What is my safeguarding training responsibility?
Teachers in the following circumstances should undertake safeguarding training, which must be renewed every 3 years
· Specialist classes for children or under 18s
· 1:1 tuition with under 18s
· Adult classes with under 18s in attendance
· Mother and baby classes · Specialist classes for adults at risk
· Adult classes with adults at risk in attendance
What is the content of the training and how do I access it?
Training is available on either an online or a face-to-face basis. Safeguarding has a significant emotional content and face-to-face training means support is available during the training. Consideration should be given to this when booking training.
There are many options for online safeguarding training. TSYP recommends the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Course or accessing training through your Local Safeguarding Children Board / Local Safeguarding Adults Board.
Local Safeguarding Children Board / Local Safeguarding Adults Board Training may be available free of charge. For information about this training you need to access Local Safeguarding Children Board / Local Safeguarding Adults Board Training website. Please contact the TSYP Designated Safeguarding Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need support to access this training.
The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Course is a flexible, self-directed training programme which can be done from home on-line. The cost is around £20 in 2019. The course was written by the NSPCC and provides an introduction to keeping children safe in sport. It is delivered in four modules with questions to test understanding. This is available via the following link: https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/training/child-protection-safeguarding-sport
LOCAL SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN BOARDS
Your Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) has been set up by the local authority. It has a strategic role to play in protecting children in your area. This page tells you more about these boards.
What is the role of the Local Safeguarding Children Board?
A Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is a multi-agency body set up in every local authority. Each LSCB has an independent Chair, that is, someone who doesn’t work for Children’s Services. However, the Chair will work closely with the Director of Children’s Services.
The role of the LSCB is to:
· coordinate what is done by everyone on the LSCB to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in the area
· make sure that each organisation acts effectively when they are doing this.
The LSCB publishes policies and procedures for safeguarding children in their area.
Which organisations are represented on the LSCB?
As well as the local authority, other organisations are represented on the LSCB. They include:
· the police
· health services
· probation services
· the local youth offending team
· in England, CAFCASS (Children and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service)
· in Wales, CAFCASS CYMRU (Children and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service).
The LSCB can also include representatives from other people or organisations in the community if their activities relate to children, for example, the NSPCC or Barnados.
LSCB policies about safeguarding children
Each LSCB must draw up their own procedures for dealing with child abuse, in line with legislation and government guidance. Because of this, procedures for dealing with child abuse may be different in different local authority areas. You can get a copy of your local procedures from the local authority child protection team. All LSCBs have their own websites where you can download information about local policies.
In Scotland these boards are called Area Child Protection Committees.