INSET Days: Training Recommendations
On June 25th 2019, EduCare presented a webinar on Safeguarding in September.
Content covered how to manage the usual challenges of a new academic year, with a focus on how the new Ofsted framework will affect training needs.
Safeguarding in September
The webinar looked at 5 key areas:
- Staff wellbeing
- Mental health
- Child exploitation with a focus on county lines and serious youth violence
- Creating a safe environment including health and safety, cybersecurity and online safety
- Children missing education
Recommended training courses for September
As well as your usual child protection/refresher training, we would recommend the following safeguarding training topics for September inset days:
Serious violence has been a growing concern for some time, this has been reflected in the need for it to be added to KCSIE 2019 as a specific safeguarding concern and as such is going to be very important in the next academic year.
Our course has been written in partnership with The Children’s Society and includes information about County Lines and the terminology used by young people that helps professionals to improve understand and communicate.
One of the key changes in the new Ofsted framework is a focus on staff wellbeing.
We are developing a new course with leading experts which will be available in the new academic year.
Transition can be a very anxious time for many young people.
Having a sound understanding of mental health issues will continue to be important in the years to come with an expectation that evidencing Mental Health Awareness training will soon be a requirement.
The new KCSIE 2019 guidelines have extended the section on so-called Honour-Based Abuse.
The DfE is also still considering a mandatory reporting duty on Forced Marriage that will mirror that in place of FGM.
Not all children return to school after the summer break.
It is important that schools understand the current laws and issues relating to school attendance and can respond quickly to ensure children are not at risk of harm, exploitation or radicalisation.
Ofsted has made it clear that any signs of off-rolling will not be tolerated.
EduCare for Education
Our complete online learning service for the Education sector contains over 30 essential safeguarding and duty of care training courses that will help you evidence compliance and help keep children safe this September.
You can train your whole school community including teachers, volunteers, support staff and governors for less than £2 per-person, per-course, and definitely less than a flat white.
To get a no-obligation quote for your whole school for one year’s unlimited access, fill in the form, giving your pupil roll numbers below and we will get straight back to you.