policies

    Enable staff to be supported in their work

    Start to build an understanding of Safeguarding matters

    Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse

    Understand our roles and responsibilitiesto the student and to ourselves

    Be aware of the procedure for referral of concerns

    Ensure College is a safe place to be for all of us

  • Update knowledge of Safeguarding procedures

    Ensure training takes place

    Keep Principal informed

    Recording systems

    Liaise with other agencies

  • Safeguarding

    Safeguarding aims to protect learners from harm and looks at preventative actionPreventativeChild Protection

    Child Protection looks at how we should respond to suspected abuseResponsive

  • 2002CRB [now DBS]New good practice guide is to be renewed every 3 years2007OFSTEDA new Common Inspection Framework therefore a much bigger agenda item for OFSTEDHolly and JessicaBaby PKey Triggers for New Legislation:

  • Operation Yewtree 2012Even after legislation for CRBs and setting up the DBS, we still havent got it right. DBS = Disclosure and Barring Service

  • CRB has now been replaced with DBSAs professionals working with young people, all teachers and other staff require enhanced DBS clearanceDBS checks enable safer recruitment All safeguarding concerns about an adult are referred to the DBSThe DBS allows snippets of information from different places to be collected together [Ian Huntley]DBS = Disclosure and Barring ServiceCRB = Criminal Record Bureau

  • 1. Keeping yourself safe

    2. What you should do if you suspect a student is subject to abuse

  • Avoid responding to student behaviour in any way that could be construed as physically abusive

    Avoid giving negative attention or ridicule

    Remember that genuine attempts to support restraint, comfort could be misinterpreted as abuse

    Best intentions can be seen by others as inappropriate try to assess your behaviour as an on-looker might see it

  • All allegations must be followed by an investigation

    If allegation substantiated then LADO [Local Area Designated Officer] notified

    LADO gives advice on referral to DBS

    College refers to DBS

    DBS makes final decision about suitability to work with young people

  • Be alert to:

    Treating students as peersSharing inappropriate commentsOver-familiaritySocialising with students[You can still be friendly whilst maintaining a professional distance from students]Strongly recommended that staff do not befriend students on FacebookStaff should not give personal mobile numbers or email address to studentsEmail language should be professional [Everything done electronically can be traced and tracked]Accessing student details unnecessarilyAside comments to colleagues or students

  • Could lead to:

  • *A child is any young person under the age of 18 & any vulnerable adult over the age of 18*

    As education professionals we have a legal duty of care to children i.e. under the age of 18 and all vulnerable adults

  • Impairment on achievementImpairment to healthFor us this might manifest as: self harm, eating disorders, bullying, racism and forced marriageAbusePhysicalEmotional SexualNeglect SufferingPhysicalEmotionalMentalIntellectual Different Types of Abuse and Possible ConsequencesImpairment to development

  • Unexplained bruising or markings on skinUnexplained absencesFear of contact being made with parentsEating disordersSelf harmIsolationSubstance abuseInappropriate emotional responses

  • College feels a safe place to be

    Their views and contributions are respected

    We are respectful to each other

    There is a culture of honesty and trust

    Staff listen

    There is space for privacy

  • Listen

    Reassure- but dont promise confidentiality or to solve the problem

    React- no leading questions, no judgements, explain what you must do next

    Write- brief notes

    Support the student has chosen you; you will not make things worse

    Pass it on always pass the information on

  • Ignore or dismiss


    Promise not to tell anyone

    Have a word with the person concerned yourself

  • Where is the Policy?


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